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ARTICLES – Cláudio Carvalhaes

ARTICLES

Decoloniality, Theory and Methodology

Decoloniality, Theory and Methodology

Decoloniality, Theory and Methodology Conference: (From) Coloniality and Religious Practices: Liberating Hope 04-08 April, 2019 – São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil – International Association of Practical Theology Cláudio Carvalhaes A band begins playing the music of Gilberto Gil: Um Sonho Throughout the lecture this video is on screen: you can see the performance below, the lecture starts at 0:32 minutes. Introduction I want to express my gratitude to those of you who are here. I would like to thank all of the people of the International Association of Practical Theology, especially to Prof. Dr. Júlio Cézar Adam and Prof. Dr. Valburga…

The Asylum Seekers/Immigrants Are Coming! God save us! by Cláudio Carvalhaes and Gregory Cuellar

The Asylum Seekers/Immigrants Are Coming! God save us! by Cláudio Carvalhaes and Gregory Cuellar

  The Asylum Seekers/Immigrants Are Coming! God save us! Cláudio Carvalhaes and Gregory Cuellar   The initial caravan of precious people, about 7000Asylum seekers that has dwindled in its numbers now, mostly from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, are coming! Or we should say the mob of immigrants, or the onslaught, the assault, the attack of dangerous immigrants coming to destroy the United States one and for all. Our super militaristic country is now at the mercy of these immigrants. Thank God we have a strong president now!   The danger is such that the president of the United States…

Teopoética Litúrgica e a Estética da Noite – “Faz Escuro Mas Eu Canto”

Teopoética Litúrgica e a Estética da Noite – “Faz Escuro Mas Eu Canto”

Teopoética Litúrgica e a Estética da Noite  “Faz Escuro Mas Eu Canto”     Fogo!… Queimaram Palmares, Nasceu Canudos. Fogo!… Queimaram Canudos, Nasceu Caldeirões. Fogo!… Queimaram Caldeirões, Nasceu Pau De Colher. Fogo!… Queimaram Pau De Colher… E Nasceram, Tantas Outras Comunidades Que Os Vão Cansar Se Continuarem Queimando. Porque Mesmo Que Queimam A Escrita, Não Queimarão A Oralidade. Mesmo que Queimem Os Símbolos, Não Queimarão Os Significados. Mesmo Queimando O Nosso Povo Não Queimarão A Ancestralidade. Nego Bispo Antônio Bispo Dos Santos Quilombo Saco Curtume Em São João Do Piauí/PI[1] Vivemos tempos sombrios. O mundo vai se escurecendo, e caminhando…

We Are All Immigrants! Imago Dei, Citizenship, And The Im/Possibility Of Hospitality

We Are All Immigrants! Imago Dei, Citizenship, And The Im/Possibility Of Hospitality

Abstract We are all immigrants! Some of us are more recent immigrants than others. In this time of nation-states, we forget that our true country, our true home, is in heaven and we are all moving around as migrants until we cross the Jordan River. While we live here among the nations, on this good earth, the oikos of God, we are all full-fledged members of God’s realm, under the grace of God who makes us all equal. By this grace of God, we all carry God’s image, like a passport, whatever our status as citizens or as stateless persons.…

How Ethics Arise Out Of Worship

How Ethics Arise Out Of Worship

From Lex Natura To Lex Orandi To Lex Credendi To The Law Of Living: How Ethics Arise Out Of Worship[1] Cláudio Carvalhaes   Introduction – God or Human Agency?   At the gathering of the German Liturgical Conferencein Hildesheim in August 2018, I met Bernd Wannenwetsch whom I have read when doing my doctoral studies. While I was trying to see him under the light of liberation theology I realize now how much he challenged and still challenges my thinking. His lecture at Hildesheim provoked me in many ways. His major point was that the work of ethics in liturgy…