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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 para…

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…

A prayer for the death of all the bees in our planet

A prayer for the death of all the bees in our planet

I prayer for the death of all the bees in our planet: Oh God of all the bees, we thank you for all the honey we once had and the cross-pollination bees brought to our world. Now we offer the bees to your hands. We understand that agribusiness say we can’t plant without agri-toxics. Thank you them and for all the pesticides that are killing people and bugs and insects and destroying the the eco-systems of our world everywhere. We give to you the beginning of of the end of our world as we know it. May you build new…

An ode to Rev. Dr. James H. Cone – A Video Performance and a Text

An ode to Rev. Dr. James H. Cone – A Video Performance and a Text

Don’t Forget the Poor – Thank you Prof. Cone Cláudio Carvalhaes   He is clearly the most important theologian in the history of United States. Of all things, what James Cone did was to remind us that God takes sides and God is always on the side of the poor and the weak in society. For theology to be worthy of its existence, or better said, to actually be theology, it has to speak with and on behalf of the poor, those economically and racially marginalized in society.   The early days of liberation theology in the Americas is fascinating.…