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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.…

An Interrreligious Dialogue Between Cheik Khaled Bentounès, Rabbi Rolando Matalon, and Minister and Theologian Cláudio Carvalhaes

An Interrreligious Dialogue Between Cheik Khaled Bentounès, Rabbi Rolando Matalon, and Minister and Theologian Cláudio Carvalhaes

Here is video of an interreligious conversation between a Rabbi, a Cheikh and a Pastor on Shared Sacred Sites done at the New York Public Library. https://livestream.com/accounts/7711185/events/8122947/videos/172468266 Shared Sacred Sites New York Public Library, March 28, 2018 Cláudio Carvalhaes   Introduction Thank you for all who put this wonderful event together! I am grateful to be here! So I will star by saying that, from a little I saw and read about this art exhibition and this project, I effusively salute this fantastic effort to see examples of other forms of life possible through shared sacred places, places that we…

Birds, People, Then Religion—An Eco-Liberation Theological and Pedagogical Approach to Interreligious Rituals

Birds, People, Then Religion—An Eco-Liberation Theological and Pedagogical Approach to Interreligious Rituals

In this article, the author wrestles with a possible common ground for interreligious theological dialogue and engagement as they relate to educational processes and ritual practices. Rituals and theories must be brought together to help us put thought and practice together. In order to do this, we need to start where it hurts, in our own suffering, which is the ground zero for many religions. This article narrates a group of students who create a ritual that engages the “colonial wound.” The article suggests that we must listen to the birds so we can listen to the wounds of the…

The Prophetic: That Which Keeps Us Alive

The Prophetic: That Which Keeps Us Alive

“The Prophetic: That Which Keeps Us Alive” McCormick Theological Seminary, October 22-23, 2014 Opening lecture: “Fire, ashes, bread, water and Spirit: that which keeps us alive”   Dear Sisters and Brothers, may the peace of Christ be with you! First of all let me start with a prayer from the Native American Osage Nation; “Grandmother! Grandfather! Sacred One Above and Sacred One Below. Thank you for this day, for life itself, and especially for this gathering of relatives in the struggle for liberation.”[1]   I am so glad you came to McCormick days. I thank our precious Nannette Banks who organized…