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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…

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…

Re-Imagining Worship As Acts Of Defiance And Alternatives In The Context Of Empire

Re-Imagining Worship As Acts Of Defiance And Alternatives In The Context Of Empire

  RE-IMAGINING WORSHIP AS ACTS OF DEFIANCE AND ALTERNATIVES IN THE CONTEXT OF EMPIRE God’s mission has always taken place in the midst of Empire. God becomes incarnate through Jesus in an imperial world. While the story of his birth and his eventual execution tell a story of adversity in the midst of Empire, the story of Jesus also tells a story of defiance in the face of death, and more importantly through his resurrection it tells a story of hope. Our stories today parallel the story of Jesus in the midst of Empire. We speak of Empire, because we…

God of all the refugee and immigrant children – A prayer on Father Day

God of all the refugee and immigrant children – A prayer on Father Day

God of all children God of all the refugee and immigrant children God of my children I pray today to thank you for my kids: Libby, Cici and Ike. I pray they continue to be the joy they have been. They have beautiful hearts, they have conscious minds, they care for others, they listen, they thrive to be good human beings. Surely, they can also be a handful sometimes but I am so grateful to you for them.  They make me feel like a father and that is all I want to be in this life!   I thank you…