Rev. Cláudio Carvalhaes, Ph.D.
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York — New York, NY
M.Phil. (2006) and Ph.D. (2007) in the interdisciplinary fields of Liturgy and Systematic Theology
Advisors: Janet R. Walton and Delores Williams
Methodist University of São Paulo
Ecumenical Institute of the Graduate School of Religion — São Paulo, Brazil
M.Phil., with distinction
Fields of study: Theology, Philosophy, and History
Ecumenical Institute of Bossey, World Council of Churches — Geneva, Switzerland
Specialization studies in Ecumenism
Independent Presbyterian Theological Seminary — São Paulo, Brazil
M.Div., Theology, with distinction
Teaching / Working Experience
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York — New York, NY 2016-Present
Professor of Worship
McCormick Theological Seminary — Chicago, IL 2014–2016
Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship
Director of the Latino/a Center
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia — Philadelphia, PA
Associate Professor of Liturgy and Worship
- International Students Advisor
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary — Louisville, KY
Associate Professor of Worship and Preaching
- Dean of the Chapel (2008 ‒2010)
- Chair of the Student Life Committee
- Member of the Grawemeyer Committee
Faculty Member, Black Church Studies Program (Spring 2010‒2012)
Professor of African American Worship
Faculty Member, Programa Hispano de Pastores Laicos Comisionados (Fall 2010)
Professor of Latino/a Hispanic Worship
Institute of Theology of Bahia — Salvador, Brazil
Visiting Summer Professor – Summers 2007‒2008
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York -New York, NY 2006-07
- Introduction to Preaching and Worship (Profs. Barbara Lundblad, Janet Walton, and Troy Messenger – Fall 2005/Fall 2006)
- Preaching for Social Transformation (Prof. Barbara Lundblad, Spring 2006)
- Freedom in a Bonded World (Prof. Ivone Gebara – Spring 2005)
- Ethical Trends in the 21st Century (Prof. Ivone Gebara – Spring 2005)
- How to Do Rituals Workshop – Baptism, Wedding, Funeral and Memorial Services (Prof. Barbara Lundblad, Fall 2004 – Spring 2005)
- Introduction to Islam (Prof. Isma Sayeed – Spring 2004)
- Worship and the Arts (Prof. Janet R. Walton – Fall 2004)
- Foundations of Christian Theology I (Prof. James H. Cone – Fall 2003)
Union Student Liaison to the American Academy of Religion Jan. 2006–May 2007
Honors, Awards, and Grants
|Fellow of the Christ Seminar, Christologies of the People, Westar Institute.
Grant, Council of World Mission, Project: “Re-Imagining Worship As Acts Of Defiance And Alternatives In The Context Of Empire.”
Grant, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, Peer-Mentoring Project: “Sustaining a Sense of Vocation through Latino/a Peer Mentoring”
Award of Excellence from the Associated Church Press for Theological Reflection: Short Form, for “IMAGO DEI: Poverty, Equality and the Trinity” in Church Health Center Magazine.
|Grant, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, Workshop for Pre-Tenure Latino/a Religion Faculty in Theological Schools, Colleges, and Universities||2012‒2013|
|“The Most Fabulous Faculty,” an award given by students at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary for two years|| 2007&2012
|Grant, AAR/Luce Summer Seminars on Theologies of Religious Pluralism and Comparative Theology||2010‒2011|
|The Kentucky Metroversity Outstanding Faculty of Adult Learners Award||2009‒2010|
|Grant, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship for the Worship Renewal at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary||2008‒2009|
|Grant, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, Workshop for Pre-Tenure Faculty at Theological Schools||2008‒2009|
|The Daniel Day Williams Fellowship Award for Excellence in Theological Studies Union Theological Seminary, New York.||2006‒2007|
Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil 1994-2014
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Presbytery of Southern New England 2000-Present
Publications – Books published in Portuguese
Manual Teológico de Sobrevivência no Brasil. Religião Acima de Tudo, Morte Acima de Todos (São Paulo: Editora Recriar, 2022). (Theological Manual of Survival in Brazil. Religion Above Everything, God Above All.)
Séries of articles published throughout the year 2021 at the COluna de Terça Magazine following the disasters of the Bolsonaro government.
Correlações: Religião, Liturgia e Arte (São Paulo: Fonte Editorial, 2018). (Correlations: Religion, Liturgy and Art)
This book proposes a dialogue between philosophy, aesthetics, art, religion, theology and liturgy.
Querida Ivone, Amorosas Cartas de Teologia & Amizade Cláudio Carvalhaes e Nancy Cardoso, editors. Núcleo de Pesquisa de Gênero/EST. Porto Alegre, Brasil: CEBI & EST, 2014. (Dear Ivone: Love Letters of Theology and Friendship).
This book honors one of the most important Brazilian theologians in the world today: Ivone Gebara. Articles by people from across the American continent discuss Gebara’s work in the form of a personal letter to her.
Teologia do Culto: Entre o Altar e o Mundo: Aportes Multidisciplinares da Liturgia Cláudio Carvalhaes, editor. São Paulo, Brazil: Fonte Editorial, 2012. (Theology of Worship: Between the Altar and the World – Inter-Disciplinary Approaches to Liturgy).
From the Introduction: “…The liturgical life confuses the markers between what is inside and outside of the liturgical space, the sacred and the profane, between the altar and the world…. This book wants to connect liturgical practices, symbols and theologies with diverse areas of knowledge that are not often in dialogue with what happens in the Christian worship. The hope is that this book will expand the possibilities of thinking about the liturgical field in Brazil, its history and consequently the world.”
Oi Pai. Imaginário De Um Pai Encantado. São Paulo: Editora Per Se, 2011. (Hi Dad. An Imaginary Conversation Between a Son and an Enchanted Father).
From the introduction: “This book is a narration of many imaginary conversations of a son with his father who became enchanted after he died. Structured in a liturgical format, what you will see in this book is the painful dealing with the remains that death leaves us and the attempt to capture and choreograph the intensity of the loss and emptiness that a death of a beloved father brings. Using theology, liturgy and critical theory, the book brings a wealth of issues as diverse as they are unexpected, in a (dis)continued talk, fractured by the presence of an absence and the hope of a time of gentleness, that in the words of famous Brazilian poet Chico Buarque, ‘is a time that redoes what was undone.’”
Transgressões: Religião, Performance e Arte. Sao Paulo: Emblema Ideas, 2005. (Transgressions: Religion, Performance and Art).
From the back cover: “In this series of essays, the writer uses philosophical post-structuralist tools to get at the connections between theology, religion and ritual. Transgressing the rationality of religion, Carvalhaes tries to undermine its excluding metaphysical structures, its universal categories and desire of appropriation and autonomy. It is a philosophical/theological/ritual attempt to rescue that which was left out in theological and religious discourses as arts and performances are invoked/evoked as transgressive partners in this endeavor.”
Publications – Books published in English
How Do We Become Green People and Earth Communities. Inventory, Metamorphoses and Emergenc(i)es.(York: The Barber’s Son, 2023).
Ritual’s at World’s End: Essays on Eco-Liturgical Liberation Theology (York: The Barber’s Son, Fall 2021).
Praying With Every Heart – Orienting Our Lives to the Wholeness of the World (Oregon: Cascade Books, 2021).
Liturgies from Below: Prayers from People at the Ends of the World (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2020). USA Version / From the Ends of the World. Prayers in Defiance of Empire (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2020). International Version.
What’s Worship Got To Do With It? Interpreting Life Liturgically (Oregon: Cascade Books, 2018).
Liturgy in Postcolonial Perspectives—Only One Is Holy. Ed. Cláudio Carvalhaes (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Postcolonialism and Religions Series.
Eucharist and Globalization: Redrawing the Borders of Eucharistic Hospitality (Oregon: Wipf and Stock, Pickwick Publications, 2013).
Publications – Journals Edited
(De)coloniality and Religious Practices: Liberating Hope, Cláudio Carvalhes, Júlio Cézar Adam, Valburga Schmiedt Streck, Editors, International Academy of Practical Theology Conference Series, Oslo: Norway, 2021.
Black Religions in Brazil/Religiões Negras no Brasil. Editors: Cláudio Carvalhaes and Marcos Silva. CrossCurrents, Vol. 68, No. 1 (Winter 2017). Bilingual: English and Portuguese
The Poetics of Religion in Rubem Alves. Editors: Claudio Carvalhaes and Paulo Augusto S. Nogueira, Estudos de Religião, Brasil V. 32, N. 2 (Summer 2017).
Forms of Speech, Religion and Social Resistance. Editor: Cláudio Carvalhaes. CrossCurrents, Vol. 66, No. 1 (Fall 2016).
Publications – Book chapters
“Laughing to Postpone The end of the World–Performing at the Abyss of Climate Collapse,” in Brooding Over Creation: Affective Ecologies, Religion, and Theology (Ed. Jacob J. Erickson).
“Liturgeography – The Law Of The Land As The Law Of Liturgeographical Theologies,” in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Liturgical Theology, Khalia J. Williams & Porter C. Taylor (editors), (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2022).
“Colonization, Trauma and Prayers – Towards A Collective Healing,” in Intersectional Trauma Theologies, Karen O’Donnell and Katie Cross (Editors), (London: SCM Press, 2022).
“Foreword,” in Decolonizing Eco-theology: Indigenous and Subaltern Challenges, S. Lily Mendoza and George Zachariah (Editors), (Oregon: Cascade, 2022).
“Praying with the Unwanted People at the End of the World,” in T&T Clark Companion to Christian Prayer, Ashley Cocksworth and John C. McDowell (Editors), (New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2021).
“Sacraments and the Earth: The Poor, The Clouds and The Extinction of Animals,” in T&T Clark Companion to Sacraments, Martha Moore-Keish and James Farwell (Editors), (London: T&T Clark, 2022).
“Worship and Spirituality in in Latin America,” in Christianity in Latin America, Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity, Volume 6, (Kenneth R. Ross, Francis Alvarez, Todd M. Johnson (Editors), (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021).
“Class, Interreligious Borders and Ways of Living with Pachamama,” in Faith(s) Seeking Justice: Dialogue and Liberation, Peniel Jesudason Rufus Rajkumar (Editor), (Geneva: WCC, 2021), 220-239.
“A letter to Marc Ellis,” Scholarship in the New Diaspora: The Practices of the Intellectual in Exile, Edited by Susanne Scholz and Santiago Slabodsky, upcoming 2021.
“Introduction,” With Many Voices: Liturgies In Contexts, Edited by Viji Varghese Eapen (India: DARE, 2020).
“This Is Just The End: On How Not To Go Mad These Days,” Dwayne Howell and Chuck Aaron, Co-Editors, Preaching In/And the Borderlands (Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2020).
“Caminho Adentro: Caminho de Uma Luminosa Escuridão,” Going Within: A Path Towards Luminous Darkness. In Religião: Linguagens, Carlos Eduardo Brandão Calvani & Cicero Cunha Bezerra (Orgs) (Curitiba, Brasil: CRV Editora, 2020).
“A Theological Shift: From Multiculturalisms to Multinaturalisms,” in Vulnerability and Resistance: Body and Liberating Theologies, Jione Havea (Editor), (Lexington & Fortress Academic Press, 2020).
“A Beleza Da Santidade Vida, Arte E Liturgia Em Movimento,” in Linguagens Litúrgicas E Artísticas Na América Latina: Memória E Identidades, Renato Ferreira Machado Júlio Cézar Adam (Orgs.) (Canoas, RS: Universidade La Salle – Editora Unilasalle, 2020, Brazil). The Beauty of Sanctity: Art, and Liturgy in Movement,” in Liturgical and Artistic Languages in Latin America: Memory and Identities.
“A Decolonial Prayer” In Decolonial Christianities: Latinx and Latin American Perspectives. New Approaches to Religion and Power Series, Editors (Palgrave, 2019).
“Liturgische Befreiungstheologie, in Dorothea Haspelmath-Finatti (ed.), Called to Worship – Freed to Respond. Beiträge aus der internationalen Liturgischen Theologie zum Zusammenhang von Gottesdienst und Ethik, Gütersloher Verlagshaus, Gütersloh 2019.
“Lex Naturae – A New Way Into a Liturgical Political Theology,” in T&T Clark Handbook to Political Theology, Rubem Rosário-Rodriguez (ed.) (New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2019).
“A Hermeneutics of the Knees,” in The Wiley Blackwell Reader in Practical Theology, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore (ed.) (New Jersey: Wiley Blackwell, 2019).
“Introduction – ‘Africa Sekeleka!’” In Liturgy and Identity: Ecumenical and Religio-Cultural Perspectives, Edited by Lilian C. Siwila and R. Hewitt (Cluster publications, 2018).
“Liberation Theology and the Death of God,” in Radical Theology Handbook, Edited by
Christopher D. Rodkey and Jordan E. Miller (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
“Liturgia y Educación Teológica.” In Otra Educación Teológica Es Posible. Nuevos Sujetos y Campos, Nicolas Panotto y Mathias Preisweerk (editores), Servicios Pedagógicos y Teológicos (Buenos Aires: GEMRIP, 2018). (“Liturgy and Theological Education” in Another Theological Education is Possible, Subjects and Fields).
“Deus e o Impeachment no Brasil” in: LELLIS, Nelson, org. Política e Religião à Brasileira – ensaios sobre trajetórias políticas de uma sociedade bravamente religiosa. (São Paulo: Terceira Via, 2017). “God and the impeachment in Brazil” in Politics and Brazilian Religion – Essays on the Political Trajectories of a Brave Religious Society.
“Worship, Liturgy and Public Witness.” In Companion on Public Theology. Ed. Katie Day and Sebastian Kim, (Boston, MA: Brill, 2017).
“A Religião Entre os Sinais da Pós-Modernidade” in Religião: Olhares, Ed. Brandão, Carlos Eduardo Calvani, Bezerra, Cicero Cunha and Dos Santos, Joe Marçal Gonçalves. (Curitiba: Editora CRV, 2016). “Religion Between Postmodern Signs” In Religion: Gaze.
“Oppressed Bodies Don’t Have Sex: The Blind Spots of Bodily and Sexual Discourses in the Construction of Subjectivity in Latin American Theology” In Indecent Theologians: Marcella Althaus-Reid and the Next Generation of Postcolonial Activists Ed. Nicolas Panotto (Borderless Press, 2016).
“Forms of Speech, Religion and Social Resistance: Introduction.” In Forms of Speech, Religion and Social Resistance. Ed. Cláudio Carvalhaes. CrossCurrents, Vol. 66, No. 1 (Fall 2016).
“Praying Each Other’s Prayers: An Inter-religious Approach.” In Postcolonial Practice of Ministry. Ed. Kwok Pui Lan and Stephen Burns (Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, 2016).
“Teologia Pública e Pós-colonialismo.” In Teología Pública: Un Debate A Partir De América Latina, Rudolf von Sinner and Nicolas Panotto (Editors), Faculdades EST and Gemrip, 2016.” Public Theology and Postcolonialism InPublic Theology: A debate from Latin America.
“Pope Francis Between Liberation Theology and Postcolonial Theology and the Future of Critical Theologies.” In Pope Francis in Postcolonial Reality: Complexities, Ambiguities, & Paradoxes. Ed. Nicolas Panotto (Borderless Press, 2015).
“Worshiping with Homeless: Foreign Ecclesiologies.” In Moving Body: The Church in Migration Around the World.Ed. Susanna Snyder, Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, Joshua Ralston, and Susanna Snyder (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).
“A Alegria É A Prova Dos Nove.’’ In Querida Ivone, Amorosas Cartas de Teologia & Amizade. Ed. Cláudio Carvalhaes & Nancy Cardoso (Núcleo de Pesquisa de Gênero/EST. Porto Alegre, Brasil: CEBI & EST, 2014). “Happiness is the proof,” In Dear Ivone, Loving Letters of Theology and Friendship.
“Thinking Spiritually: Where Is the Spirit When We Think?” In Thinking Theologically. Ed. Eric Barreto (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014).
“A Nervura do Sagrado: A Intertextualidade da Obra de Camus e o Cristianismo.” In Finitude e Mistério: Mística e Literatura Moderna. Org. Jimmy Sudario Cabral e Maria Clara Lucchetti Bingemer, PUC – São Paulo e Mauad X Editora (São Paulo, 2014). “The Nerves of the Sacred: Intertextuality Between Albert Camus and Christianity.” In Poetics of Mystery: Mystic and Modern Literature.
“As Marcas Espirituais (Éticas) do Corpo.” In Desejo e Mistério: Olhares Diversos Sobre a Sexualidade (Editora Reflexão, CAALL e Editora da Universidade Candido Mendes EDUCAM, São Paulo, 2013). “The Spiritual (Ethical) Marks of the Body.” In Desire and Mystery: Diverse Perspectives on Sexuality.
“Fronteiras, Globalização, Eucaristia e Hospitalidade.” In Entre o Altar e o Mundo: Aportes Multidisciplinares da Liturgia. Ed. Cláudio Carvalhaes (Fonte Editorial, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2012). “Frontiers, Globalization, Eucharist and Hospitality.” In Theology of Worship: Between the Altar and the World—Inter-Disciplinary Approaches to Liturgy.
“O Pobre Não Tem Sexo: A Ausência do Corpo e da Sexualidade na Construção da Subjetividade na Teologia da Libertação na America Latina.” In Sexualidade – Abordagem Bíblica, Teológica e Pastoral (Fonte Editorial, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2011).
“God´s Petticoat and Capitalism-full Fashion,” by Cláudio Carvalhaes and Nancy Cardoso Pereira. In Dancing Theology in Fetish Boots: Essays in Honor of Marcella Althaus-Reid. Ed. Lisa Isherwood and Mark D. Jordan (London: SCM Press, 2010).
“Storytelling Renewed: A Response to Charles Rice.” In The Re(New)ed Homiletic. Ed. O. Wesley Allen, Jr. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010).
“In Spirit and in Truth: The Liturgical Space as Territory.” In Common Worship in Theological Education. Ed. Todd E. Johnson and Siobhan Garrigan (Wipf and Stock, 2009).
“O Vestido Dela Está Pendurado Ali, e Nós Também.” In (Re)leituras de Frida Kahlo: por uma ética estética da diversidade machucada (University of Santa Cruz do Sul, and EST, Ensino Superior de Teologia, Brazil, Fall/2008). “Her Dress Is Hanging There and We Are Too.” In Re-readings of Frida Kalho: Ethical Aesthetics of a Broken Diversity.
“A Complexidade da Religião: O Pensamento de Mark C. Taylor.” In Teologia e Pensamento Pós-Moderno. Ed. Jaci Maraschin and Frederico Piper (Fonte Editorial, São Paulo, Brazil, 2008). “The Complexity of Religion: The Thought of Mark C. Taylor. In Theology and Post-Modern Thought.
“Teologia e Estética” (“Theology and Aesthetics”). In Theology for What? (Mauad and Instituti Mystherium Publishing House, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2007).
“O Que Será Que Será. A Limping A/Theological Thought in Brazil.” In Liberation Theology and Sexuality. Ed. Marcella Althaus-Reid (Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2006).
“Uma Crítica das Teologias Pós-Modernas à Teologia Ontológica de Paul Tillich.” In A Forma da Religião. Leituras de Paul Tillich no Brasil. Ed. Jaci Maraschin and Etienne A. Higuet (São Pernardo do Campo: Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, 2006). Post-Modern Theologies and a Critique of Paul Tillich’s Ontological Theology. In The Form of Religion: Readings on Paul Tillich in Brazil.
Publications – Scholarly Articles / Journals / Commentaries
“Introduction,” to Ruy O. Costa, Ėtica E Liturgia. Transgressão Em Tempo De Mesmice-
Para Liturgias Engajadas (Fonte Editorial: São Paulo, 2021). (Ethics and Liturgy. Transgression In Time Of Sameness-For Engaged Liturgies)
“A Letter to My Family Across the World,” The Ecumenical Review Vol. 73 Issue 3, World Council of Churches, Geneva, (July 2021).
“Working Preacher,” John 17:6-19; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 and John 3:1-17, In Center for Biblical Preaching (Luther Seminary, May 2021).
“The Christian as Humus: Virtual/Real Earthly Rituals of Ourselves,” Liturgy, Volume 35, Issue 4, 2020.
Connections: A Lectionary Commentary Series (Romans 8:12-17; 2 Corinthians 3:1–6 – Proper 3; 2 Corinthians 4:5–12 – Proper 4) (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2020).
Praying With Black People For Darker Faith, TEAR, Liturgia em Revista. Centro de Recursos Litúrgicos (CRL) e Grupo de Pesquisa Culto Cristão na América Latina, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Teologia da Escola Superior de Teologia, São Leopoldo, RS. V. 8, N. 1 (2019) Dossiê: Temas Diversos. Available at:http://www.periodicos.est.edu.br/index.php/tear/article/view/3783
“Praying With the Poor in a Violent World,” in Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching, and the Arts 52.3 (February 2019), 54–60.
“Paulo Freire’s Legacy: So Much To Be Done!” In Forum on Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy: Leaning Educationally into Our Future, Teaching Theology & Religion 22:1, Wabash Center, 2019. (Among the top 10% most downloaded papers between January 2018 and December 2019).
“Teologia Litúrgica da Libertação,” in Estudos Teológicos, Dossiê: Decolonialidade E Práticas Religiosas, V. 58, N. 2 (2018), Programa de Pós-Graduação em Teologia, Escola Superior de Teologia, São Leopoldo, Brazil. http://ism.edu.br/periodicos/index.php/estudos_teologicos/article/view/3341
“We Are All Immigrants! Imago Dei, Citizenship, and The Im/Possibility of Hospitality,” in Practical Matters, A Journal of Religious Practices and Practical Theology, Fall 2018.
“Perspectives Liturgiques Sur La Sacramentalité,” In Vivre Et Célébrer. Revenue de Pastorale Liturgique et Sacramentelle. Volume 52 Numéro 232-233. Été/Automne 2018.
“Sakramente und globale Realitaten,” In Martin Stuflesser, Joris Geldhof, Andy Theuer (Hg.), Ein Symbol dessen, was wir sind. Liturgische Perspektiven zur Frage der Sakramentalitat, 2018.
“Liberation Theology in Brazil: Some History, Names and Themes,” Cláudio Carvalhaes and Fábio Py, in Black Religions in Brazil, CrossCurrent, An International Journal, Spring 2017.
“Sacraments and Global Realities: A Dialogue,” Cláudio Carvalhaes and Janet Walton, Proceedings, Societas Liturgica, Leuven, Belgium, Winter 2018.
“Dis-Re-Membered Bodies: Post-Colonial Notes on Multicultural Bodies Worshiping God.” In TEAR, Liturgia em Revista. Centro de Recursos Litúrgicos (CRL) e Grupo de Pesquisa Culto Cristão na América Latina, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Teologia da Escola Superior de Teologia, São Leopoldo, RS. Vol. 6, No. 1 (January–June, 2017). Available at: <http://periodicos.est.edu.br/tear>
“Jurema African-Indigenous – The Greatest Common Divisor Of The Brazilian Minimum Religion,” Nancy Cardoso and Cláudio Carvalhaes, in Black Theology in Brazil, CrossCurrents, CrosCurrents Journal, CROS 67:1, Fall 2017.
“Liberation Theology in Brazil: Some History, Names and Themes,” Cláudio Carvalhaes and Fábio Py, Black Theology in Brazil CrosCurrents Journal, CROS 67:1, Fall 2017.
“Birds, People, Then Religion—An Eco-Liberation Theological and Pedagogical Approach to Interreligious Rituals,” in Journal of Interreligious Studies (JIRS), Issue 21, September 2017.
“About An A-Mazing Rubem Alves,” in The Poetics Of Religion In Rubem Alves. Editors: Claudio Carvalhaes & Paulo Augusto S. Nogueira, Estudos de Religião, Brasil V. 31, N. 2, maio-ago. 2017.
“Wandering and Wondering: Unimaginable Interreligious Border Crossings,” in Pilgrimage,
(Taylor & Francis). Liturgy Journal, Volume 32, Issue 3 (2017).
“Jesus Christ Crossing the Rio Grande.” In Insights: The Faculty Journal of Austin Seminary (Fall 2016, Volume 132 Number 1).
“White Reasoning and What Is Common in Our Common Worship?” in Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching, and the Arts 49.3 (June 2017), 19–27.
“Eucharist-Communion-Lord’s Supper: The Utopia of Jesus in Our Days / Eucaristia, Comunhão, Santa Ceia: A Utopia de Jesus em Nossos Dias.” In TEAR, Liturgia em Revista. Centro de Recursos Litúrgicos (CRL) e Grupo de Pesquisa Culto Cristão na América Latina, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Teologia da Escola Superior de Teologia, São Leopoldo, RS. Vol. 4, No. 1 (January–June, 2015). Published in both English and Portuguese.
“Christians and Yorubá People Eating Together: Eucharist and Food Offerings.” In Plura, Journal for the Study of Religion, Brazil. Vol. 7, No. 1 (January–June, 2015).
“And the Word Became Connection: Liturgical Theologies in the Real/Virtual World.” In Liturgy, Worship and the Social Media (Taylor & Francis). Vol. 30, No. 2 (2015).
“Working Preacher in Spanish: Lucas 2:1–14 [15–20]; Juan 1:1–14; Lucas 2:22–40; Mateo 2:13–18.” In Center for Biblical Preaching (Luther Seminary, 2014). http://www.workingpreacher.org/profile/default.aspx?uid=2_carvalhaes_cláudio
“Worship—Loving Madly.” In Liturgy, Special Issue: Liturgy, Culture, and Race (Taylor & Francis). Vol. 29, No. 3 (May, 2014).
“In the Classroom: Making ‘Sense’ in Theological Education.” In ARTS, SARTS, Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies. Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 27–36 (March 2014).
“Praying with the World at Heart.” In Dialog: A Journal of Theology. Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 313–320 (December 2013).
“Preaching God’s Transforming Justice: Year A Proper 10: Genesis 25:19–34 and Isaiah 55:10–13; Psalm 119:105–112 and Psalm 65: (1–8), 9–13; Romans 8:1–11; Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23; Year B Proper 10: 2 Samuel 6:1–5, 12b–19 and Amos 7:7–15; Psalm 24 and Psalm 85:8–13; Ephesians 1:3–14; Mark 6:14–29; Year C Proper 10: Amos 7:7–17 and Deuteronomy 30:9–14; Psalm 82 and Psalm 25:1–10; Colossians 1:1–14; Luke 10:25–37.” In Preaching God’s Transforming Justice: A Commentary on the Lectionary with 22 New Holy Days for Justice. Ed. Ronald J. Allen, Dale P. Andrew, and Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, 2012, 2013).
“A Pregação na Liturgia da Igreja, na Liturgia do Mundo e na Liturgia do Próximo” (“Preaching in the Liturgy of the Church, of Life, and of the World”). In TEAR, Liturgia em Revista. Centro de Recursos Litúrgicos (CRL) e Grupo de Pesquisa Culto Cristão na América Latina, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Teologia da Escola Superior de Teologia, São Leopoldo, RS, 2012.
“Relações Estranhas: Liturgia e Teatro e a Performance do Impossível” (“Strange Relations: Liturgy and Theater and the Performance of the Impossible”). In TEAR, Liturgia em Revista. Vol. 1, No. 1. Dossiê: Juventudes e Experiências Litúrgicas, 2012. http://periodicos.est.edu.br/index.php/tear/article/view/330
“Dis-Re-Membered Bodies: Post-Colonial Notes on Multicultural Bodies Worshiping God.” In Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching, and the Arts. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY. Vol. 45, No. 4 (May 2012).
“Feasting on the Gospels: Matthew 8:1–4; Matthew 8:5–13; Matthew 8:14–17—Theological Perspective.” In Feasting on the Gospels (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012).
“Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Year A Ordinary Time Proper 14: Psalm 105:1–6, 16–22, 45b; Proper 15: Genesis 45:1–15; Proper 15: Psalm 133.” In Feasting on the Word (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011).
“Communitas: Liturgy and Identity.” In Mission and Ecclesiology of Migrant/Multicultural Churches. Ed. Raafat Girgis and Michael Blair. The Ecumenical Review and International Review of Mission (World Council of Churches, Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, UK, 2011).
“The Season of Easter: Imaginative Figurings for the Body of Christ,” by Cláudio Carvalhaes and Paul Galbreath. InInterpretation: A Journey of Bible and Theology. Vol. 65 (Winter 2011).
“At Pentecost … .”In Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching, and the Arts. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY (January 2011).
“Introducción al Bautismo.” In The Thoughtful Christian (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, Fall 2010).
“Introducción a la Comunión.” In The Thoughtful Christian (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, Fall 2010).
“Apresentação/Preface.” In Da Leveza e Da Beleza: Liturgia na Pós-Modernindade (Of Lightness and of Beauty: Liturgy within Postmodernity), by Jaci Maraschin (São Paulo: Aste, 2010), pp. 9–17.
“Christology and Capitalism,” by Cláudio Carvalhaes and Nancy Cardoso Pereira. In Oekumenischer Kirchentag(Germany, 2010).
“Borders, Globalization, and Eucharistic Hospitality.” In Dialog: A Journal of Theology. Vol. 49, No. 1, “Boundaries, Border Identities, and Immigration” (Spring 2010).
“Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Year B, Vol. 3: Proper 19: Genesis 50:1–21; Proper 20: Jonah 3:10–4:11; Proper 21: Ezekiel 18:1–4, 25–32.” In Feasting on the Word (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009).
“Por Un Mundo Sin Muros: For a World Without Walls.” In Bible and Migration. Ed. Nancy Cardoso Pereira. Revista de Interpretacion Biblica Latino Americana, Quito, Ecuador, y Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Fall 2009).
“Canta y No Llores: Life and Death Around the Borders of U.S. and Mexico.” In Insights: The Faculty Journal of Austin Seminary (Spring 2009).
“Worship I and II.” In The Thoughtful Christian (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, Fall 2008).
“Eucharist.” In The Thoughtful Christian (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, Fall 2008).
“Baptism.” In The Thoughtful Christian (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, Fall 2008).
“‘Gimme de kneebone bent’: Liturgics, Dance, Resistance, and a Hermeneutics of the Knees.” In Studies in World Christianity: the Edinburgh Review of Theology and Religion. Vol. 14, Part 1. Edinburgh University Press (Spring 2008).
“Reformed Worship and the Other: Fixing Our Defects.” In Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching, and the Arts. Vol. 41, No. 2. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY (November 2007).
“Speak Louder Please, I Can’t Hear You: Voices, Spiritualities and Minorities.” In Reformed World (Geneva, Switzerland, March 2007).
“Come Spirit: Art and Reformed Faith.” In Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching, and the Arts. Vol. 39, No. 2. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY (November 2005).
“Promessas de Epifania: Religião e Estética nos Portões de Christo e Jeanne-Claude no Central Park, Nova York” (Promises of Epiphanies: Religion and Aesthetics in the Gates of Christo and Jeanne-Claude in Central Park, NY). In Correlatio, journal of the Paul Tillich Society of the Methodist University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. No. 7 (March 2005).
“Relações entre Teologia, Liturgia e Vida no Século XXI” (“Relations Between Theology, Liturgy, and Life in the Twenty-first Century”). In Temas Atuais em Teologia Anglicana II, Inclusividade, Numero 10, Revista Teologica: Centro de Estudos Anglicanos, Sao Paulo (March 2005).
“Kierkegaard, the Poet of the Unknown” (published in both English and Portuguese). In Margens, Postmodern Religious and Theological Studies in Brazil, Year 1, No. 1 (February 2005); Numen: Revista de Estudos e Pesquisa da Religião (Journal of Religious Studies and Research), Juiz de Fora, Vol. 11, No. 1 e 2 (2010), pp. 71–99
“Rastros de Deus nos Estudos Teológicos Pós-Modernos” (“Mapping the Traces of God in Post-Modern Theologies”). In Cadernos de Pós-Graduação. Ciências da Religião 24. São Bernardo do Campo: Universidade Metodista de São Paulo-UMESP, 2004.
“A Postmodern Exercise on the Idea of God in the Wake of 9/11.” In USQR: Union Seminary Quarterly Review. Vol. 55, Nos. 3–4 (2001), pp. 151–167.
“Teologia e Literatura: João Guimarães Rosa—A Terceira Margem do Rio” (“Theology and Literature: Joao Guimaraes Rosa—The Third Margin of the River”). In Teologia e Literatura, Cadernos de Pós-Graduação. Ciências da Religião 9. São Bernardo do Campo: Universidade Metodista de São Paulo-UMESP, 1997.
Publications – Book Reviews
Amy Levad. Redeeming a Prison Society: A Liturgical & Sacramental Response to Mass Incarceration (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014). In Interpretation: A Journey of Bible and Theology (Richmond, VA, October, 2017).
Ada María Isasi-Diaz and Eduardo Mendieta, eds. Decolonizing Epistemologies: Latina/o Theology and Philosophy(New York: Fordham Univ. Press, 2012). In Journal of Religious Leadership (Illinois, 2015).
Jennifer L. Lord. Finding Language and Imagery: Words for Holy Speech (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009). In Interpretation: A Journey of Bible and Theology (Richmond, VA, 2011).
Andrea Bieler and Luise Schottroff. Eucharist: Bodies, Bread, and Resurrection (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2007). In Interpretation: A Journey of Bible and Theology (Richmond, VA, 2008).
James V. Brownson. The Promise of Baptism: An Introduction to Baptism in Scripture and the Reformed Tradition(Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 2007). In Interpretation: A Journey of Bible and Theology (Richmond, VA, 2008).
Ivone Gebara. Out of the Depths: Women’s Experience of Evil and Salvation (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002). In USQR: Union Seminary Quarterly Review. Vol. 58, Nos. 1–2 (2004), pp. 216–218.
Rubem Alves. The Poet, the Warrior, the Prophet (Norwich, UK: Scm Press, 2002). In USQR: Union Seminary Quarterly Review. Vol. 57, Nos. 1–2 (2003), pp. 151–152.
Publications – Academic Blogs, interviews, Articles in Magazines, Devotional Resources, and Newspapers
Lenten Journey With the Earth Through the Stations of the Cross, March 2022, https://reimaginingworship.com/lenten-journey-through-the-stations-of-the-cross/
“Religions Today,” Bi-Weekly Columnist, Coluna de Terça, Anderson França, Portugal, since December 2020.
“Celebrating Pentecost,” Churches Uniting in Christ, March 2021.
“Prayers from below Interview,” Justice Unbound Journal, An Interactive Journal On Christian Social Justice, November 17, 2020. https://justiceunbound.org/justtalklive/
“Poetry Slam and Other Jazz” Presbyterian Writers Guild, November 15, 2020
“Magnificat,” Fall Festival Online Gathering of alumni/ae, Union Theological Seminary, November, 2020
“Pedagogies of Cruelty,” Blog for the Wabash Center, 2020, https://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/2020/05/pedagogies-of-cruelty/
“Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 50th Anniversary – Viva Paulo Freire!” Blog for the Wabash Center, 2019
“Teologia Da Libertação No Brasil,” Cláudio Carvalhaes and Fábio Py, Revista Koinonia, http://koinonia.org.br/periodicos/theologia-publica/theologiapublica-teologia-da-libertacao-no-brasil/6018
“White God: Movie Review,” By Katy Scrogin and Cláudio Carvalhaes, In Pop Culture and Theology, https://popularcultureandtheology.com/2017/11/29/movie-review-white-god/
“A Palavra na liturgia: recursos litúrgico-musicais a partir dos textos bíblicos do lecionário ecumênico,” Júlio Cézar Adam Centro de Recursos Litúrgicos da Faculdades EST 2017 “The Word in Liturgy: Musical and Liturgical Sources For a Ecumenical Lectionary. ”Participation as a member of the Editorial Board.
“Teaching, Religion, Politics,” Wabash Center’s Blog Series, December 2016- December 2017.
“Stories from the Front (of the Classroom),” Wabash Center’s Blog Series, February-September 2016.
“God and Impeachment in Brazil – How a Christian Bloc Helped Oust Brazil’s President.” By Cláudio Carvalhaes and Raimundo Barreto, In The Christian Century (November 2016).
“Stories from the Front (of the Classroom).” In Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, (Spring and Summer 2016).
“Black Lives Matter,” “Presidential Race,” and “Palestine and Israel: Week of Peace” Benedictory Column – Presby Outlook, February 2015, April 2016, August 2016
“Preaching in the 21st Century: Metaphors and Ideologies.” In The Presbyterian Outlook (July 2015).
“Racialized Bodies.” In Race Matters in the Classroom (blog post for Wabash Center, Fall 2015). http://wabashcenter.typepad.com/antiracism_pedagogy/2015/03/racialized-bodies.html
“Imago Dei: Poverty, Equality, and the Trinity” In Church Health Reader (magazine of the Church Health Center, November 2014). http://chreader.org/imago-dei/ (This article was awarded the 2014 Award of Excellence for Theological Reflection: Short Format by Associated Church Press.)
“The Upper Room Disciplines 2014, Joshua 24:1–3a, 14–25; Psalm 78:1–7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; Matthew 25:1–13.” In Upper Room Books, Upper Room Ministries, GBOD (United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN, 2014).
“History of Sacraments and Spirituality/Roots and Understandings in Various Faiths.” In Horizons (magazine for Presbyterian Women, March/April 2012).
“Psalm 126.”In ‘Expecting the Word!’ Words Matter Advent Devotional 2011 (published by Justice for Women Working Group of the National Council of Churches, 2011). www.wordsmatter.org
“Surprising Wonders in Worship and Sacraments.” In Advocate (journal of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators, Greenville, SC, August 2011).
“International Migrants Day – December 18.” In Worship Resources (created by a request from Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations). http://presbyterian.typepad.com/peacemaking/2010/12/international-migrants-day-december-18.html
“Books and Bytes.” In The Clergy Journal. Vol. 87, No. 6 (November/December 2010).
“Preaching the Lesson July 4, 11, 18, 2010.” In Lectionary Homiletics (June–July 2010).
“Lesson and the Arts: Articles on Matthew 18:15–20; Matthew 18:21–35; Matthew 20:1–16; Matthew 21:23–32.” In Lectionary Homiletics (September 2008).
“Restoration.” In Peacemaking Advent Devotional Booklet. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY (2008).
“Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly with Your God” (daily devotional for 6/28/2008). In The General Assembly Bible Studies and Daily Devotionals (developed in partnership with the Office of the General Assembly and The Thoughtful Christian, a ministry of the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation).
“Where Are Your Dreams? Martin Luther King Jr. Day.” In Register for the Company of Pastors. Office of Theology and Worship, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY (Spring/Summer 2008).
“Liturgical Performances: A Foretaste of God’s Glory.” In Mosaic. Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (April 2007).
“Homily: Unexpected Gestures—Holy at Home.” In Family Ministry: Empowering Through Faith (June 2005).
“Teologia e Cultura” (Theology and Culture). In Brazilian Theology (online magazine). Monthly columns March 2005–July 2006. www.teologiabrasileira.com.br
“Where Was God on September 11?” In The Turning House (student journal of Union Theological Seminary. Vol. 3, No. 1 (November 7, 2002).
“Deus Também é Brasileiro” (“God Is Also Brazilian”). In O Jornal (Portuguese newspaper). Fall River and New Bedford, MA. Bi-monthly columns Fall 1999–Spring 2001.
Op-ed articles for The Herald News. Fall River, MA (2000).
“Religião, Uma Teia de Simbolos” (“Religion, A Net of Symbols”). In Revista Brasileira nos EUA. Boston (1999).
Liturgical Artistic Leadership
Invited Artist; “Love: A State of Grace” at Grace Cathedral Episcopal Church in San Francisco – February 17-20, 2022.
I have written and lead countless liturgies over the last 15 years. Some of them are:
– Professor and Homiletics and Worship and Dean of Chapel, Hispanic Summer Project, 2016-present.
– Ash Wednesday and Stations Of The Cross And The Earth – A Lenten Practice 2021, Virtual Workshop with Ghost Ranch, NM.
– Worship Team for the Edinburgh 2010, Witnessing to Christ Today, conference commemorating the 1910 World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh.
– Conferences on Worship and the Arts Louisville Seminary, 2008, 2009, 2010.
– Immigration Liturgy, Columbia Theological Seminary, Frontera de Cristo, 2019.
– All African Council of Churches, 2008. I helped coordinate all of the liturgies for the conference.
Scholarly Presentations, Conferences, Courses
“Sermon-Title,” Baccalaureate Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta, GA, May 2022.
“Mourning the Earth: Creating Rituals in Community,” Speaker and worship leader at Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association Institute for the Learning Ministry in February 2021.
“Lecture-Title,” Nyvall Lectures, North Park Seminary, TBA.
“Liturgies from Below,” Panel based on the book Liturgies from Below: Prayers from People at the Ends of the World (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2020), organized by the American Academy of Religion Group Ecclesial Practices, San Antonio, November 2021.
“Inventory, Metamorphosis and Emergencies,” Students’ Lectureship on Missions for the 2020-2021 Academic year, Princeton Theological Seminary, October 25,26, 2021.
“An Anthropophagic Look at Ecclesial Dissent: Seeds, Fires and Laughter,” Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology XIII, Leuven, Belgium, October 20 – 23, 2021.
“Eucharist: Local Demands and Global Promises,” Lectures Organized by Dr. Karen O’Donnell, Sarum College, United Kingdom, September 7th 2021.
“Decoloniality: What About the Earth?,” Theology of Liberation and Decolonial Thought Summer School; Santiago de Compostela, Spain On-line, June 8-9, 2021.
Keynote Speaker, “There is no Justice without US,” Hesed Lecture Series, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, March, 2021.
“For a Pedagogy of Astonishment During COVID19,” Pandemic and Social Justice, La Comunidad of Hispanic Scholars in Religion Group, American Academy of Religion, December 12, 2020.
“Invisible Cities: Poetic Geographies,” The New City Conference Online, December 2-5, 2020, https://thenewcity.live
“Por Uma Pedagogia do Espanto,” in “Religion and Education in Rubem Alves, Annual Rubem Alves International Society, University of Vitoria, Espírito Santo, November 26.
“A Theology of the Earth,” at SAT – Semana de Atualização Teológica do Centro Brasileiro de Estudos Pastorais, Week of Theological Learning at The Brazilian Center for Pastoral Studies, July 20, 2020 – Online.
“Sacraments, Hospitality, Climate Collapse and Pachamama, Colloquium on Preaching and Worship, Hispanic Summer Program, June 14 – June 25, 2021
“Listening to the Earth,” guess speaker at Religion and Ecology Class taught by Mark Larrimore at The New New School, – May 27, 2020.
“Christ’s Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity,” Member of the Preparation Committee for the next General Assembly of the World Council of Churches, December 2019.
“Class, Interreligious Borders and Ways of Living with Gaia,” Inter-Religious Liberation Theologies Conference in Kenya, organized by the World Council of Churches and the Council of World Mission, October 19-25, 2019.
“Decoloniality, Theory and Methodology,” at (From) Coloniality and Religious Practices: Liberating Hope, IX Conference of the International Academy of Practical Theology, Faculdades EST, São Leopoldo, Brazil, April 4-8, 2019.
“Sin, The Devil, Mara and Mammon: Re-Definitions and Method. A Christian Liberation Theologian Engages Socially Engaged Buddhism,” at Goodspeed Lecture Series: Confronting Mara and Mammon: Spiritual and Social Resistance, Denison University Feb. 14-17, 2019.
“Re-Imagining Worship as Acts of Defiance,” Princeton Theological Seminary, November 13, 2018.
“Queering our Worship Services,” with Janet Walton, Aasta Hansteen Lecture on Religion and Gender at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo, Norway, September 2018.
“Liturgical Liberation Theology” Liturgical Conference, Hildesheim, Germany, August 27-29, 2018.
“Re-Imagining Worship as Acts of Defiance and Alternatives in the Context of Empire,” Council for World Mission (CWM), Manila, 2 -8 August, 2018.
“Liturgy and Preaching – Global Art” (Colloquium), at 29th Hispanic Summer Program, Perkins School of Theology, IL, June 17-30 2018.
“Come with Joshua to the walls of Mexico and the walls will be crumbling down,” DARE 2018!, Challenging Empires Series, Mexico City, 2018.
“Shared Sacred Sites Project, A Conversation with Faith Leaders,” at the New York Public Library, New York City, March 2018.
“African American Challenges in the Struggle of Resistance Against Colonialism.” World Social Forum, Salvador, Brazil, March 2018,
“A Liturgical Liberation Theology,” Liturgy Symposium Series, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, February 2018.
“For our People,” Book Panel: Memory, Grief and Agency. A Political Theological Account of Wrongs and Rites, John Boopalan, Union Theological Seminary February 2018.
“Teach with Confidence: Difficult Conversations,” Wabash Graduate Student Luncheon, AAR&SBL 2017, Boston, MA.
“Practical Theology, Bodily (Im)proprieties, Mobilizing Resistance,” AAR&SBL 2017, Boston, MA.
“Beauty’s Vineyard: A Theological Aesthetic of Anguish and Anticipation, Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, AAR&SBL 2017, Boston, MA.
“At the Eucharist: Passports Gone and Tongues Burnt,” Crossing Ritual Borders? Opportunities, Limits and Obstacles, International Expert Symposium, Faculty of Theology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, October 13-14, 2017.
“Eucharist and Context. Eucharistic Liturgies For Living in a Broken World,” McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, September 29, 2017.
“Come to the Table 2017: Feasting on Abundance,” Synod of the Northeast, Stony Point Center, NY, Sept 22–23, 2017.
“Sacraments and Global Realities: A Dialogue,” Cláudio Carvalhaes and Janet Walton, Societas Liturgica, Leuven, Belgium, August 14-18, 2017.
“Liturgy and Preaching – Immigration” (Colloquium). At 26th Hispanic Summer Program, North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL, June 18-30 2017.
“Sacraments, Hospitality and Globalization Course.” At Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, June 5-9 2017.
“People, Land, Empire.” At DARE (Discernment And Radical Engagement) Global Forum, Council for World Mission (CWM), Bangkok, Thailand, 28 May – 2 June, 2017.
“Encountering each other neither here nor there, but in Spirit and in Truth. Learning from Jesus and the Samaritan Woman.” At Congress for the Mission of the Dominican Order, 800th Jubilee of the Order, Rome, Italy, January 2017.
“Birds, People, Then Religion—An Eco-Liberation Theological and Pedagogical Approach to Interreligious Rituals.” At the American Academy of Religion, 2016.
“Owning Our Taboos.“ At Academy of Preaching, 2016.
“Liberation Theologies – 45 Years Later.” At Catholic Theological School in Chicago. Organized by DePaul University (Chicago, 2016).
“Hasta Que Salga el Sol.” (Until the Sun Arises) At Theopoetics Conference – Boston University School of Theology. (Fall, Boston, 2016).
“Liturgy and Preaching – Borderlands” (colloquium). At 26th Hispanic Summer Program, Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, TX, (June 2016).
“Preaching from the Margins of the World – Preaching and Prophecy,” ACTS D. Min. in Preaching, Association of Chicago Theological Schools, )June, 2016).
“The Arts, Race, and Activism: From the Classroom to the Streets.” At Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, American Academy of Religion (Atlanta, 2015).
“Liberation and Charlatanry in Academia: We have always been a farce. The good savage and the demonic cannibal.” At Liberation Theologies Group, American Academy of Religion (Atlanta, 2015).
“Yorubá and Black Theologies, a Dialogue.” At the Black Theology Group, American Academy of Religion (Atlanta, 2015).
“The Guarani Indigenous People in Latin America in Search for the ‘Land without Evil’ and Process Theology.” At “Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization,” 10th International Whitehead Conference and 9th International Conference on Ecological Civilization, Pomona College (Claremont, CA, 2015). http://www.claudiocarvalhaes.com/articles/guarani-indigenous-people-latin-america-search-land-evil/
“Preaching from the Margins of the World – Preaching and Prophecy,” ACTS D. Min. in Preaching, Association of Chicago Theological Schools, Summers 2015.
“Liturgy and Preaching from Postcolonial Lenses” (colloquium). At 26th Hispanic Summer Program, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, June 2015).
“Praying Each Other’s Prayers: An Inter-religious Approach” At Conference on Postcolonial Practice of Ministry, Episcopal Divinity School (organized by Kwok Pui Lan and Stephen Burns, November 2014).
“Worship and Social Class Struggle.” At Class, Religion, and Theology Group, American Academy of Religion (San Diego, 2014).
“’Canta y No Llores’: Finding Joy in the Midst of the Struggle.” At Latina/o Religion, Culture, and Society Group, American Academy of Religion (San Diego, 2014).
“Decentralizing Pedagogies: Opportunities and Challenges for Religious Studies and Theological Education.” At Wildcard Session (panelist), American Academy of Religion (San Diego, 2014).
“Minorities in the Academy.” At Roundtable Seminar for Newly Appointed Faculty, Association of Theological Schools (October 2014). http://www.ats.edu/uploads/resources/publications-presentations/documents/overcoming-transition-shock.pdf
“Homiletics: Living by Doing and Doing by Living.” At II International Conference on Religion, Media, and Culture, Sao Leopoldo, RS, Brazil (September 2014).
“The Social Function of the Worship.” II International Conference on Religion, Media, and Culture, Sao Leopoldo, RS, Brazil (September 2014).
“Community: Places of Epiphany / Reformed Presence in the World.” At the Global Institute of Theology (GIT), Universidad Bíblica Latinoamericana (Latin American Biblical University), San Jose, Costa Rica. Organized by the the Office of Theology and Communion, World Communion of Reformed Churches (July 2014).
“The Showing of a Doing: Preaching, Worship, Borders, and Prophecy (colloquium). At 25th Anniversary Session of the Hispanic Summer Program, University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary (June 2014).
Raíces Latinas Week (speaker). Hispanic/Latin@ Student Association, Boston University School of Theology (March 2014).
“Decentering Pedagogies” (workshop). Latino/a Grant. Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, (Austin, TX, July 2014).
“Worship/Liturgy” (colloquium). 24th Hispanic Summer Program, Oblate School (San Antonio, TX, June 22–July 5, 2013).
“Christians and Yorubá People Eating Together in Brazil: Eucharist and Food Offerings” (paper presentation). At “African Diasporic Spirits in the Americas,” American Academy of Religion (November 2013).
“The Liturgical Reform in Brazil: Liberation Theologies and Church Base Communities. An Ecumenical View” (paper presentation). At Societas Liturgica, Wurzburg Congress (Germany, August 2013).
Response to “A Sacramentality of Absence? On Regina Schwartz’s Sacramental Poetics and the Hyphenated Sacramentality of Postcolonialism.” At North American Academy of Liturgy (Albuquerque, NM, January 2013).
“Faith and Politics in the Public Square” (speaker and worship leader). At Third Institute for Faith and Public Life, Princeton Theological Seminary (September 2012).
Summer Seminars on Theologies of Religious Pluralism and Comparative Theology, Luce Summer Seminars (member/presenter). American Academy of Religion (Chicago, May 29–June 5, 2011).
“Quien Soy y a Quien Pertenezo? Who Am I and to Whom Do I Belong? Quen Sou Eu e a Quem Pertenço?” (performer). At VI Gathering of Indigenous People – ALEAPI / World Council of Churches (Berlin, El Salvador, November 30–December 4, 2009).
“Social Witness for the 21st Century: A Liturgical-Ethical Perspective.” At the Theological Educators for Presbyterian Social Witness Gathering (Chicago, October 2009).
“Paul Tillich and Postmodernity.” At the Ecumenical Institute of Graduation, Methodist University (Rudge Ramos, Sao Paulo, February 2009).
“Coming of Age: Rite and Rituals.” At 13th annual Festival of Faiths, Louisville Center for Interfaith Relations (November 2008).
“Liturgy After Liberation Theology.” At Anglican Institute for Theological Studies (São Paulo, Brazil, July 2007).
“The Poor Don’t Have Sex: The Blind Spots of Sexualities and the Bodies in the Construction of Subjectivity in Latin American Theologies.” At Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean Group seminar “A Theological Post-Colonialist Approach,” American Academy of Religion (November 2005).
“The Spiritual Marks of the Body.” At Anglican Institute for Theological Studies (São Paulo, Brazil, July 2005).
“Religion, Art, and Contemporary Culture.” At Society for the Arts, Religion, and Contemporary Culture board meeting (New York, May 2005).
“Come Spirit, Come: Art and Reformed Faith” (paper). At North American Academy of Liturgy seminar “Liturgy and the Postmodern Dialogue” (Louisville, KY, January 2005).
Response to “Languages That Shape the Soul: The Role of Arts in Theological Education” (lecture by Mark C. Taylor). At Society for Arts, Religion, and Contemporary Culture Fall Symposium (New York, November 2004).
“Globalization: The Response of Latin American Theology” (visiting lecturer). At New York Theological Seminary class “Theology and Globalization” (September 2004).
“The Relations Between Theology, Liturgy, and Life in the Twentieth Century.” At Anglican Institute for Theological Studies (São Paulo, Brazil, June 2004).
“Secular Liturgies: Considerations on Religion-Belief-Ritual.” At “Seminar Ritual-Language-Action,” North American Academy of Liturgy (New York, January 2004).
“Mapping the Traces of God in Post-Modern Studies.” At Research Group of Religion and Post-Modernism, Methodist University (São Paulo, Brazil, June 2003).
“Why Do We Have to Scream Every Time We Talk?” (panel discussion with Latino/a theologians and Prof. Dr. Daisy L. Machado). At Union Theological Seminary (New York, April 2003).
“Theology, Art, and Liturgy” (summer lectures). At Independent Presbyterian Seminary of Sao Paulo (Summer 2003).
Selected Presentations – Preaching, Conferences, Courses, Blogs
Speaker, “Decolonial Theology,” The Oceania Leadership Institute, November 20, 2021.
Speaker, “Liturgy and Anti-Racism,” Swarthmore Presbyterian Church, NJ, November 21,
Speaker, Decolonizing Liturgy, Myers Park Baptist Church, NC, August 18, 2021,
Speaker, “Worshiping With a Larger Community: From Anxiety and Detachment to Relation and Reciprocity,” First Presbyterian Church of Tallahassee, FL, February 26, 2022.
Speaker, “Abrazando Nuestra Identidad Sagrada,” The Upper Room, September 18, 2021.
Speaker and Workshop leader, “A Path of Connection – From Being Lost to Finding Ways Back,” Green Sabbath Gathering, Friday, August 6, 2021, https://www.greensabbathproject.net
Preacher, “The Avian God,” Creation Care Buffet: Come to the Table Conference, Presbyterians for Earth Care, August 1, 2021.
Panel Speaker, “Ritual and Ceremony” Center for Earth Ethics Teach-In, May 14, 2021.
Keynote Speaker, “Challenging Conversations 2021,” Union of Black Episcopalians, April 24th, 2021
Keynote Speaker, “Colonization, Capitalism and Regeneration,” Compassion Peace & Justice Days, National Conference by the Presbyterian Mission Agency,’ April 7-9, 2021.
Organizer, “Virtual: Stations Of The Cross And The Earth – A Lenten Practice,” Ghost Ranch, February-April 2021.
“Liturgy and the Care of Creation,” at “Conversations at Briarwood, ”Briarwood Leadership Center, August 20, 2020 Online.
Speaker, “Living with COVID,” Resurrection Covenant Church, Chicago, June 30, 2020.
Keynote Speaker, “There is no Justice without US,” Hesed Lecture Series, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, March, 2021.
Speaker, “COVID and the Black Church: Latin America and the Caribbean,” Conference: Covid-19 and the Survival and Vitality of the Black Church – Across Africa and Its Diaspora, with Allan Boesak and Andrea White, hosted by Riverside Church in New York, November 8, 2020.
Speaker, “Liturgy and the World Today” School of Religion Philosophy and Classics, University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, October 29 and November 5, 2020 – Zoom lectures.
Preacher, “According to the pace of the children,” Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)’s Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry 2018, CDF-Haley Farm in Clinton, TN.
Preacher, “Courage to Build Beloved Communities.” Forum for Theological Education 2018, Georgia, AT, June 2018.
Worship Leader, “Let Justice Flow,” Synod School, Synod of Lakes and Prairies (July 2017).
Lecturer/performer, “Prophetic Preaching in Times of Change,” Festival of Homiletics (San Antonio, TX, May 2017).
Preacher, “Archbishop Oscar Romero,” Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington, DC, March, 2017).
Workshop Leader, Got Sermon? Rev. Dr. Claudio Carvalhaes “Ash Wednesday: From Epiphany To Lent” Union Theological Seminary (February 23, 2017).
Preacher, “What Story, Who’s Story.” Wild Goose Festival (Hot Springs, NC, July, 2016).
Preacher, “Prophetic Preaching in Times of Change,” Festival of Homiletics (Atlanta,
Keynote Speaker, Presbytery of Chicago (January 2016).
Preacher and Worship Leader, Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (Chicago, January 2016).
Preacher, “The God of Our Life and the Life of Our God,” Bible Study 2015, Massanetta Springs (July 2015).
Conference Speaker, “Mission and Worship,” Synod of the Northeast Assembly, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (June 2014).
Conference Speaker, Progressive Youth Ministry Conference (Chicago, March 2014).
Keynote Speaker, “(Embracing a New) Ministry and New Normal,” Committee on Ministry/Committee on Preparation for Ministry training (6 states), Presbytery of Twin Cities Area (January 2014).
Conference Speaker, “God’s Mission and Worship,” Mid-Winter Convocation, Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN, January 2014).
Worship Planner, Member, Worship Committee of the 221st General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (Detroit, June 2014).
Keynote Speaker, “Latino Fusion: The Future of Youth Ministry,” Workshop for Pastors, Youth. and Youth Leaders, McCormick Theological Seminary (Chicago, November 2013).
Keynote Speaker, “Hospitality and Hostility,” Pastor’s Conference, Ghost Ranch (October 2013).
Keynote Speaker, 41st Consultation of Racial Ethnic Churches, Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center (October 2013).
Preacher and Worship Leader, “Worship as a Foreign Space,” Union Theological Seminary (New York, October 2013).
Preacher, “The Beloved Community,” Multicultural Congregational Support and Racial/Ethnic and Women’s Ministry, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (Louisville, KY, August 2013).
Conference Speaker, Presbyterian Youth Triennium, Purdue University (July 2013).
Convocation Speaker, “Worship and Life.” Synod School, Synod of Lakes and Prairies (June 2013).
Prayer Leader, “Faculty Development in the Midst of Institutional and Vocational Change,” Racial/Ethnic Faculty and the Larger Consultation for Faculty Development, Association for Theological Schools (Pittsburgh, March 2013).
Preacher, “Fire, Ashes, and Spirit,” Union Theological Seminary (New York, November 2012).
Preacher, “Faith, Race, and Politics,” Tipple-Vosburgh Lecture Series, Drew Theological Seminary (October 2012).
Conference Speaker, “Restorers of Streets to Live In,” 2012 Peacemaking Conference, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Ghost Ranch (July 2012).
Preacher, “Transformational Preaching,” Festival of Homiletics (Atlanta, May 2012).
Speaker, Preacher, and Worship Coordinator, Association of Presbyterian Church Educators Annual Conference (Grand Rapids, MI, January 2012).
Preacher and Workshop Leader, “The Art of Preaching in the 21st Century” Conference, Candler School of Theology (October 2011).
Workshop Leader, “Behold! We Are Many, We Are One,” National Conference on “Intercultural Worship and Music: Exploring Sound, Space, and Sacrament,” Vancouver School of Theology, United Church of Canada (May 2011).
Worship Coordinator, “Resurrecting Church: Re-Imagine, Re-Ignite, Re-Engage,” Alliance of Baptists Annual Convocation (Louisville, KY, April 29–May 1, 2011).
Worship Coordinator, Presbytery and Synod Moderators Conference, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (Louisville, KY, November 2010).
Keynote Speaker, “Homecoming and the Theological Notion of Displacement,” Homecoming Conference, Stony Point Conference Center (October 2010).
Workshop Leader, “Epiphany and Advent,” 2010 Choristers Guild Institute, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (July 2010).
Keynote Speaker, “Holy Kissing and Other Holy Things,” Association for Reformed and Liturgical Worship Annual Meeting (Grand Rapids, MI, July 2010).
Preacher, “The Preaching of Joy,” Festival of Homiletics (Minneapolis, May 2010).
“Globalization and Sacraments,” Multicultural Ministries Conference (Chicago, May 2010).
Keynote Speaker, “Indigenous Spirituality,” IX Native American Conference, Presbyterian
Church (U.S.A.) (Ford, WA, November 2009).
Preacher, “World Communion: Challenges and Blessings,” Focus on Faith, Independent Presbyterian Church (Birmingham, September 2009).
Preacher, “And the Word Became Flesh,” Big Tent Event, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (Atlanta, June 2009).
Speaker, “Liturgy, Life, Poverty and Dignity,” Youth Ecumenical Conference, All Africa Conference of Churches, Theological Institute in Maputo, Mozambique (December 2008).
Keynote Speaker, “Between Babel and Pentecost,” Young Voices in Homiletics, Festival of Theology, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (March 2008).
Keynote Speaker, “Preaching from the Borders: The Impossibility of Hospitality,” Young Voices in Homiletics, Festival of Theology, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (March 2008).
Keynote Speaker, “Landless Movement, Environment, and Social Justice: How the World’s Largest Social Movement Is Changing Brazil (and the World),” Mending the Earth Teach-In, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (September 2007).
Speaker, “Speak Louder Please: Voice, Spiritualities, and Minorities,” conference on “The Role of Religious Minorities in Pluralistic Societies” celebrating the centennial of the American Waldensian Society (New York, March 2006).
Reformation Lecturer on Earth Ritual Movements, “Halloween and Christian Religion: The Uncanny, the Parasite, and Memory,” Auburn Theological Seminary (New York, October 2004).
Speaker, “Gustavo Gutierrez and Latin American Liberation Theology,” Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, May 2004).
“Pastoral Mentor,” Pastoral Mentor to Dr. Yohana Agra Junker in the Louisville Institute’s Vocation of the Theological Educator (VTE) Initiative, 2021-2022
“Lent/Easter,” 1001 Worshiping Communities, Podcast Interview, PCUSA, 2021.
Season 7, Episode 5: Claudio Carvalhaes, Part One
Season 7, Episode 6: Claudio Carvalhaes, Part Two
“Liturgies and Capitalism,” Faith and Capital Podcast, December 2020.
“Preachers on Preaching,” Interview to Matt talks, The Christian Century (November 2015).
“Different Drummers” (October 2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clJ1U0uQXBc
“Worship and Justice” http://anima.samford.edu/the-chatroom/
“Fast Chat,” Presbyterians Today (December 2009).
“Her Dress Is Hanging There and We Are Too.” Interview about Frida Kahlo, published by the University of Unisinos, Brazil. Edition no. 227 (July 9, 2007). http://www.unisinos.br/ihuonline/uploads/edicoes/1184157438.15word.doc
“The Coming Back of Religion: An Interview with Mark C. Taylor,” Trópico, Idéias de Norte a Sul, a cultural and academic online magazine published by UOL, Folha de São Paulo, Brazil (2006). http://p.php.uol.com.br/tropico/html/textos/2753,1.shl;
Memberships, Advisory Positions, Editorship and Affiliations
Committee Member, Christ’s Love Moves The World To Reconciliation And Unity. Assembly Theme Group,” for the 11th Assembly Gathering, World Council of Churches, Karlsruhe, 2021.
Committee Member, Theological Education Committee, American Academy of Religion, 2017-2022.
Member, International Academy of Practical Theology, since 2019.
Editorial Board, Ecumenica. Performance and Religion, a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal covering the intersection of religion and theater, The Pennsylvania State University Press, since 2018.
Editorial Board, Currents of Encounter Series, Brill, Netherlands, 2015-2019.
Editorial Board, Horizontes Decoloniales/Decolonial Horizons, (GEMRIP), Argentina, since 2014.
Co-Chair, Arts, Religion, and Literature, American Academy of Religion, 2015–2018.
Member, Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 2015-2016.
Member, Societas Liturgica, since 2015.
Member, Society for Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, since 2014.
Editorial Board, II International Conference of the EST (School of Higher Theological
Studies), “Religion, Media and Culture,” São Leopoldo-RS, September 8–12, 2014.
Member, Steering Committee of the Liberation Theologies Group, American Academy of Religion, 2013–2016.
Videolog Editor, Plural Spaces, Postcolonial Networks, 2013-2015.
Advisory Board, Ecclesial Practices: Journal of Ecclesiology and Ethnography, since 2012-2015
Founding member, Society of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion (SRER), since 2012.
Member, TEAR: Journal of Liturgical Resources of CLAI, Conselho Latino Americano de Igrejas (Latin American Council of Churches), since 2012.
Member, RedLAH: Rede Latino-Americana de Homilética / Latin American Network of Homiletics, since 2012.
Editorial Board, CrossCurrents Journal, since 2011.
Member, Worship Group of CLAI, Conselho Latino Americano de Igrejas (Latin
American Council of Churches), since 2011.
U.S. Editor, Hispanic/English/Portuguese website Lupa Protestante, de teologia, opinião e cultura. Português Directora: Joana Ortega Raya. Published by la Asociación Ateneo Teológico: Barcelona, Catalunya, España, 2011–2014.
Member, Consultation on Common Texts/Revised Common Lectionary, representing the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), since Spring 2008-2016.
Board Member, Society for the Arts, Religion, and Contemporary Culture, since Fall 2005.
Chair, Friends of MST-Landless Movement of Brazil, New York Chapter, 2002–2004.
Member, Academy of Preachers, since 2014.
Member, American Academy of Religion, since 2001.
Member, North American Academy of Liturgy, since 2008.
Member, North American Paul Tillich Society, 2005–2009.
Member, Steering Committee of the Presbyterian Immigrant Ministry Advisory Committee, 1999–2002.
Co-Chair, Hispanic Latino Coalition of Louisville, 2009–2010.
Member, Cross-Cultural Connections, Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission, 2008–2009.
Member, Albert Camus Studies Association/Société des Études Camusiennes,1998–2008.
Founding member, Board of Editors of Postmodern Religious and Theological Studies in Brazil, 2004–2007.
General Secretary, Brazilian Chapter of the Paul Tillich Society, 1995–1997.
Founding member, Paul Tillich Brazilian Society, since 1995.
Fluent in Portuguese (primary language)
Fluent in English
Proficient in reading Spanish.
Translator and Cultural Interpreter, “Brazilian Seminar,” Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Methodist Theological Seminary in Rio de Janeiro, and the Institute for Theology in Bahia, ITEBA, Brazil (June–July 2010).
Translator and Cultural Interpreter, “The Afro-Brazilian Religions of Salvador, Bahia,” class of Union Theological Seminary-NYC and the Institute for Higher Education in Bahia, ITEBA, Brazil (August 2004).
Translator, Theological Conference at the Independent Presbyterian Seminary of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Summer 2003).
Translator and Cultural Interpreter, Presbytery of Southern New England (U.S.A.) and Sao Paulo Presbytery (Brazil) (1997–2002).
Personal Website: www.claudiocarvalhaes.com
YouTube account – Claudio Carvalhaes
Facebook – Claudio Carvalhaes
Twitter – @ccarvalhaes
Instagram – @ccarvalhaes
References Upon Request