Saturday, February 18, 2017

Liberation Theology Discussion Feb. 21

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Take part in an engaging discussion about Liberation Theology with Reverend Dr. Warren Stewart of the First Institutional Baptist Church, Feb. 21 at Rio Salado Tempe.

What is Liberation theology?  Here’s a brief from Rio Salado Faculty Chair of Psychology, Philosophy and Religious Studies Dr. Wanda Tucker, who is helping to facilitate this discussion:
Liberation theology is a movement in Christian theology that originated from the Catholic Church in Latin America during the 1950s and 1960s. It grew out of the needs of the poor to view Jesus’ message of social justice and economic equality as central to Christian theology.

The term 'liberation theology' was coined by the Peruvian priest Gustavo GutiĆ©rrez in 1971. However, the theme of liberation in African-American history and culture was already evident in some black protestant churches as Black Christians understood God as ‘on the side of those in need of freedom from oppression and social injustices.’ Liberation theology grew out of a spiritual revolution that was happening simultaneously in Latin America and North America.

We encourage you to take part to learn more!

Liberation Theology Discussion 
with Reverend Dr. Warren Stewart
Tuesday, Feb. 21
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Rio Salado College Conference Center

Free and open to the public.

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This event is sponsored by Rio Salado's Religious Studies Department in celebration of Black History Month.

Visit this page to learn about other Maricopa Community Colleges Black History Month events.