In my experience, conversations about "Inter-religious engagement" often draw connections between Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism but ignore/erase/marginalize African/African-Diasporic/Creole religions like Santería, Espiritismo, Yoruba, and Voodoo. I wonder what perpetuates this lack of engagement with African* religions in "inter-religious engagement." Is it colonial history that made Islam/Buddhism intelligible to westerners? Anti-blackness? Ignorance? The epist
Some days I feel like the "academy" asks us to state our interventions before we state our passions. It asks us to come at our work from a position of posturing as opposed to a position of heart. As if our interventions didn't first stem from our passions—out of those things that drive us, that connect us to a past we didn't live and a future we may not see but that we know, by our present, that were and will be. I've been thinking about this lately, and the kind of social pr
On April 4 join Dr. Teresa Delgado, Rev. Canon Dr. Altagracia Perez-Bullard, Stephanie Quintana Martínez, and myself as we discuss Puerto Rico, Latinx history and present, and what it means for communities en la lucha to claim our own freedom.
Sponsored by: Union Theological Seminary Event Info: utsnyc.edu/event/puerto-rico-and-beyond/ #PuertoRico #UnionTheologicalSeminary #ProphesyFreedom #Latinx #Theology #History
To all our brothers and sisters in school—if your school is messed up, if the administration and the teachers don't care and don't teach—don't let them force you to drop out. Throw them out. The schools belong to us, not to them. Take all that anger and put it to work for our people. Make revolution inside the schools. If the schools don't function for us, they shouldn't function at all! —Richie Pérez (Young Lords Party, 1970) Though speaking about particular realities in Eas