A Hybrid God in Motion: Theological Implication of Migration, a Latina Perspective

Posted on December 26, 2015 by PLT Staff

Recording of Session VII by Carmen M. Nanko-Fernández at the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2010 in San Diego, California. Nanko-Fernández argues that no two theologies of immigration are the same, and the failure to acknowledge the implications of them all illustrates the marginalization theologians experience and its ensuing influence on the public sphere. The many great migrant theologians lost in the footnotes must be re-considered because their diversity of perspectives on migrant experience has much to offer to our theologies, ministries, and social policies.

Excerpt: “Borders, like hyphens, focus attention on binary relationships. While these have value, our metaphors need to expand lest we perpetually ensure that only certain people will stereotypically become the other. Furthermore, borders and hyphens, too, are used more often as a minus sign rather than an indication of equality. And in such equations, one side is inevitably found lacking.”

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  • Date Recorded:April 27, 2010
  • Location Recorded:San Diego, California
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