Resisting Militarization of U.S. Borderlands: The Case of the Coup in Honduras

Posted on December 26, 2015 by PLT Staff

Recording of Session VIII by Monica Maher at the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2010 in San Diego, California. Maher speaks about the resistance movement and the conditions in post-coup Honduras in light of U.S. economic and military policy and issues with borderlands and U.S. immigration policy. She continues her lecture by discussing the responses of religious institutions and communities to the coup.

Excerpt: “But now there is this vision of utopia, that people are armed with the utopian visions. And the Christians see this in many ways as reflecting the reign of God. It’s an eschatological theology, the coming of the reign of God, a reign which is both present and not yet. So the Christian actors in the resistance in Honduras are strongly fueled and fed by this theological certainty. It’s a deep-hearted certainty that the work they are doing is God’s work of justice. It’s the only work to be done now in our lives. We are called to this.”

  • Audio Information
  • Date Recorded:April 28, 2010
  • Location Recorded:San Diego, California
  • Speaker: Monica Maher
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