Borderlife and the Religious Imagination

Posted on December 26, 2015 by PLT Staff

Recording of Session IV, “Borderlife and the Religious Imagination” by Daisy L. Machado at the Spring Institute for Lived Theology in San Diego, California. This presentation, held in San Diego’s Peace and Justice Theatre, was open to the public. During her talk, Machado explores the intersections of race, religion, and the U.S./Mexico border to show how these have come together in popular religious beliefs and practices to both respond to and shape life for Latino communities in the borderlands. Attention is given to the themes of curanderismo and healing as found in traditional curandero figures such as Niño Fidencio, Teresita Urrea, Don Pedro Jaramillo and the more contemporary unorthodox figure of Santa Muerte. Machado addresses how these religious beliefs and practices also respond to the realities of borderlands life such as poverty, displacement, immigration, invisibility and violence.

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  • Date Recorded:April 26, 2010
  • Location Recorded:San Diego, California
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