Religion and the Politics of Encounter

Posted on March 27, 2015 by PLT Staff

Recording of a lecture given by Manuel Vásquez at the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2008 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Immigration is a multifaceted and often heated subject in the United States. Vásquez reflects upon what a language of peace would look like when applied to immigration and shares the insights he has gleaned in his work with immigrant communities and churches in Florida. The lecture begins at the 1:30 minute mark.

Excerpt: “When the word ‘sanctuary’ becomes a dirty word, a term to disqualify the other for moral turpitude, something really wrong is going on.”

  • Audio Information
  • Date Recorded:May 29, 2008
  • Location Recorded:Charlottesville, VA
  • Speaker: Manuel Vásquez
  • Audio File:Download File »
This audio is published by the Project on Lived Theology (PLT). For any questions related to its use, please contact PLT ( Copy available for use subject to Creative Commons License CC-BY-NC-ND (Attribution required, Non-Commercial use, No Derivatives, 3.0, Unported.