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Miguel De La Torre

Podcast on Immigration

June 6, 2017 by Miguel De La Torre

What religious considerations should inform the current immigration discussion? Are you ready for leading liberation theologian, professor of social ethics and Latinx studies at Iliff Seminary to brew some rad theology? In Episode 44 of the Brew Theology Podcast Janel, Liz, Kyle, Ryan & Stef get…

Even Monsters Pet Dogs

May 25, 2017 by Miguel De La Torre

Currently, I am living in Germany as a Fulbright scholar at Johannes Gutenberg University. During my time here, I have visited concentration camps, attempting to understand how an advance and civilized society, a culture which gave the world Beethoven, Luther and Klee, could also mechanize some of the…

The Pedagogical Failure Of Eurocentric Methodologies

May 4, 2017 by Miguel De La Torre

I am convinced that all eurocentric philosophical thought and movements – yes all – are oppressive to those who come from colonized spaces. When I contemplate every philosophical contribution made by the so-called Age of Enlightenment, it becomes obvious that the French Revolution’s battle cry for Liberté,…

What do you do when the God of liberation fails to liberate?

April 27, 2017 by Miguel De La Torre

To hope is not some wishful desire but an expected joy that God will bring about God’s purposes. Jürgen Moltmann argued for a hope based in a God who keeps promises, a God who is a step ahead of humanity making all things new. Moltmann’s hope is…

Racism and the United Methodist Church

February 25, 2017 by Miguel De La Torre

The Immigration Crises

February 2, 2017 by Miguel De La Torre

On becoming a Muslim to be a Faithful Follower of Jesus

February 2, 2017 by Miguel De La Torre

  1.3K348 As a committed liberationist-leaning Christian, I may have no choice but to say the Shahada and convert to Islam if I wish to be faithful to my beliefs. One of the bedrock principles of any liberative faith tradition is “solidarity with the oppressed.” I discover…

Interfaith relations and the pursuit of justice

February 1, 2017 by Miguel De La Torre

Neoliberalism as a religious movement is an economic doctrine that can only be accepted by faith. This neoliberal faith is based on the power amassed by a decentralized network of institutions, and the militarily “advanced” nations it profits, which in turn verifies the universality of…

An Ethics para Joder

January 28, 2017 by Miguel De La Torre

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Toward a Liberative Pedagogy

January 12, 2017 by Miguel De La Torre

Since the start of the twentieth century, Christian religion scholars from the dominant culture – specifically ethicists – shifted their focus on how to live the Christian life via praxis toward the nature of ethics, wrestling more with abstract questions concerned with what is the…