"A Multi-Cultural Church in a Secularized Society: Hope, Promise, Possibility and Fulfillment"
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Pineda-Madrid, PhD
The 2018 Theological Institute will explore the reality of a multi-cultural Church, its challenges and energies; the ramifications of a secularized culture and our religious identity within a Church that is urged and directed by Pope Francis' "Joy of the Gospel," which outlines for us the evangelization of Catholic life and the culture within which we live.
Nancy Pineda-Madrid, PhD (in Systematic and Philosophical Theology) is Associate Professor of Theology and Latino/a Ministry, Boston College, School of Theology and Ministry; Vice President, International Network of Societies of Catholic Theology (INSeCT); and Past President, Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS). She is the author of "Suffering and Salvation in Ciudad Juarez," Fortress Press, 2011; and "Hope: Promise, Possibility and Fulfillment," Paulist Press, 2013 (co-editor with Richard Lennan).
The registration fee includes the program, plus all meals from the Thursday evening meal through the Sunday noon meal, and housing with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia.