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Concordia Seminary to Host Second Hispanic Theological Consultation and Sixth Annual Lecture in Hispanic/Latino Theology and Missions

Concordia Seminary is pleased to announce the 2nd Hispanic Theological Consultation, and the 6th Annual Lecture in Hispanic/Latino Theology & Missions. The theme for the three-day event is: “2nd and 3rd Generation Hispanics in the U.S.: Questions and Implications for the Church.” These will take place from Monday, March 14, through Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Dinner and Latino Movie Night will kick off the events on March 14.

The 6th Annual Lecture speaker is Dr. Victor M. Rodríguez, professor in the department of Chicano and Latino Studies at California State University, Long Beach, Calif. (CSULB), who will present on “The New Latino Generations: Caught Between Two Worlds.” The lecture will take place in Werner Auditorium on March 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Rodríguez has previously taught courses in sociology, anthropology and Latino politics, and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine and at Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico. At CSULB he presently teaches courses emphasizing issues in social inequality: Wealth and Poverty in Latino Communities, Chicano/Latino Politics, and on Identity Assimilation in Chicano and Latino Life, The Ethnic Experience, and Latino Population in the United States.

As part of these events, the 2nd Hispanic Lutheran Theological Consultation will offer workshops and presentations in English and Spanish from Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning. Presenters will include: Rev. Aurelio Magariño, Rev. Héctor Hoppe, Prof. Mark Kempff, and Dr. Leo Sánchez, director of the Center for Hispanic Studies at Concordia Seminary. Presenters will share relevant cultural and demographic keynotes that aim at understanding 2nd and 3rd generation Hispanics. They will also pose critical questions based on the research and explore its implications for the church, missions, youth and family, and other areas of our life together.

All lectures are free and open to the public. CEUs are available. For more information, contact the office of continuing education and parish services at 314-505-7486; ce@csl.edu [1]; or visit the Seminary’s website at www.csl.edu [2].

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