Knox Presbyterian Church and Govans Presbyterian Church invite all congregations to participate in their 2nd Lenten Book Study which will take place every Thursday in March at 7 pm. In keeping with their Matthew 25 commitment to dismantle structural racism, they will read Burying White Privilege: Resurrecting A Badass Christianity. The author, Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre will join them for the first session on March 2nd. All sessions will take place on Zoom. Please register for the study by email to Andy Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org). A limited number of books are available at Govans and Knox. The book is also available for download to Kindle devices. For hard copy we recommend support of Black-owned business, Urban Reads, (443) 552-1094.
Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre is Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies at the Illif School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. He has served as the elected 2012 President of the Society of Christian Ethics and served as the Executive Officer for the Society of Race, Ethnicity and Religion (2012-17). Dr. De La Torre is a recognized international Fulbright scholar. Advocating for an ethics of place, De La Torre has taken students on immersion classes to Cuba, Guatemala, the Peruvian Amazon, and the Mexico/U.S. border to walk the migrant trails. Among multiple yearly speaking engagements, he has also been a week-long speaker at the Chautauqua Institute, and the plenary address at the Parliament of World Religions. De La Torre has received several national book awards and is a frequent speaker at national and international scholarly religious events and meetings. He also speaks at churches and nonprofit organizations on the intersection of religion with race, class, gender, and sexuality. In 2020, the American Academy of Religion bestowed on him the Excellence in Teaching Award. The following year, the American Academy also conferred upon him the Martin E. Marty Public Understanding of Religion Award. De La Torre is the first scholar to receive the two most prestigious awards presented by his guild and the first Latinx to receive either one of them.