“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”Luke 4: 18-19.
Liberation Theology. What is it? How has it influenced generations of activists from Moses to Martin Luther King Jr. to Pope Francis? Why do people on the margins read the Bible differently than most Presbyterians?
This B’more Human session April 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm, features a panel that will discuss the import of theology as a force for liberation. From the lived experiences of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) communities, and people with disability, hear how theology has been used historically and currently to liberate or oppress.
Join us for a discussion of Liberation Theology, moderated by our former Presbytery of Baltimore moderator, James Parks, and featuring Rev. Alonzo Johnson, PC USA coordinator for Self-Development of People; Rev. Shanea Leonard, PCUSA associate for racial and gender justice; Rev. Joseph Morrow, associate pastor for evangelism and community engagement for Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago; and McKenna Lewellen, associate at The Center, Presbytery of Baltimore.
- The Major Tenets of Liberation Theology | Camden Civil Rights Project
- Gustavo Gutiérrez: A Theology of Liberation, Orbis Books, ISBN 0-88344542-5
- James H. Cone: The Cross and the Lynching Tree, Orbis Books, ISBN 978-1-62698-005-1
- James H. Cone and Gayraud S. Wilmore: Black Theology: a documentary history, volume two: 1980-1992; Orbis Books; ISBN 0-88344-773-8
- Katie Geneva Cannon, Emile M. Townes and Angela D. Sims, editors, Womanist Theological Ethics: A Reader, Westminster John Knox Press ISBN 978-0664235376