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Collins Summit 2019: Listening at the Margins

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First United Methodist Church

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Portland, OR 97201

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Practical theology for spiritual resistance and hope in times of trauma.

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Explore a method of listening at the margins of the global community and in our own lives in order to build resilience and resistance for these times.

In a world of increasing fear and violence, how can we build networks of resistance rooted in our spiritual traditions? A third wave of liberation theology turns to the lived experience of people already facing global violence as a testimony of life in the face of death. These communities draw on emerging+ancient spiritualities that grow out of their contexts. They also share wisdom for our own context.

The 2019 Collins Summit will be an opportunity to hear about and practice methods of listening that build strength for social justice work in our communities.

Dr. Carlos Mendoza-Alvarez is a Dominican priest and internationally known liberation theologian. His theological investigation illuminates the ancestral wisdom, yearning for justice, and hope that emerges from the resistance and resilience of the victims and survivors of global violence. His most recent work examines what resurrection can mean in a context of thousands of disappeared and murdered civilians in Mexico.

The Rev. Dr. Cassie Trentaz (Warner Pacific University), Juan Carlos La Puente (Intercultural and Interreligious Mission - Oregon Synod) and The Rev. Dr. Sara Rosenau (Waverly United Church of Christ) have been working to support leaders and institutions in how to root their efforts for justice and peace in a relational culture that fosters community dialogue and discernment in communion with the forces of life coming from the margins as a source of compassion and collective resistance. They have been working with Dr. Mendoza-Alvarez since 2016 in an intercultural initiative called Spiritual and Theological Mutual Accompaniment.

This event is sponsored by the Collins Foundation with additional support from the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - Oregon Synod, Institute for Christian-Muslim Understanding, Oregon Quakers, Muslim Educational Trust, Providence Health & Services, Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, United Church of Christ - Central Pacific Conference, United Methodist Church - Columbia District, United Methodist Church - Oregon-Idaho Conference, and Warner Pacific University.

Questions? Prefer to pay by check? Call Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon at (503) 221-1054.

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