Father Miguel Ventura Visits Perkins School of Theology March 20-21
March 20 Lecture Co-Sponsored by Embrey Human Rights Center; March 21 Oscar Romero Memorial
March 1, 2012
Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University announces a visit from Father Miguel Ventura, the Governor of Morazán province in El Salvador and a Roman Catholic priest who worked with the late Archbishop Oscar Romero.
| Fr. Miguel Ventura
Ventura will present a public lecture on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of Liberation Theology
, titled “Theology and the State of Human Rights in El Salvador,” March 20, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, in McCord Auditorium at SMU, 306 Dallas Hall
. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions at Perkins
and the Embrey Human Rights Program
at SMU. Additionally, Ventura will preside at a worship service in memory of Archbishop Romero, March 21, 11:30 am, in Perkins Chapel, 6001 Bishop Boulevard.
In addition to his present duties as Governor of Morazán province, Ventura has a long and distinguished record of concern for social justice in his native El Salvador, including more than a decade of service as director and president of the Segundo Montes Foundation, which promotes rural development for the poor in the north of Morazán. His duties as a priest have included Pastoral Accompaniment with civilians and combatants in regions of conflict, as well as facilitating Comunidades Eclesiales de Base (Basic Christian Communities). Additionally, for five years he was a professor at Universidad Campesina, El Castaño, San Miguel, El Salvador.The public is welcome to the March 20 lecture and March 21 worship service, and there is no charge to attend. For a map of the SMU campus, visit smu.edu/maps.
For more information about Ventura’s visit, contact Roberta Cox, Director of Public Affairs at Perkins, email@example.com, 214.768.2335.