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Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions


Dr. Fernando Segovia
Visiting Scholar at Perkins
March 31–April 11, 2014

:: Dr. Fernando F. Segovia Is Resident Scholar: March 31–April 11, 2014

Two events with Dr. Segovia are open to the public.

Dr. Segovia will preach during the annual Archbishop Romero Memorial Service in Perkins Chapel on Wednesday, April 2, at 11:30 a.m. His homily is titled, “Romero and the Call to Bear Fruit in the World.”

On Thursday, April 3, Dr. Segovia will give a public lecture titled, “Vatican II in Retrospect: A Lifetime and Welcome Companion,” in the Prothro Great Hall of Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall. Dr. Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi, Professor of Global Christianities and Mission Studies at Perkins School of Theology, will present a Response. The event begins with refreshments at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Lecture and Response at 6:00 p.m.

Additional events (participation limited):

• Monday, April 7, 11:30 a.m. – Dr. Segovia will be the guest speaker at the Perkins faculty luncheon (open only to Perkins faculty), lecturing on “Reflections on Biblical Criticism: Past, Present, Future,” Prothro Great Hall.

• Wednesday, April 9, 7 to 9 p.m. – Dr. Segovia will lead the GPRS (Graduate Program in Religious Studies—open only to GPRS students) colloquium, Prothro 205. 

A farewell reception will be held for Dr. Segovia in the Perkins Refectory during Community Lunch, Thursday, April 10, 12:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013  

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Dr. Miguel H. Díaz

Dr. Miguel H. Díaz Public Lecture:
“Revisiting the Garden of Eden: God, Communal Relations, and the Quest for Peace”
Response by Dr. Charles E. Curran, Elizabeth Scurlock University Professor of Human Values at SMU
Perkins Chapel – 5:00 pm

Thanks to a collaboration between Perkins School of Theology and University Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Dr. Díaz will preach at University Park UMC Sunday, December 8, at 11:00 am.

Dr. Miguel H. Díaz is University Professor of Faith and Culture at Dayton University, and former United States Ambassador to the Holy See in Rome, Italy.

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Dr. Arlene Sánchez Walsh Keynote Public Lecture – February 21, 2013
Great Hall of Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall, 7:00 pm

Dr. Arlene Sánchez Walsh is a visiting scholar sponsored by the Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions at Perkins School of Theology, and 2012-2013 visiting professor at Perkins.

Fr. Miguel Ventura – March 20-21, 2012
Public Lecture: The 40th Anniversary of Liberation
Co-sponsored with the Embrey Human Rights Program
Chapel service in memory of Archbishop Oscar Romero

"Environmental Justice and Maquilladora Murders" – April 26, 2012
Presenter: Dr. Daisy L. Machado | Respondent: Dr. Evelyn Parker
An event in the "Migration Matters" series, with the Embrey Human Rights Program at SMU

Dr. Elsa Tamez, Sermon and Lecture  February 15-16, 2012

La Mujer in Latino Literature: The New Mestizaje and Its Social and Spiritual Dimensions
Interdisciplinary Dialogue  April 19, 2011 

Crypto Judaism in the American Southwest: Hidden Religious Roots of Hispanic Peoples – April 25, 2010

A Struggle for Social Justice: The Chicano Voice of Julian Samora
How Does His Legacy Respond to Conservatives’ Attacks on Churches That Preach Social Justice?
– April 14, 2010