Roy D. Barton Lectureship

Living in the Margins: Theology and Education in the New Decade 

An Online Webinar

Featuring Keynote Speaker Luis Pedraja, Ph.D. 

The Barton Lecture's 2020 speaker is Dr. Luis Pedraja, president of Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Pedraja has more than 20 years of higher education experience as an administrator and professor. Dr. Pedraja's work centers on how the increased knowledge of cultures and languages promotes intercultural affirmation. He is an advocate for increased access for groups historically underrepresented in the higher education system. He has launched several initiatives at QCC, including the creation of a new student center and a new mentoring program. Luis Pedraja, Ph.D. will define and explore the topic of the "margins," particularly how the margins relate to economic gaps, changes in ethnic and racial demographics, and the roles of the Church and higher education in the new decade

Join Us for the Online Webinar

September 21, 2020 at 7 p.m.


About the Roy D. Barton Lectureship

The Roy D. Barton Lectureship was established in 1995 to honor Dr. Barton for his distinguished service to the seminary and his equally distinguished service to the Hispanic United Methodist Church. Dr. Barton served as the founding Director of The Hispanic/Latin@ Ministries Program (then called the Mexican American Program) and Associate Professor of Practical Theology in Perkins School of Theology from 1974 until his retirement in 1995. 

The purpose of the Barton Lecture is to disseminate knowledge of Hispanic/Latin@ theology and ministry for the benefit of the academy, the church, and the wider public. Through the lectures, participants have heard from the leading Hispanic/Latin@ scholars in theological education and church leaders who have made a significant impact on the Hispanic/Latin@ church and community. The lectureship has included the following among the many speakers: Dr. Justo L. González, Dr. Daisy L. Machado, Dr. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr., Dr. Loida Martell, Dr. Hugo Magallanes, Dr. Fernando Segovia, and Dr. Harold J. Recinos. 

If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Paul Barton, Ph.D., director of the Hispanic/Latin@ Ministries Program. 

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