Hispanic Summer Program

The Hispanic Summer Program seeks to train leaders in the Hispanic Church. 

The Hispanic Summer Program offers seven choices of three-hour, accredited courses geared toward master-degree level Latinx seminarians and graduate students. A limited number of slots are available for D.Min. and Ph.D. students from sponsoring institutions, as well as for pastors seeking continuing theological education. 

HSP offers students the chance to research alongside Latinx peers and professors. HSP connects nearly 65 participants each summer from various cultural and religious backgrounds (including non-Christian traditions). Applications are open from December 2, 2019-February 17, 2020, and require two letters of recommendation (one must be from an academic dean of the student's institution). 

Acceptance and registration are done on a first-come, first-serve basis. Incomplete applications will not be processed. 

Apply here: https://hispanicsummerprogram.org/apply-for-our-programs/

2020 HSP Course Offerings

"From the Ends of the World: Christian Spiritual Practices as Decolonial Defiance of Empire, Colloquium on Preaching and Worship" 
Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes; Associate Professor of Worship; Union Theological Seminary 

"Latina and Mujerista Biblical Hermeneutics as Decolonial Projects" 
Dr. Ahida Calderón Pilarski; Associate Professor and Theology Department Chair; Saint Anselm College 

Gender Studies 
"Decolonizing Latinx Sexuality" 
Dr. Matilde Moros; Assistant Professor, Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies; Virginia Commonwealth University 

"Faith and Justice: An Intellectual History of U.S. Liberation Theology" 
Dr. Benjamín Valentín; Associate Professor of Latinx Christianity; Yale Divinity School 

"Latina/o/x Experiences of Race, Religion, and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands" 
Dr. Daisy Vargas; Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; University of Arizona 

Practical Theology 
"Healing from Trauma: Cultivating Presence in Our Communities and the World" 
Dr. Mayra Picos Lee; Senior Lecturer in Counseling & MTS Latinx Ministries Program Director; Palmer Theological Seminary 

"Environmental Racism and the Struggle for Ecological Justice" 
Dr. Teresa Delgado; Director, Peace and Justice Studies; Professor and Chair, Religious Studies Department; Iona College 

Visit the HSP website for course information. Students may only take one. Auditing additional courses is not permitted. Each will carry three semester-hours of credit towards a student's master's or doctoral program. Work may be submitted in English or Spanish. 

Each course will have a pre-class assignment to be completed by the first day. All work must be completed by the end of the program, unless otherwise specified by the professor. 

Credit and transcripts are issued by Candler School of Theology, a fully-accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools. 


Master's-level students from sponsoring institutions attending for the first or second time: $425 
(Includes tuition, and room & board) 

Master's-level students from sponsoring institutions attending for the third time: $800 
(Includes tuition and room & board, but these students must cover their travel expenses)

D.Min. and Ph.D. students from sponsoring institutions: $800 
(Includes tuition, airfare, and room & board) 

Students from non-sponsoring institutions: $800 
(Includes tuition and room & board, but these students must cover their travel expenses) 


When: June 13-27, 2020 
Where: Candlor School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia 

Contact: admin@hispanicsummerprogram.org347.709.4998 

For more information, please visit: https://hispanicsummerprogram.org/.

Hispanic Summer Program 
3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 
U.S. of A.