Second in the HTI 25th Anniversary Series
Using the imagery of the Zapatista's reinterpretation of a cosmogonic myth "La Noche... la noche es nuestra," at the periphery of theological academic discourses, this presentation “apalabra” - rephrases – the present social challenges and provides suggestions to center the Hispanic theological thinking, stories and experiences to remap the theological horizon. The myth's reinterpretation provides a metaphor to reaffirms the essentiality of People of Color and especially of Hispanic groups to the survival of the U.S.A. and to the renewal of theological education. The presentation concludes by noting the leadership role of the Hispanic Theological Initiative in setting up "new constellations" and the possibilities of partnering with the nonprofit sector serving Hispanic communities to work “en conjunto” to navigate the “night” and continue to redesign the “star chart” of theological education.
Over the past 25 years, the Hispanic Theological Initiative, together with consortium members schools and partnering institutions, has been transforming the ecology of theological and religious education and the larger landscape of education. To mark this historic milestone, Princeton Theological Seminary, HTI’s hosting institution and consortium member school, is kicking off HTI’s Silver Anniversary lecture series, commemorating 25 years of graduating Latinx scholar/leaders for service in the academy, the church, and the world en conjunto.