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Peacemaking Insight #3 – Shanta Premawardhana

Incoming SCUPE president Shanta Premawardhana explains how the 2011 Congress on Urban Ministry will give people committed to peace the tools to address issues of violence like gang violence, abuse of women, Islamophobia, and fear-based responses to issues around immigration.
Shanta Premawardhana

Advanced Latino/a Theological Education

ALTE students engage in bilingual discussion

One of SCUPE’s newest programs has hit the ground running with great success!  In the past year and a half, ALTE has established itself as a premiere program for Latino/a Theological Education in America.

Immigration Theology and Changing Demographics

Immigration Theology and Changing Demographics class

ALTE is a program that seeks to assist Latin@ church leaders in the United States (with a focus on three states: Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana) in their theological preparations as they work to meet the diversity of challenges faced by the church and community.  ALTE’s curriculum is developed from a Latin@ perspective and is taught in the community by nationally known bilingual instructors, such as Dr. Daniel Rodriguez-Diaz, Dr. Samuel Solivan, and others.

In addition to the excellent classes which are a part of its curriculum, ALTE also hosts a slew of important workshops throughout the year.  This August, ALTE is hosting a workshop in Elkhart, IN in conjunction with the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.  The workshop is entitled “Christian Education in the Latino/a Church”/“Educación Cristiana en la Iglesia Latino/a” and will be taught by AMBS professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling Daniel S. Schipani.

For more information on the workshop: 8-14-10 Workshop – Dr. Schipani (pdf. format)

For more information on the ALTE program: Advanced Latin@ Theological Education (website)

Dr. Jose D. Rodriguez

Dr. Jose D. Rodriguez teaching on immigration theology