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“Social Salvation and the Need to Re-member” with Guest Lecturer Dr. Nancy Pineda-Madrid

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Join us online or in the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful as we close out the 35th anniversary of the Hispanic-Latinx Center by examining the evils of feminicide with guest lecturer Dr. Nancy Pineda-Madrid.

The evil of feminicide is a form of dis-membering women literally and figuratively. This evil is a killing of the innocent. This evil grows not only beyond U.S. borders but also within them, as this lecture will highlight. As disciples who believe in the God who saves, we are called to listen to the voices and stories of the dis-membered, to keep our eyes open to the reality of our time In re-membering the innocent victims of evil, like feminicide, a path is found to interrupt this horror and ignite resistance to this evil. In the process, the social dimension of salvation becomes visible.

Nancy Pineda-Madrid holds the T. Marie Chilton Chair of Catholic Theology at Loyola Marymount University. Previously, she taught at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry from 2005-2019. She holds a Ph.D. in systematic and philosophical theology from the Graduate Theological Union. She has published two monographs, Suffering and Salvation in Ciudad Juárez (Fortress, 2011), the first book to offer a theological interpretation of suffering and salvation in light the tragic killing of women known as feminicide, and her more recent book, Theologizing in an Insurgent Key: Violence, Women, Salvation (Paulist Press, 2022), which develops further groundwork for a reinterpretation of salvation in the shadow of violence against women. Her current book project advances a theological interpretation of the religious symbol of Our Lady of Guadalupe. She is co-editor of two additional volumes: Hope: Promise, Possibility, and Fulfillment (Paulist Press, 2013) and The Holy Spirit: Setting the World on Fire (Paulist Press, 2017). She is Vice President of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA), the largest professional society of Catholic theologians in the world. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband Larry Gordon.