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WEBINAR: Hispanic/Latinx Worship Perspectives

October 25, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central Time

This webinar is provided for free. Donations are welcome at time of registration to support the Hispanic-Latinx Center at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

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Webinar Leaders:

  • Rev. Dr.  Tércio Junker, Dean of the Chapel and Director of Course of Study at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • Rev. Dr. Osvaldo Vena, Professor of New Testament at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Webinar Description:

Throughout the 1960s-1980s, worship styles in Latin America shifted from an individualistic worship style focused on the spiritual life of the believer, to a more communal and participatory style focused on socio-economic issues. Music shifted from being mostly European to an indigenous type that utilized regional instruments, rhythms, and melodies. New lyrics emerged that reflected critically on the evils of society more than on the blessings of heaven. Liturgically and theologically, it was a time of great change and innovation in response to a tense and oppressive political climate.

During this webinar, we will explore how Liberation Theology contributed to the formation of an indigenous liturgy in Latin America during the tumultuous years of the military regimes that ruled during the 60s, 70s, and 80s and produced situations of extreme poverty and economic dependency. Then we will look at how these liturgical innovations in Latin America can inform and inspire present-day liturgical practices in churches in the United States. No matter the demographics of your congregation or the styles of worship you practice, you will leave this webinar with new liturgical resources and ideas!

October 25, 2018


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