Community Cultural Wealth and the ‘Glory and Honor of the Nations’: A Biblical Model of Cultural Diversity – Thursday, 20 August 2020 at 1400 GMT/UTC

Some within the global Christian community shudder at the term ‘diversity’ because of its implication of moral relativism in a secular context. Dr. Robert Chao Romero, Assoc. Professor in UCLA’s César Chávez Department of Chicana & Chicano Studies, with his disciplinary training in history and law, will explore a biblical model of cultural diversity on Thursday, 20 August 2020 at 1400 GMT that places Revelation 21: 26-27 in conversation with the highly influential education theory of community cultural wealth (Yosso, 2005).

Specifically, his talk will compare and contrast the biblical framework of ‘the glory and honor of the nations’ with Dr. Tara Yosso’s definition of ‘community cultural wealth’ as ‘an array of knowledges, skills, abilities and contacts possessed and used by Communities of Color to survive and resist racism and other forms of oppression’. The webinar will also discuss the application of the community cultural wealth model to Romero’s new book, Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Christian Social Justice, Theology, and Identity (IVP Academic, May 2020).

You may see his slideshow here:

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