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7-3-2002

Abstract

What is the most important event for the American Catholic Church in the past 100 years?

Dr. Maria Pilar Aquino discusses the growth of minority groups in the American Catholic Church and how each has changed the character of the Church. She suggests that these added voices and perceptions have renewed the face of the church by making it inter-cultural.

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Playing Time: 3:40 minutes

About the Interviewee:

Maria Pilar Aquino, S.T.D. teaches at the University of San Diego. She is a Catholic Latina Theologian whose primary areas are liberation theologies, social ethics, and feminist theologies, with special interests in intercultural approaches, conflict transformation, and religious peacebuilding studies. She was co-founder and first woman president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States and has authored more than fifty books and Journal articles.

About the Interviewer:

Dr. Alfred Benney is a professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. He has a Ph.D in Theology from the Hartford Seminary Foundation and teaches courses in Non-Traditional American Religions and Christian Religious Thought. His research interests include "how people learn"; "the appropriate use of technology in teaching/learning" and "myth as explanatory narrative". He has published work on teaching with technology.

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