The Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz Justice Institute: REMEMBERING FORWARD with Jennifer Owens Jofré, PhD
The Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz Justice Institute:
REMEMBERING FORWARD: Mujerista Theology and Its Implications for Today
FREE Interactive Virtual Discussion with Jennifer Owens Jofré, PhD
Dr. Owens Jofré will provide an overview of the method for theological construction Ada María Isasi-Díaz and Yolanda Tarango began to develop together, mujerista theology. She will identify ways it can be developed from a sociological perspective and discuss how she applied it with lay Latina leaders at Dolores Mission Parish in Boyle Heights, CA. There will be time allotted not only for the presentation, but also for small group conversations in breakout rooms and dialogue as a large group, as well.
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Presented in partnership with CT Humanities and Drew University.
Jennifer Owens Jofré, PhD, is currently crafting a manuscript based on her fieldwork with lay Latina leaders at Dolores Mission Parish, the working title of which is Taking Up la Virgen’s Mantle: A Practical Theology of Accompaniment (Convivium Press, forthcoming). During academic year 2022-2023, she is serving as a Manresa Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Ignatian Service at St. Louis University and a Research Associate in the Theology and Religious Studies Department at the University of San Diego. Dr. Owens Jofré is a Catholic theologian and lay ecclesial minister whose academic writing has appeared in Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology, Anglican Theological Review, and the International Journal of Practical Theology. She co-edited From the Pews in the Back: Young Women and Catholicism (Liturgical Press, 2009) with Kate Dugan, and more of her popular pieces can be found at Commonweal, the Political Theology Network, and America. Dr. Owens Jofré has been awarded grants in support of her research and teaching from the Forum for Theological Exploration, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, the Hispanic Theological Initiative, and the Louisville Institute. Her current research focuses on the voices of Latina women as a theological source, the implications of grounded theory for mujerista theology, how mujerista theology can inform practical theological method, and theologies of accompaniment. Drawing on ministry experience in Catholic communities across the United States, Dr. Owens Jofré teaches in parish settings and offers professional development workshops for those in ministry, especially for those who would like to develop cultural competency skills for Hispanic ministry, work with young adults, or cultivate spiritual practices that root their commitments to anti-racism.