Book Launch: "Immigration and Faith" by Dr. Brett C. Hoover

Thursday, April 7, 2022 3:15pm to 4:30pm

1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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The Chilton Chair in Catholic Theology, Dr. Nancy Pineda-Madrid, invites you to a book launch, discussion and reception for Immigration and Faith: Cultural, Biblical, and Theological Narratives by Dr. Brett C. Hoover, associate professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. Dr. Karen Enriquez (LMU) and Dr. Victor Carmona (University of San Diego) will be responding.

Immigration and Faith is a comprehensive introduction to immigration for college students and all people curious about the subject. The book begins with the sociological mechanics of migration as well as a short history of immigration and immigration law. The heart of Immigration and Faith is ameditation on the larger cultural narratives about immigration that range from the pragmatic to theromantic to the hostile. In the end, Dr. Hoover argues that biblical, ethical, and theological narratives about migration, from Christianity as well as other faith traditions, offer more honest and more human approaches to immigration than our cultural narratives.

To Attend or Participate Virtually
This event is free and open to the public, and will held both in-person in the Theolgical Studies Village in University Hall (1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles) and online via Zoom.  Advanced registration for Zoom is required, click here. For further information, please email Dr. Pineda-Madrid at

About the Dr. Hoover
Brett C. Hoover. Ph.D. is associate professor of Pastoral and Practical Theology at LMU and associate chair for Graduate Education for the Theological Studies department. Dr. Hoover focuses on how Christian life, practice, and ministry shape and are shaped by both social and cultural context as well as interpretations of the Christian (especially Roman Catholic) tradition.  He co-founded the Catholic seeker website,, and he currently serves on the board of LMU's Center for Religion and Spirituality. 

About the Respondents
Victor Carmona, Ph.D. is assistant professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego where he focuses on theological ethics, Catholic Latinx theologies, and theologies of migration.

Karen Enriquez, Ph.D. is visiting assistant professor of Theological Studies at LMU, and specializes in comparative theology, world religions, and interreligious dialogue.

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