Annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture with Dr. Maria Clara Bingemer

You are invited to the 7th Annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture, hosted this year with the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) Tomasi Lecture as part of the 2017 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference, which will be held at LMU October 11-13.

This 7th annual lecture brings to LMU noted Brazilian liberation theologian Maria Clara Bingemer, Ph.D. Dr. Bingemer’s lecture will address the neuralgic and complex issue of “the stranger” in relation to the crises of displaced peoples and migrations. How can the idea of the stranger be reframed theologically through the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures to highlight the growth that ensues in societies and individuals when the stranger is acknowledged, loved and protected? Dr. Douglas E. Christie, Professor and Chair of Theological Studies at LMU, will moderate a discussion and Q&A.

This lecture will be bilingual. Simultaneous translation to English and Spanish will be provided.

To Attend
This lecture is free and open to the public; parking fees will apply. Online registration is closed, walk-ins are welcome and will be seated after preregistered guests (until the auditorium is full). For more information, please contact the Center for Religion and Spirituality at 310-338-2799 or email

About the Lecturer
Maria Clara Bingemer, Ph.D. is a noted Brazilian theologian. A full professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC), she focuses her research on systematic theology and in particular on Latin American and liberation theology.

About the LMU Latino/a Theology and Ministry Initiative
The Initiative emerged from a need to assess and then respond to the large population of Hispanic Catholics in the United States and is a joint project of the Department of Theological Studies and the Center for Religion and Spirituality. As a Catholic university in the largest Catholic archdiocese in the country, LMU is uniquely situated to gather data and marshal resources that will aid in preparing Latino/a Catholics for leadership and service in the Church. As the Hispanic Catholic population continues to grow, LMU seeks to grow in the capacity to truly serve this important community in the Body of Christ. Learn more at

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:00pm

Life Sciences Building, Auditorium 1945 Ignatian Cir, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Event Type

Scholarly Event


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Theological Studies, LMU Extension, Center for Religion and Spirituality


$0 - free and open to the public