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Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Religion in the Age of Trump

Joerg Rieger, Alyssa Aldape, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

Friday, 2:00pm | Living Room

Joerg Rieger

Joerg Rieger is Distinguished Professor of Theology and holds the Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair in Wesleyan Studies at Vanderbilt University. Author and editor of more than 20 books, his most recent books include Unified We Are a Force: How Faith and Labor Can Overcome America’s Inequalities (with Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger, 2016) and Faith on the Road: A Short Theology of Travel and Justice (2015). This session will further develop the argument of his book Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times (2007). His books have been translated into various languages and lectures around the globe.

Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD
Knowing intimately that the borderlands are a place of learning and growth, Robyn draws on their identity and heritage as a Trans queer Latinx in everything that they do. From doubt to divine and everywhere in between, their call as an activist-theologian demands the vision to disrupt hegemony and colonialist structures of multi-layered oppressions. As an anti-oppression, anti-racist, non-binary Trans*gressive Latinx, Robyn takes seriously their call as an activist theologian and ethicist to bridge together theories and practices that result in communities responding to pressing social concerns. Robyn sees this work as a life-orienting vocation, deeply committed to translating theory to practice, and embedded in re-imagining our moral horizon to one which privileges a politics of radical difference.

Alyssa Aldape

Rev. Alyssa Aldape is the Associate Pastor for Young Adult and Youth Ministries for First Baptist Church of Washington, DC. She is a missionary kid who grew up in Pune, India. She is an active faith leader along Jen Butler and William Barber for Faith in Public Life and Repairers of the Breach ministries. She holds a Master of Divinity from McAfee School of Theology.

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