Sunday 10 March 6pm GMT
Indigenous sacralities underneath state ideologies:
reading the bible, reading modernity
Prof Jim Perkinson is a long-time activist and educator in inner city Detroit. He is Professor of Social Ethics at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary and lecturer in Intercultural Communication Studies at the University of Oakland (Michigan). He is the author of five books on theology/spirituality and two poetry chap books. He has also written extensively on questions of race, class and colonialism in connection with religion and urban cultures.
Dr Lily Mendoza is Professor of Culture and Communication at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, USA and Director of the Center for Babaylan Studies, a non-profit organisation committed to decolonisation and indigenisation among diasporic Filipinos on Turtle Island. She hails originally from the Philippines in the traditional homeland of the Ayta and other indigenous peoples. Her latest (co-edited) book publication is ‘Decolonizing Ecotheology: Indigenous and Subaltern Challenges’.