Caring for the Sacred Other: A Conversation on Immigration, Faith, and the Borderlands


Contributed by Hierald Osorto

Join the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Ithaca College and Houghton College for a conversation with Dr. Gregory Cuéllar, co-founder of Arte de Lágrimas: Refugee Artwork Project. Using drawings from children released from detention centers on the U.S./Mexico border, Dr. Cuéllar explores how to reclaim the sacredness of the Other in the borderlands.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
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An interdisciplinary and international biblical scholar, Dr. Gregory Cuéllar is an associate professor of Old Testament at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Prior to his current appointment, he curated rare books and manuscripts and the Colonial Mexican Imprint Collection at the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M University. Dr. Cuéllar is a three-time grant fellow of the Hispanic Theological Initiative and 2012-2013 Junior Scholar Grant recipient of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies. Dr. Cuéllar has served immigrant-majority churches in Dallas and Austin, and regularly advocate for justice for migrants at the U.S./Mexico border.

Dr. Cuéllar has presented papers at conferences in Spain, Mexico, South America, England, and Ireland.  He is author of He is the author of Voices of Marginality (2008) and Empire, the British Museum, and the Making of the Biblical Scholar in the Nineteenth Century: Archival Criticism(2019). Within the parameters of postcolonial theory, migration studies, museum studies, and various types of advocacy criticism, his biblical research seeks to expose the nefarious forms of power in Western hermeneutical and epistemological regimes.

This program is supported by the Courageous Pluralism Grant from the Interfaith Youth Core.

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