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2020 Keynote Presentation by Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu

Dr. Cecilia González-Andrieu, Ph.D. presents a frank look at what the debris and fissures of our present moment reveal about what we must do differently as Church in the world and for the world.

An internationally sought-after speaker and scholar, Cecilia González-Andrieu is Professor of Theology and Theological Aesthetics at Loyola Marymount University, where she also works on multiple initiatives to serve the Latinx community, especially undocumented students and workers. As a scholar-activist González-Andrieu speaks and marches with those who thirst for the liberative power of theological thought and is a contributing writer for America Magazine and a member of the board of directors of the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Bringing together her scholarship, teaching, and service she has dedicated herself to educating and empowering young Catholics to embody a “faith that does justice.”  She received her Ph.D. in Art & Religion and Systematic Theology from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, and is also a double alumna of LMU. A respected lecturer on issues of political theology, theological aesthetics, and Latino theology González-Andrieu was just named the GTU’s 2020 Alumna of the Year. She is the author of the acclaimed book Bridge to Wonder: Art as a Gospel of Beauty, co-editor of Teaching Global Theologies: Power and Praxis, and a contributor to many other books and international journals, including Go Into the Streets: The Welcoming Church of Pope Francis and the forthcoming Miradas a todo color: Teologías feministas contextuales ibero-americanas.

Read Dr. González-Andrieu’s feature article for America Magazine which is based on this presentation.