PSGM invites you to an educational forum


“Globalization: The Challenge of Religious Fundamentalism”

By Professor Eleazar S. Fernandez, PhD

 

 
Saturday, May 12, 2012
2:00 – 4:00pm
 
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
MacMillan Center Room 209
3000 Fifth Street NW
New Brighton, MN 55112

FREE & OPEN to the Public

(Light Refreshments will be Provided)

For info, call: Meg Layese 651-646-1985;
Jo Fernandez 763-780-9027



In spite of the hoopla and euphoria by the evangelists of globalization of the global village, walls are rising, hearts are constricting, and social imagination shrinking. These expressions are often under girded by fundamentalist religious rhetoric which, when the right mixture of events and ideas happens, can easily slide into the slippery slope of militant religious fundamentalism. Concerned citizens need to respond to the fundamentalist challenge with an open mind and a hospitable social vision along with the passion of a deep moral conviction.

    Dr.  Eleazar Fernandez is a Professor of Constructive Theology at the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, Minnesota.  He is a theologian, a teacher, a writer, a minister, an activist and an amateur urban gardener.  He is also a member of PSGM.  He completed his Th.M. at Princeton Theological Seminary and Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University.  Some of his publications are:  Reimagining the Human (2004), Realizing the America of Our Hearts (co-edited with Fumitaka Matsuoka, 2003) and A Dream Unfinished (co-edited with Fernando Segovia, 2001) and recently, Burning Center, Porous Borders: the Church in a Globalized World (2011).