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2019 Conference

Unearthing the Bonds that Hold Us Together: Pedagogy of Liberation and Theology of Liberation in Dialogue

March 14-15, 2019 

The word of God is inviting me to re-create the world, not for my brothers’ domination, but for their liberation. . . . Listening to the word of God does not mean acting like empty vessels waiting to be filled with that word. . . . That is why I insist that a utopian and prophetic theology leads naturally to a cultural action for liberation and hence to conscientization. (Freire 1972)

In the light of the current global context of fundamentalisms and the rise of totalitarian regimes, the Cátedra Paulo Freire 2019 Conference will bring into dialogue the Pedagogy of Liberation and the Theology of Liberation to uncover the bonds that can still hold us together in hope and responsibility. Both are counter-narratives that emerged within the dramatic and plural universe of the poor and marginalized, fostering a critical, liberating, and relentless view of the world to address the urgencies of our times. Join us in conversation with leading scholars in their fields!

Who is Paulo Freire?

Paulo Freire

Paulo Reglus Neves Freire was born in Recife- Brazil, on September 19, 1921. He died on May 2, 1997 in São Paulo leaving an academic legacy as a public and social intellectual who cared deeply “for the oppressed” and “the wretched of the earth.”

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What is a Cathedra (Cátedra)?

The Latin word cathedra (which originates from the Greek word for “seat”) refers to a particular discipline that an outstanding professor teaches within an educational institution.

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