A Rabbi and a Priest: Let's Talk
An introduction to theologies of liberation from a Catholic and a Jewish perspective.
This is a four-week mini-series co-facilitated by Rabbi Lucia Pizarro and Reverend Lester de Souza to talk about where theologies of liberation come from and about the possibility of a Jewish theology of liberation.
Session 1: Origins of Theologies of Liberation.
- What is Liberation Theology? Where does it come from?
- Gustavo Gutierrez.
Session 2: Exodus.
- Exodus as the basis for liberation: A Catholic and a Jewish perspective.
Session 3: A Jewish Theology of Liberation.
- Marc Ellis.
Session 4: Conclusion.
- Toward a Jewish Theology of Liberation.
- Wrap up and next steps.
Sundays at 1:00 pm Eastern Time: January 23 and 30, February 6 and 13
(To find out the time in your time zone go here: https://24timezones.com/difference/)
Cost: 197 USD
Please pay here to register for this online four-week mini-series:
Friday the 21st of January is the last day to register for this online mini-series.
Send us an email to info[at]jelithin.ca if you have any questions (with “A Rabbi and a Priest” in the subject line).
About the facilitators:
Lester started life in India where he developed twin interests in Science and Spirituality. He migrated to Canada in 1974 where he encountered a dramatically different context and found himself facing challenges of a visible minority before there were any supports for him. He took on a greater challenge in Toronto, Canada when he got deeper into spirituality and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1980. As a priest he represented the Catholic Archdiocese on Race and Gender Equity initiatives at school boards and was developing anti-racism resources for clergy. He has been practicing as a lawyer in Ontario since 1998 which he uses for the greatest good of all.
Lucía started life in Mexico where she became qualified to practice law. She lived in England for almost nine years where she completed an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Philosophy. She followed her academic passion for Jewish philosophy with four years working for social justice in Israel/Palestine. She is the first Mexican woman ordained as a rabbi in the Conservative movement and the Founding Spiritual Director at the Jewish Liberation Theology Institute. Her dream is to build a strong community of like-minded people that will give us a sense of belonging and the opportunity to engage with Judaism from a radical perspective, without checking our politics and values at the door.