Volume 10, Number 1 (2002)
Lo Cotidiano, Then and Now
Advancing her project in mujerista theology, Ada María Isasi-Díaz underscores the importance of the struggle for survival that working and poor women face in their everyday life — en lo cotidiano — as a crucial source for Hispanic Latino/a theology. Long neglected as a horizon for academic theology, women's everyday experience holds the key to authentic and lasting liberation. Even where Latina/o theologies target large-scale macro-structural changes, those “must be rooted in lo cotidiano," she writes. "Unless the changes we struggle to bring about impact the organization and function of lo cotidiano, structural change will not happen, and, if it happens, it will not last."
We close with an important new study from Kenneth G. Davis, Andrew Hernandez, and Philip E. Lampe. They assess data from their 1999 survey of Hispanic churchgoers — experiences, needs, and deficits with respect to Hispanic leadership in their churches. Commissioned by the National Catholic Council on Hispanic Ministry (NCCHM), the study concludes that "because Hispanics are an increasingly important part of the Church in the United States (and society), Hispanic Catholic leadership development (especially among women, youth and young adults) requires an immediate and significant investment. Once formed, such leaders are very likely to contribute time, talent, and treasure to the Church."
Hispanic Catholic Leadership: Key to the Future
Kenneth G. Davis, Andrew Hernández, and Philip E. Lampe
La Navidad Hispana at Home and at Church
Miguel Arias, Mark R. Francis, and Arturo J. Rodríguez-Pérez
Oscar Romero: Reflections on His Life and Writings
Marie Dennis, Rennie Golden, and Scott Wright
Editors (vol. 10 no. 1)
- Jean-Pierre Ruiz
- St. John's University, New York
- Associate Editor
- Alejandro García-Rivera
- Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley