Geographies and Theologies of Christian Solidarity

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Socialist and Critical Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 2:00 PM / 3:40 PM (MDT)
Room: Astor Ballroom II, Astor, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Robert Ross, Kali Rubaii
Chairs: Robert Ross


What does it mean to be a Christian in solidarity with people in Palestine, South Africa, another community in the United States, or some other part of the world? What does it mean to be Christian? What does it mean to do Christian solidarity? How do Christian theologies inform, bolster, and problematize justice movements and the solidarities that go along with them? To what degree is a global faith global, and what does it mean when one geographically situated community calls upon another, in the name of a common or global category? In particular, what kinds of vertical solidarity are possible given the profound national, class, racial, gender, and sexual hierarchies that distinguish Christians from one another, in the same household, same community, and same colonized global? This panel will engage the contours of solidarity through both its theological and geographic limits, as well as its political intersections. Speakers will touch on international movements, and the individuals who live them, from South Africa to Palestine to the United States, and beyond.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Robert Ross Point Park University 8
Panelist Kali Rubaii University of California-Santa Cruz 8
Panelist Hatem Bazian Zaytuna College 8

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