The ACHTUS Board joins the BCTS in solidarity, and fully supports their statement denouncing racism in the United States of America. In doing so we also uphold the dignity of our communities in the U.S.A. and in Latin America, and all who suffer the impact of this grave sin.
15 January 2018
The Black Catholic Theological Symposium‘s full “statement regarding Mr. Trump’s racist comments about Haiti and African countries” may be read here.
In his Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis asserts that the “Church, in her commitment to evangelization, appreciates and encourages the charism of theologians and their scholarly efforts to advance dialogue with the world of cultures and sciences (133)”. Speaking mainly from the margins of society and the Church, and from our particular and diverse social locations, the Black Catholic Theological Symposium (BCTS) and Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians in the U.S. (ACHTUS) have collaborated to proclaim the good news, the joy of the Gospel, to a nation sorely in need.