Speaker Series 2013: Latinos and Catholicism in Massachusetts

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Hosffman Ospino
Event Date: February 28, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Healey Library, 11th Floor, Room 11B
Event Cost: FREE

The Mauricio Gastón Institute For Latino Community Development And Public Policy, co-sponsored by Co-sponsored by the Latino Studies Program at UMass Boston and the Department of Anthropology presents:

"How Are Latinos Reshaping Catholicism in Massachusetts and Beyond... and Why Social Institutions Should Pay Attention."

A lecture exploring major transformations in the American Catholic experience nationwide and more particularly in Massachusetts in light of the fast-growing Latino presence. In this presentation Dr. Ospino argues how the embrace (or neglect) of Latinos in the Catholic church, the largest religious institution in the country, provides key insights for other social institutions to assess how they effectively incorporate Latinos.

Dr. Hosffman Ospino teaches Theology and Education at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. He is the editor of Hispanic Ministry in the 21st Century: Present and Future and author of several essays on U.S. Hispanic Catholicism. He is the principal investigator for the National Study of Catholic Parishes with Hispanic Ministry and a co-investigator in CRUZA, an NIH sponsored collaboration with the Gastón Institute to develop partnerships with faith-based communities to prevent cancer among Latinos in Massachusetts.


For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.