Lenten Bible "Detox": Study of Galatians 4 led by Luis Menéndez-Antuña and Woullard Lett

Lenten Bible "Detox"

March 15, 2022, 7:30 PM Eastern Time

Each Lent, CLBSJ focuses our attention on the misuse of the Bible to promote and justify violence and oppression. All are welcome on this journey of healing and reclaiming.

In this session, Dr. Luis Menéndez-Antuña explore Galatians chapter 4, with a focus on the allegory of Hagar and Sarah, and unpack its use in the justification and perpetuation of slavery and racism. Mr. Woullard Lett provides perspective based on his leadership in the reparations movement.

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Dr. Luis Menéndez–Antuña is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Boston University School of Theology. He is interested in liberation theologies, cultural studies, and critical theory. His current research explores the queer and postcolonial afterlives of the biblical texts, and he has published his research on journals such as Estudios Eclesiásticos, Ilu. Revista de Ciencias de las Religiones, Biblical Interpretation, Journal of Religious Ethics, Early Christianity, Critical Research on Religion, Journal of Biblical Literature, and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. His first monograph on Revelation, Thinking Sex with the Great Whore: Deviant Sexualities and Empire in the Book of Revelation (Routledge) offers an emancipatory reading of Revelation 17-18 using postcolonial and queer historiographies to explore emancipatory paths for identity formation in Biblical texts. Menéndez-Antuña also brings twelve years of activism and ministry experience. He has worked in community organizing, HIV advocacy, homeless shelters, prison, and with kids on the street. His political and theological commitments spring from his involvement in Catholic Christian Base Communities rooted in Latin-American Liberation Theology. See more biographical details at bu.edu.

Woullard Lett is the New England Regional Lead in Congregational Life for the Unitarian Universalist Association and a member of the Leadership Team for the Grassroots Reparations Campaign. He is a long-time member and lay leader at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Manchester, NH and board member of Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community. Woullard’s volunteer leadership in national and local community organizations includes roles in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People-Manchester, NH (NAACP), Haymarket Peoples Foundation, National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA), New Hampshire Health and Equity Partnership and the Ujima Collective. Read more at uua.org.