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Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy speaking at Kōloa Union Church
January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON IMMIGRATION
On Friday, January 25, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., Koloa Union Church is honored to host Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, who will offer a talk “Theological Perspective on Immigration.” An offering to strengthen the ministry of PSR will be taken, and a dessert reception in Moore Hall will follow the lecture, where people can meet Dr. Vásquez-Levy.
Dr. Vásquez-Levy is a nationally recognized immigration scholar and sought-after speaker. He addressed the General Synod of the United Church of Christ in Baltimore, Maryland, in 2017. His work on immigration has led him to serve as a consultant on various documentaries and contribute a faith perspective to the national conversation on immigration—including speaking at a congressional briefing and participating in two immigration consultations at the White House. Vásquez-Levy is the author of various publications that explore migration stories in sacred texts and in people’s lives.
Vásquez-Levy currently serves as the President of Pacific School of Religion (PSR), an interdenominational progressive Christian seminary located in Berkeley, California with denominational partners that include the United Church of Christ. PSR is dedicated to training theologically and spiritually rooted leaders for social change. PSR has deep ties to Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Basin, including a Doctor of Ministry program focused on developing the theologies of the Pacific islands. President Vásquez-Levy, along with several leaders from communities across Hawaiʻi, including PSR Board Members Kahu Alan Akana and IHS Executive Director Connie Mitchell, are partnering to strengthen ministry in the Aloha State.
We will be inviting the community to attend this lecture, and we will need some volunteers to make this a successful event, including the setup of Moore Hall, hosts to welcome people to the lecture and the reception, people to make or bring desserts, parking attendants. Please let Penny know if you can volunteer in any of these capacities.