Nurturing and Cultivating Latinxs to Serve in a Changing Academy, Church, World
Hispanic Theological Initiative 2019-2020
Your Hispanic Theological Initiative brochure is published yearly and distributed in July. It is a comprehensive publication that highlights current HTI Scholars, HTI Alumni, HTI consortium member schools, latest publications, the HTI En Conjunto model and so much more. The 2019-2020 brochure is now also available online for your perusal. Enjoy!
FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
HTI is poised to seize the moment. Will you join us?
We’ve proudly spent the last 23 years nurturing and mentoring more than 43 Latinx master’s students and more than 150 Latinx doctoral students. All this energy and momentum has positioned us to gather our wide network of scholars, including 127 graduates and dozens of mentors, partners, and visionaries to launch a new project in the Fall of 2019. To honor and celebrate the energy and excitement the HTI network is building around this new project, we have selected this year’s cover image to introduce Open Plaza, a transnational platform dedicated to fostering education and conversation about innovations in Latinx Religion and Theology through digital media.
With the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, the Open Plaza project (coming Fall 2019) builds upon HTI’s En Conjunto commitments by offering a virtual gathering space to amplify Latinx voices in the global public square through blogs, podcasts, and HTI Video Talks. Conversational, collaborative, and interdisciplinary, the Open Plaza is uniquely designed to be a place for Latinx intellectuals in religion and theology to connect with a broader audience and exchange resources and ideas that contribute to advancing the well-being of Latinx communities and society at large.
Adding to the joy and excitement of launching Open Plaza, HTI was awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. to launch three new programs:
- an Internship program for pre-dissertation HTI Scholars to work in non-profit Hispanic religious and academic institutions
- an Early Career Formation Program to support recent HTI graduates in new positions and those seeking positions
- a Latinas in Theology and Religion Leadership Program to guide the professional development of mid-career Latinas to strengthen their candidacy for senior administrative positions in seminaries and schools of theology
Read the rest of the letter in our brochure.