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Brown Church by Robert Chao Romero
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Brown Church

Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity

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Narrator Andre Bellido
Length 7 hours 6 minutes
Language English
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Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Finalist

Interest in and awareness of the demand for social justice as an outworking of the Christian faith is growing. But it is not new.

For five hundred years, Latina/o culture and identity have been shaped by their challenges to the religious, socio-economic, and political status quo, whether in opposition to Spanish colonialism, Latin American dictatorships, US imperialism in Central America, the oppression of farmworkers, or the current exploitation of undocumented immigrants. Christianity has played a significant role in that movement at every stage.

Robert Chao Romero, the son of a Mexican father and a Chinese immigrant mother, explores the history and theology of what he terms the "Brown Church." Romero considers how this movement has responded to these and other injustices throughout its history by appealing to the belief that God's vision for redemption includes not only heavenly promises but also the transformation of every aspect of our lives and the world. Walking through this history of activism and faith, listeners will discover that Latina/o Christians have a heart after God's own.

Robert Chao Romero is associate professor in the Departments of Chicana/o Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is the author of the award-winning The Chinese in Mexico, 1882-1940, Jesus for Revolutionaries: An Introduction to Race, Social Justice, and Christianity, and Mixed Race Student Politics.

Andre Bellido is a New York City-based audiobook narrator, actor, and musician, born in South Florida to Latin American immigrants. He attended Berklee College of Music as a music production and engineering major and moved to NYC shortly after graduating. He started out by engineering and directing audiobooks and podcasts at various recording studios in the city, while simultaneously studying acting at T. Schreiber. Andre performs in both English and Spanish, and is represented by Prestige Management for commercial acting.

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