Theology on Tap with Dr. Arturo Chávez
When: 6/27/2019, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Blue Star Brewing Company - 1414 S Alamo St. #105, San Antonio, TX 78210
Gather to hear a dynamic presentation and Q&A on relevant Catholic topics and issues in an informal setting.
Theology on Tap: June 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019
7:00 PM at Blue Star Brewing Company
(1414 S Alamo St. #105, San Antonio, TX 78210 -- Directions)
Presenter: Dr. Arturo Chávez
About the Presenter: Dr. Arturo Chávez is the President of MACC, the Mexican American Catholic College in San Antonio, Texas. Since 2007, Dr. Chávez has led the organization into its current transition from a Cultural Center to a Catholic College that offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Pastoral Ministry. The unique degree plans are offered bilingually to meet the growing needs of Latinos for higher education, especially for service in faith communities.
Prior to MACC, he worked in a variety of ministries – as a teacher, youth minister, a chaplain to the incarcerated, and a community organizer. He founded a nonprofit youth organization called JOVEN and was instrumental in establishing other faith-based partnerships to address the urgent needs of families who are poor and disenfranchised.
Nationally recognized for his efforts to combat racism and poverty, President Obama appointed him to the White House Council on Faith-based partnerships. In 2010, Catholic Charities USA recognized him as “…a national champion of the poor” with the “Keep the Dream Alive Award” in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The National Association on Lay Ministry recently bestowed the San Juan Diego Award to recognize his years of service to the Church.
Dr. Chávez holds a Ph.D. in Religious and Theological Studies, from the University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology, with a focus on the relationship between religion and social change.