NJ, November 8, 2011–The Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) at
Princeton Theological Seminary will commemorate its fifteen-year anniversary,
Quinceanera/o, this month. The
celebration, which is open to the public and themed, “Living the Legacy,” will
take place on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at a reception at the American
Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature’s Annual Meetings at
Hilton San Francisco Union Square from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. More than 500
professors and guests are expected. The event will honor the accomplishments of
HTI’s scholars and the commitment of its partners in supporting students and
graduates in making national and international contributions to educational,
governmental, and nonprofit sectors.
Dr. Margarita Benitez, senior associate at
Excelencia in Education, and Dr. Otto Maduro, incoming president of the
Academy of American Religion and director of the Hispanic Summer Program, will
give presentations. Scholars’ published monographs will also be available for
sale. To register for the event, please visit HTI’s Facebook page.
The Hispanic Theological Initiative was
established in 1996 to train individuals to support the growing Latina/o
religious communities across the U.S. With the Latina/o population in the
United States at sixteen percent and growing, the relationship between Latina/o
student success and the future of theological and religious education is
evident. To date, HTI has supported the graduation of forty-three master’s and
seventy-four Ph.D. Latina/o students in theological and religious education.
The Hispanic Theological Initiative’s
scholars and ministers have taken HTI from being a “best
kept secret” in theological and religious education to an agency known
for helping scholars and promoting and ensuring scholarship in the academic,
ecumenical, and theological arenas.
Princeton Theological Seminary (www.ptsem.edu)
was founded in 1812, the first seminary established by the General Assembly of
the Presbyterian Church. It is the largest Presbyterian Seminary in the
country, with more than 500 students in six graduate degree programs.