Dr. Vilma “Nina” Balmaceda, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Scholarship and Global Engagement, participated in the seminar for faculty and justice activists, “Justice: Theory Meets Practice in Honduras,” organized by the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity and the Association for a More Just Society in Tegucigalpa, Honduras from June 19 to 29, 2012. Dr. Balmaceda presented a paper on “Theology, Ideology and Violence in South America: The Roles of Christian Groups during Periods of Political Violence.”
For more information: http://www.calvin.edu/nagel/honduras/
Dr. Balmaceda also participated at “CLADE V,” the Fifth Latin American Congress on Evangelization. Taking place every ten years, the CLADE is the biggest event organized by the Latin American Theological Fellowship (FTL) and convened about 800 participants from 25 countries who met in San Jose de Costa Rica on July 9-13, 2012. As part of her responsibilities in CLADE V, Dr. Balmaceda led the “Consultation on Social and Political Reconciliation” on July 17-19.
For more information: http://www.ftl-al.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=426:countdown-nd7-clade-v-march-2012-&catid=25:clade-ingles&Itemid=112