The Center for Racial Reconciliation (CRR) at Nyack College continues its “Beyond Diversity” series with a spotlight on Karen González who says of herself, “I am a Christian, but I have not ceased to be Latina, Guatemalan, an immigrant, and a woman.”
The dynamic speaker, writer, and immigration advocate, who came to the United States from Guatemala as a child, is also a former public school teacher. She attended Fuller Theological Seminary to study theology and missiology.
For more than a decade, she has been a non-profit professional. Today she works for World Relief, a global Christian humanitarian non-governmental organization, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland where she resides.
Karen’s personal immigration story is captured in her book, The God Who Sees: Immigrants, The Bible, and the Journey to Belong. She also includes stories of men and women documented in the Bible who fled their homelands like Abraham, Hagar, Joseph, Ruth…and Jesus.
Her writing can be found on the communal blogs: The Mudroom and The Salt Collective. At churches and conferences, she has addressed topic such as spiritual formation, Latinx identity, race and culture, women in the church, the Enneagram, and immigration. Her articles have appeared in Sojourners, Christianity Today, The Christian Century, Christ and Pop Culture and other publication.
You’ll be enriched by her dialogue with CRR Director Dr. Nathaniel Perez. Enjoy this spotlight on Facebook. You can also find Karen González on Twitter and Instagram @_karenjgonzalez.