Exploring the Northern Latino Border in Chicago
|Field of Study||Ministry|
The human migration across the international boundary between Mexico and the United States is centuries old. Chicago is home to many of them. The course will examine and struggle with questions related to ministry in the local Mexican-American community. The primary focus is the dynamics of Mexican immigration, taking the Pilsen community as a border within multiple borders; an area where many of the patterns of national/international economics, politics, human rights, environmental and health issues can be viewed; where the diverse denominational presence offers differing perspectives and viewpoints when responding to the church’s mission. The course will prioritize giving a strong time to experience and study a particular community immersed in multiple borders.