Response | Oscar García-Johnson

+ Oscar García-Johnson, associate dean for the Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community at Fuller Seminary, responds to Andrea Smith’s lecture and discusses whether American Christianity can adequately advance a Native theology with the history of genocide and oppression of Indigenous peoples.

The Fuller Missiology Lectures is an annual conference held by the School of Intercultural Studies. Its 2017 theme, “Race, Theology, and Mission,” considered the issue of race through a multicultural lens. Discussions aimed to develop historical, theological, interdisciplinary, and missiological approaches to race that can interrogate conventional thinking about ethnoracialism, colorism, and hierarchicalism (in its various manifestations across gender, economic, and class lines), even while revitalizing Christian witness and practices of racial justice, reconciliation, and peace in the present time.