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Dr. Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi to Speak at Costas Lectureship October 3

Valley Forge, PA, August 27, 2014: Palmer Theological Seminary and Esperanza College of Eastern University present the 2014 Costas Lectureship on Friday, October 3, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. This annual event will be held at Esperanza College, 4261 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140. 

The guest speaker is Dr. Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi, Professor of Global Christianities and Mission Studies at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He earned an M.Div. from the Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico, and a Th.M. and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. His academic publications and vocational interests focus on the histories and theologies of Christianity in the global south, cross-cultural mission, interfaith encounters/dialogue, and immigrant communities, particularly in and from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa. 

He was a pastor of Disciples of Christ congregations in Puerto Rico and New York and actively participates in local churches as a teacher and preacher. He is the co-author of To All Nations From All Nations: A History of the Christian Missionary Movement (Abingdon, 2013). Dr. Cardoza-Orlandi is also the co-author of Mission: An Essential Guide (Abingdon, 2002), which has been translated into Spanish and Korean, and was named one of the top 100 books to be read in the field of mission studies.

There is no admission charge for this event, which includes a complimentary continental breakfast. Please RSVP by September 25 to

About The Costas Lectureship

The Orlando E. Costas Lectureship was established in 2008 to honor the work of the late missiologist and theologian Dr. Orlando E. Costas. It also serves as a way for Palmer Seminary to build relationships with Latino/a churches. A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Costas died in 1987 at the age of 45. He is remembered for his passionate advocacy for the voiceless and oppressed. He left a major mark on a number of Latino/a scholars, having written 14 books and contributed to 17 books and 40 journals.

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