News and Updates: August 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

GSRRE Alumnus Rudy Vargas to receive award

Rudy Vargas, a GSRRE graduate and GSRRE Advisory Board member, was recently awarded the William Sadlier Dinger Award for Ministry in the Hispanic Community.  The awards committee cited Mr. Vargas 25 plus years of work in Latino ministry, including:

*Work on the National Encuentros De Pastoral Hispana
*Founding membership and presidency of NCADDHM
*Participation in the National Catholic Network De Pastoral Juvenil Hispana
*Board membership at CARA
*And much more work in service to the Church and the Latino Community

We would certainly add that Mr. Vargas service to the Fordham GSRRE community on boards, committees, etc. has always been very much appreciated.  Congratulations!

Monday, August 12, 2013

GSRRE graduate Michael Robinson publishes in Religious Education


Michael G. Robinson, a Baptist Minister and graduate of the GSRRE PhD program in Religious Education, has published an article titled "Transformative Baptist Religious Education, Civic Participation, and Solidarity with the Poor." The article appears in the May-June 2013 issue of the journal Religious Education. The article explores how a progressive and prophetic model of Baptist religious education can provide a foundation for teaching about the social crisis of poverty in the United States and how persons and communities of faith can address this crisis.  Here is a link for further information.