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Mujerista Theology

Women (mujeres) are claiming their voices and spaces in all areas of 21st-century life, including the arena of theology. Mujerista may not be a familiar term yet, but as demographics change in the United States, theologians and others are starting to take notice of the voices of Latinas, particularly in North America. Mujerista theology is emerging as a major expression of feminist theology from the context of the lived experience of Hispanic women.

While efforts of Hispanic women to liberate themselves take varying forms in the United States, Mujerista theology is one strain of a multistranded struggle for justice and liberation of Latinas. Mujerista theology weaves together elements of feminist (feminista), cultural, and Latin American liberation theologies.

Since Christian belief and practice is intrinsic ...

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