Interest in and awareness of the demand for social justice as an outworking of the Christian faith is growing. But it is not new. For five hundred years, Latina/o culture and identity have been shaped by their challenges to the religious, socio-economic, and political status quo, whether in opposition to Spanish colonialism, Latin American dictatorships, US imperialism in Central America, the oppression of farmworkers, or the current exploitation of undocumented immigrants. Christianity has played a significant role in that movement at every stage. Robert Chao Romero, the son of a Mexican father and a Chinese immigrant mother, explores the history and theology of what he terms the “Brown Church.” Romero considers how this movement has responded to these and other injustices throughout its history by appealing to the belief that God’s vision for redemption includes not only heavenly promises but also the transformation of every aspect of our lives and the world. Walking through this history of activism and faith, readers will discover that Latina/o Christians have a heart after God’s own.
I am Kevin Robinson. I have been a pioneer in diversity, having lived it, being raised in Perry Township, Ohio as a young child of the first African American Family in the area and school. With all of the negative realities of pre-nineteen-seventies suburbia serving as a focal point in his life, I chose unity over division. Many years in the making through a long career as a professional Fire Fighter, (1985-2018), achievements a bachelor degree, senior co-pastor (1993-2001), staff pastor (2004-2006), evangelist, consultant, and mentor/mediator to many in the area of multicultural ministry. Along with my wife, Beverly, I have established a track record of building up multi-ethnic congregations and the corporate world. Kevin and Beverly are also Authors of The book entitled Coat of Many Colors. View all posts by Kevin Robinson