One of the first stories readers encounter in Genesis describes two migrants, Adam and Eve, leaving their first home and struggling to create a life in a new land. From Genesis through Revelation, the Jewish and Christian Bibles depict migration and responses to migration, and given the prominent role of the Bible in public life, politicians, thinkers, and migrants themselves have turned to those texts to think about just and appropriate immigration policies.
Jacqueline M. Hidalgo, this year’s Pierre Lecture speaker, will question some of these more contemporary political interpretations of the Bible and discuss the Bible as a text of migration. Dr. Hidalgo is department chair and associate professor of Latino/a Studies and Religion at Williams College.
The 2020 Pierre Lecture will be held on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the SEC Ballroom. For more information, please contact Dr. Glenn Ambrose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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