Logo DGI (2)The Office of Formation and Leadership Development of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, in response to the recommendations submitted by the Ibero-American Planning and Reflection Committee, established the Darlene Garner Institute for Ibero-American Leadership Formation (DGIILF), from now the Garner Institute or the Institute.

The Garner Institute will develop new experiences that are responsive to the multi-faceted challenges that are faced in the formation of leaders for pastoral work and the development of congregations in Ibero-America. The proposed approach to leadership development would apply equally to those in the Americas, Spain, Portugal, and other parts of the world. The geographic dispersion, varied economic situations, and systems of discrimination against LGBT people make it imperative that the denomination develop its own strategy of leadership development. The Office of Formation and Leadership Development needs to take whatever steps are necessary to facilitate the processes that will be studied, reflected upon, give power to and prepare competent leaders; these steps, as much for clergy as for laity, will include strong education and formation that will help MCC to gain a new understanding of itself and of its mission in the Ibero-American world.

In acknowledgement of the diverse needs of pastoral and activist work in the Spanish-Portuguese speaking world, the Garner Institute has these purposes:

  1. Education and formation of lay leaders, people seeking to become ordained pastors and ordained clergy from Spanish-Portuguese speaking communities through a certification program that has the goal of unifying the MCC criteria, mission, and vision in those places where there is a pastoral and activist presence. The certification is theoretical and practical, integrated and participative because we need to place the highest priority on the adequate formation that must include the knowledge and practical experience that would be needed to exercise leadership effectively and at the same time to be grounded in a serious commitment to service.
  2. Academic investigation that has the purpose of convening professional academics from various countries so that they can bring together their knowledge in order to facilitate the intellectual development that is appropriate for the different realities and as well as identify those elements that will be shared in common by the students and leaders.

For more information about the Garner Institute, please contact the Academic Dean at RevMargaritaSanchezDeLeon@MCCchurch.net.

 

Darlene Garner Institute for Ibero-American leadership Formation

Instituto “Darlene Garner” para la Formación del Liderato Iberoamericano

Instituto “Darlene Garner” de Formação da Liderança  Ibero-Americana

 

Courses of the First Cycle of 2017: March 6 to May 22
Cursos del Primer Ciclo de 2017: 6 de marzo al 22 de mayo
Cursos do Ciclo Primeiro de 2017: 6 de março a 22 de maio

 

Description | Descripción | Descrição:

Liturgy as a space of liberation
This course explores the application of queer perspectives in the creation of the Sunday liturgy. From the traditional liturgies, each participant in the course will imagine the expansion of the liturgical space – word, movement, symbol – in such a way that it becomes fertile ground for personal and community liberation, considering the intersections of orientation, gender, race, class, and other identities.

La liturgia como espacio de liberación
Este curso explora la aplicación de perspectivas queer en la creación de la liturgia dominical. A partir de las liturgias tradicionales, cada participante en el curso imaginará la expansión del espacio litúrgico – palabra, movimiento, símbolo – de tal manera que éste se convierta en tierra fértil para la liberación personal y comunitaria, tomando en consideración las intersecciones de orientación, género, raza, clase y otras identidades.

A Liturgia como espaço de libertação
Este curso explora a aplicação de perspetivas queer na criação da liturgia dominical. A partir das liturgias tradicionais, cada participante do curso irá imaginar a expansão do espaço litúrgico – palavra, movimento, símbolo – de tal forma que se torne terreno fértil para a libertação pessoal e comunitária, considerando as interseções de orientação, gênero, raça, classe e outras identidades.


Instructor/Profesor/ Professor: Dr. Edgard Francisco Danielsen Morales
The course will be taught in Spanish | El curso será impartido en español | O curso será ministrado em espanhol
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Introduction to Hebrew Scriptures: A panoramic view to the texts of the Hebrew Scriptures through the lenses of analytical methodologies with liberating prospects look.

Introducción a las Escrituras Hebreas: Una mirada panorámica a los textos de las Escrituras Hebreas a través las lentes de metodologías analíticas con perspectivas liberadoras.

Introdução às Escrituras Hebraicas: Uma visão panorâmica aos textos das Escrituras Hebraicas através das lentes de metodologias analíticas com perspetivas libertadoras.


Instructor/Profesor/ Professor: Rev. Víctor Bracuto
The course will be taught in Spanish | El curso será impartido en español | O curso será ministrado em espanhol

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Book of Revelation: a queer reading
Study of the book of Revelation from the work of Marcella Althaus-Reid.

Revelaciones: una lectura queer
Estudio temático del libro de  Revelaciones desde la obra de Marcella Althaus-Reid.

Revelação: uma leitura queer
Estudo da temática do livro da REVELAÇÃO desde a obra de Marcella Althaus-Reid.

 

Instructor/Profesora/ Professor:a Dra. Ana Claudia Figueroa
The course will be taught in Portuguese | El curso será impartido en portugués | O curso será ministrado em português

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Payments: each course have a cost of $30.00. With credit card you can pay on line. If there any problem with the payment on line, you can send the money to: P.O. Box 50488 Sarasota, Florida 34232 USA

Also you can pay in three installments.

Brazilian students will pay to: ASSOCIAÇÃO DA COMUNIDADE METROPOLITANA DO BRASIL – CNPJ 20.353.466/0001-88 Conta Bancária:Caixa Econômica Federal AG. 0240 op.003 Conta Corrente 1174-6

 

Pagos: cada curso tiene un costo de $ 30.00. Con tarjeta de crédito se puede pagar en línea. Si hay cualquier problema con el pago en línea, puede enviar el dinero para: P.O. Box 50488 Sarasota, Florida 34232 USA

También se puede pagar en tres cuotas.

Estudiantes brasileños pagarán a: ASSOCIAÇÃO DA COMUNIDADE METROPOLITANA DO BRASIL – CNPJ 20.353.466/0001-88 Conta Bancária:Caixa Econômica Federal AG. 0240 op.003 Conta Corrente 1174-6

 

Pagamentos: Cada curso custa R $ 30,00. Com cartão de crédito você pode pagar online. Se houver qualquer problema com o pagamento on-line, você pode enviar o dinheiro para: P.O. Box 50488 Sarasota, Florida 34232 USA

Você também pode pagar em três parcelas.

Estudantes brasileiros vão pagar: ASSOCIAÇÃO DA COMUNIDADE METROPOLITANA DO BRASIL – CNPJ 20.353.466/0001-88 Conta Bancária:Caixa Econômica Federal AG. 0240 op.003 Conta Corrente 1174-6

 

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Queering Theologies: A Virtual Lecture Series honoring Dr. Marcella Althaus-Reid (September – December 2014)

marcella Althaus-ReidThe Darlene Garner Institute for Iberoamerican Leadership Formation and the Theologies Team of the Metropolitan Community Churches have coordinated a series of webinars for 2014 in memory of Argentinian theologian Marcella Althaus-Reid. The webinars will be virtual encounters with theologians with theological proposals from an intertextual and displacement hermeneutics that allow participants to look at authoritative discourses of Christian traditions from gender perspectives and from the bodies as spaces for theological thinking and pastoral practices. Prestigious theologians will present seven webinars of queering God’s talk. Participants will be able to access a live conference or watch it at a later time online. Lectures will be offered in Spanish, Portuguese, and English; papers will be accessible online in the same languages.

To Download a complete Brochure in English, Click Here.

To Download a complete Brochure in Spanish, Click Here.

MCC and the Dialectics of Decency and Indecency
Dr. Nancy Wilson (English)
To View This On-Demand Video, Click Here.
To Download the Spanish Translation of this Presentation, Click Here.

1 Love = OK (Queering Relationships)
Dr. Edgard Francisco Danielesen- Morales (Spanish)
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To Download the English Translation of this Presentation, Click Here.

La Olla de Oro: Método queer para la teología (The Gold Pot: A Queer Method for Theology)
Dr.Genilma Boehler (Spanish)
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To Download the English Translation of this Presentation, Click Here.

 O Queer Deus – Dr.Genilma Boehler (Portuguse)
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To Download the English Translation of this Presentation, Click Here.
To Download the Portuguese Document of this Presentation, Click Here.

Dr. Theodore Jennings (English and Spanish)
“Beyond Marriage: A theology and ethic of promiscuity”
“Más allá de Matrimonio: Una teología y ética de la promiscuidad”
“Além de casamento: A teologia e ética da promiscuidade”
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To View the Spanish Translation of this Presentation, Click Here.

 Dr. Kelby Harrison (English)
“God the Lobster? Transcending the Limits of Theological Reason”
“El Dios Langosta? Trascendiendo los límites de la razón teológica”
“O Deus o langosta? Transcendendo os limites da razão teológica”
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 Dr. Luis N. Rivera Pagán
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Additional Essay
SOMOS QUEER, SUBVERSIVOS O INDECENTES? El Cuerpo de Cristo en el contexto cubano by Elaine Saralegui Caraballo

 

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