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Sylvia Marcos

Tuesday, August 25, 11:30 a.m. | CT
Transformation and Revitalization: Mesoamerican Religious Traditions

Contemporary struggles for social justice in Mesoamerica are based on both reconceptualizations and permanence of cosmological spiritual references. An analysis of some the most salient themes will be presented. References to cosmological basic philosophical groundings, like the complex inference to duality, opened the way to gender justice in otherwise male oriented struggles for justice. The focus on immanence on today feeds a strength for resistance in spite of multiple and permanent attacks favored by powers of every kind. No waiting for an afterlife of reward for suffering. The interconnection of all beings in nature - that includes humans - proposes a view of "nature" and our responsibilities towards the survival of the planet that is much beyond what is generally conceptualized in green ecologies.