Church Transfigured: Insights from the Borderland (Keynote)

Borders lay bare humanity’s wounds, including wounds that connect the LGBTQ+ and immigrant communities. In their efforts to heal those wounds, the actions of many in our border communities offer glimpses of Jesus’ compassionate God and the pursuit of justice such love inspires. Their actions remind us that God’s compassionate love lies at the heart of Jesus’ transfiguration and the subversive hope in God’s reign that it inspired in him. They also point to the challenges that lie ahead. If so, then how may the task of healing our communities’ wounds inspire and call us to be a Church transfigured by God’s enduring compassionate love at the border and beyond? How may we be true to Jesus’ subversive hope in an ever-changing world?