Cesar Baldelomar

César J. Baldelomar a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School, where he focuses on liberation theologies and ethics from the margins. You can visit César at his website www.cesarb.com

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Xenophobic Border Watch Groups are Domestic Terrorists

by Cesar Baldelomar 02-16-2011

On May 30, 2009, a terrorist attack in Arizona ended the lives of two U.S. citizens -- a Latino man and his 9-year-old daughter.

Why We Must Challenge Society's Notions of Beauty

by Cesar Baldelomar 08-17-2010
The earliest representations of Jesus show him eating and healing. In both instances, those who shared the scenes with Jesus included misfits, outcasts, the infirm, and the impoverished.

Tupac Shakur: Liberation Theologian for Our Times

by Cesar Baldelomar 07-12-2010
Many music critics have said that a truly special artist comes around only once every generation.

Obama Sends 1,200 Troops to the Border to Guard Against Republican Criticism

by Cesar Baldelomar 05-28-2010
This past Tuesday, President Obama announced that he intends to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Pedagogy of the Oppressor: Arizona's Ethnic Studies Ban

by Cesar Baldelomar 05-17-2010
Arizona's lawmakers just keep finding ways to transform their xenophobia into law. First, they questioned whether Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a legitimate holiday.

Glimmers of Hope in a National Nightmare

by Cesar Baldelomar 05-07-2010
Someone please pinch me. This must be a nightmare. After all, is it possible that, in this land of freedom, one of its states -- which back in 1993 refused to recognize Martin Luther King Jr.

The Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal and the Paradoxical Legacy of Pope John Paul II

by Cesar Baldelomar 04-08-2010

The Catholic church is reeling from the several sexual abuse allegations that have come to light over the past three months. Downplaying the severity of this scandal will only further damage the already beleaguered church's image and credibility. Many in the media blame Pope Benedict XVI for the mismanagement of the sexual abuse crisis.

Jesus and the Klan

by Cesar Baldelomar 04-06-2010

I recently viewed an episode of Gangland on The History Channel. This particular show, which documents the rise of the younger members of the Imperial Klan of America (or KKK), really roused my anger. I thought, "How could people be so ignorant and foolish?" Can't they just accept that the United States has always been an ethnically, religiously, and ideologically diverse country?

Vatican II 101: Social Justice is Part of Catholic Identity

by Cesar Baldelomar 03-22-2010

Sadness and Hope in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement

by Cesar Baldelomar 02-22-2010
Debates about immigration policies and reform continue to rage. Consequently, op-ed pieces, books, and reports on this contentious topic appear daily.