Miguel A. De La Torre

Professor of Social Ethics and Latino/a Studies

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  • Judgement Day? or Not?
    p(. CBSNews – Miguel De La Torre fielded questions from media across the country as predictions of Judgement Day neared.
  • Dead chicken believed to be part of Santeria ritual
  • The Denver Post Denver Catholics Celebrate the Naming of the New Pope, by Electa Draper. Miguel De La Torre quoted.
  • Catholic News Service Whoever church chooses as pope, his voice matters, say non-Catholics, By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service. Miguel De La Torre quoted.
  • Al Jazeera Pope Francis: A symbol of change?Joining Inside Story Americas, with presenter Shihab Rattansi, are guests: Ivan Petrella, an Argentine social theorist; Miguel de la Torre, a religion professor at the Iliff School of Theology; and Sister Mary Ellen Lacy one of the “Nuns on the Bus” who traveled across the US during the presidential election campaign to promote social justice and protest against cuts in programmes for the poor.

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  • ABC News -
    NC Protests Split on Bible’s Message to Help Poor, De La Torre Interviewed

    Miguel De La Torre, professor of social ethics is interview for an article by Chris Kardish, Associated Press.

    Over the last two months, hundreds of protesters have walked out of North Carolina’s capitol in handcuffs to show their opposition to policies by the GOP-controlled Legislature.

    While a broader coalition of supporters is building around the “Moral Mondays” started by the state chapter of the NAACP, the inspiration behind the protests is a throwback to the biblical message of civil rights leaders fighting segregation in the Jim Crow era.

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  • Al Jazeera -
    Pope Francis: A symbol of change? Miguel De La Torre Interview, Al Jazeera

    Inside Story Americans interview. We examine the political, cultural and religious impact of the Latin American pope’s ordination on the region.

    Joining Inside Story Americas, with presenter Shihab Rattansi, are guests: Ivan Petrella, an Argentine social theorist; Miguel de la Torre, a religion professor at the Iliff School of Theology; and Sister Mary Ellen Lacy one of the “Nuns on the Bus” who tr

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  • Real Clear Religion -
    Barack Obama Is Not the Devil, Really

    Emily Manual, Religion Dispatches, spoke recently with Miguel De La Torre about his book, The Quest For the Historical Satan, he co-authored with Albert Hernandez, and about the disastrous legacy the idea of Satan has bequeathed to Christianity, the dark side of God, and about the persistence of that Obama-as-Antichrist campaign.

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  • Viva Colorado -
    Latino theologian proposes new dialogue about secual orientation and identity

    Dr. Miguel de la Torre, professor of social ethics and Latino/a studies at Iliff School of Theology, is the co-author of A La Familia: A Conversation About Our Families, the Bible, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, a 126-page book addressing the challenges Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people often face in Latino/a families and churches.

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  • UMNS United Methodist News Service Report -
    Lewd tweets offer lessons on sexual ethics

    An elected leader’s adultery for that reason should be a matter of national concern, said the Rev. Miguel A. De La Torre, a professor of social ethics at United Methodist-related Iliff School of Theology. De La Torre and others who study these issues used the term “adultery” when discussing Weiner’s (Rep. Anthony D. Weiner, D-N.Y.) behavior. They said adultery is not defined strictly as a physical act.

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  • The Orlando Sentinel -
    The world will end today - or it won’t

    De La Torre is quoted in an article by Jeff Kunerth. “We can laugh at it or dismiss it or believe it, but there is a danger to this,” said Miguel De La Torre, professor of social ethics at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. “How many people have disposed of all their possessions, quit their jobs they can’t afford to quit or sent in their money to spend on more billboards to spread the message? It should not be taken lightly.”

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  • General Board of Church & Society of the United Methodist Church -
    On Judgment Day being May 21

    Prof. Miguel De La Torre was quoted in response to the national proclamation that May 21, 2011 was Judgment Day.

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  • Institute of Religion & Democracy -
    UM Stance on War a “Hodgepodge of Disciplines”

    The United Methodist Church, unlike the “peace church” traditions that adhere to a strict pacifist ideology, has for most of its history allowed room for consciences of individuals…

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  • UM Portal -
    Do No Harm: UMs tackle sexual ethics questions

    by Mary Jacobs
    HOUSTON – “Sex is great,” proclaimed Miguel De La Torre. Raising his arms like a conductor, he led the people in the pews as they enthusiastically repeated, in unison: “Sex is great! …

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  • Statesman.com -
    Package with cow tongue puts kink in morning trains

    Miguel De La Torre, author of the book “Santería: The Beliefs and Rituals of a Growing Religion in America,” cautioned that whoever put together the package might not be a practitioner of Santería.

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  • Chicago Breaking News-Tribune -
    Cardinal George arrives in Cuba

    By Manya Brachear. De La Torre said Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George’s 24-hour pastoral visit could carry long-term significance.

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  • Peter Lavelle's CrossTalk -
    Cross-Talk on Cuba: Cuba Libre

    English-language international television interview based in Moscow, Russia. On this edition of Peter Lavelle’s CrossTalk, guests, including Miguel De La Torre, are asked, since Obama says US policy toward Cuba has “failed”, what’s to be done to correct this failure.

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