Dr. Arturo Chavez
May 13, 2019
The Many Faces in Our Pews: Exploring the Multicultural Richness of Our Communities
The face of the American church is changing. In the context of such change, how to be community and church comes with new challenges and opportunities. Dr. Chavez will present what it means to notice, value, and relate to those from different cultural backgrounds and how our faith can be enriched by the presence of many cultures in our pews.
Join us on October 30 th at 7:30 pm in Pellegrene Auditorium as we identify common strategies for faith and ministry within our multicultural church.
More on Dr. Arturo Chavez
Dr. Arturo Chávez is the President and Chief Executive Officer of MACC, the Mexican
American Catholic College in San Antonio, Texas. He has been a member of the MACC
faculty since the year 2000, and was appointed President in 2007. Since then, Dr. Chávez
has led the organization into its current transition from a Cultural Center to a Catholic
College that offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Pastoral Ministry. The unique degree plans are
offered bilingually to meet the growing needs of Latinos for higher education, especially for
service in faith communities.
Nationally recognized for his efforts to combat racism and poverty, Catholic Charities USA
recognized him as “…a national champion of the poor” with the 2010 “Keep the Dream Alive
Award” in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.