About Us

May we be a community that denounces all forms of hatred and racism and seeks to "act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God." (Micah 6:8)

This faith community is not an organization you join; it’s a people to which you belong. And in this gathering, it’s OK to not be OK, as none of us are perfect. Our desire is to be followers of Jesus, joining together across generations and cultures to seek the flourishing of our cities. We are a fit for people who sincerely want to follow Jesus, love people, and pursue justice.

We know that looking for a new faith community can be overwhelming, so we'd like to help you by telling you more about what you can expect when you consider joining us. Please see the information below, and feel free to contact us if you have other questions.

  1. We used to be a traditional church with a building. We are no longer that. Even before COVID19, we were  meeting digitally. However, with the worst dangers of COVID behind us (we hope), we have re-started face-to-face gatherings in the various communities where we have parish pastors located. However, they vary depending on community. Watch for details on our events page.
  2. We are a mix of different faith traditions and simply want to learn, grow and have fun together. 
  3. Virtual membership from anywhere is allowed and encouraged. We understand that many may be part of other communities, we don't get hung up on that. However, we would love to know who sees themselves as part of our crew. Please fill out our membership form here.  
  4. Learning opportunities i.e. Bible studies, spiritual formation classes are via Zoom and we post a variety of streamed talks on Sundays. We welcome commentary online. If you sign up for our Zooms, you will get access link. We do not Facebook live our services anymore because of privacy concerns. 
Mujerista Theology
The lens we use

Mujerista theology is a theology devoted to the liberation of Latina women. Originally coined by Ada María Isasi-Díaz who was a Cuban-American theologian, a mujerista is someone who makes a preferential option for Latina women. Our Founder is a mujerista and seeks to led the Passion Center from that lens. To use the term Dr. Isasi-Díaz did in her book, Mujerista Theology, our team agrees that “La vida es la lucha” and as such, in addition to the Word of God,  it is our lived experiences that inform our practice at the Passion Center.

Isasi-Díaz’s thought owes much to important feminist theologians such as Margaret Farley, María Pilar Aquino, Angela Bauer, Elizabeth Bounds, Pam Brubaker, Teresa Chávez Sauceda, Shawn Copeland, Ivone Gebara, Chung Hyun Kyung, Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Emile Townes, and Delores Williams, among many others. Isasi-Díaz worked as professor of Theology in Drew University in Madison, NJ, from 1991 until 2009. She died of cancer on May 13th, 2012.

It is clear that mujerista theology is a theology of liberation in the tradition of Gustavo Gutierrez’s Peruvian liberation theology. But whereas Gutierrez wrote from a male perspective and focused primarily on socio-economic realities in Latin America, mujerista theology focuses on women and centers Latina women in theological discourse, aiming to push back against the male-centric nature of both traditional and liberation theology.

For those who want to learn more about Mujerista Theology, we recommend the following:

  • “My Name is Mujerista,” Ada Maria Isasi-Díaz
  • Reading the Bible as a Mujerista Evangelíca
  • Mujerista Theology: A Theology for the 21st Century, Ada Maria Isasi-Díaz (Orbis Books, 1996)
  • En la Lucha/In the Struggle: Elaborating a Mujerista Theology, Ada Maria Isasi-Díaz (Fortress Press, 2003)
  • A Reader in Latina Feminist Theology, eds. María Pilar Aquino, Daisy Machado, and Jeanette Rodríguez (University of Texas Press, 2002)
  • “Rethinking Latina Feminist Theologian,” Michelle A. González, in Rethinking Latino(a) Religion and Identity (The Pilgrim Press, 2006)