Video: AIDS, Theology, Liberation

March 17, 2017
Lynne Gerber, Jim Mitulski, and Mark Jordan
Panelists Lynne Gerber, Jim Mitulski, and Mark Jordan

On March 2, Rev. Jim Mitulski, Mark D. Jordan, and Lynne Gerber explored the profound challenges AIDS has made to Christian theologies, both liberal and conservative, and the constructive possibilities of an AIDS Theology of Liberation.

The Rev. Jim Mitulski has been engaging AIDS theologically, liturgically, and pastorally since the first days of the epidemic. He served as pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco from 1986 to 2000 where he was deemed the “compassion of the Castro.” Rev. Mitulski is currently the Interim Senior Pastor of the Congregational Church of Needham.

Mark D. Jordan is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought and a Professor of Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality. Lynne Gerber is a Visiting Scholar in the Women’s Studies in Religion Program.