Assistant Professor for Christian Education, Area IV
-B. Th., Seminario Teologico Congregacional do Recife
-Ed.D., Union Theological Seminary
-ThM., Princeton Theological Seminary
-Ph.D., Columbia University
Dr. Reginaldo Braga was New Minister for Multicultural Ministries at West Park Presbyterian Church, New York City, where his ministry involved the transition from a mono-ethnic/mono cultural church to become a multicultural/multiethnic community. Until 1994, Dr. Braga was also a full-time professor at Seminario Teologico Congregacional do Recife, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.
Dr. Braga has an interest on /Education and Multiculturalism, Education and Contemporary Liberation Theologies, Critical Theories and Christian Education, Postmodern Philosophies and Education. He specializes in Freirean Studies.
Publications (the most significant ones – books, articles, etc.): Multiculturalism as an Opportunity for Encounter and Transformation Paper presented at annual meeting of REA – Religious Education Association, Boston, MA.
Reinventing the Church in Pos-Modernity: The Project of a Multicultural Church: Learning of a Brazilian in New York. Paper presented at Simpósio de Teologia & Pastoral, in São Paulo, Brazil
The Church as an Educational Place: Paulo Freire in Religious Education. Paper presented at Simpósio de Teologia & Pastoral, in São Paulo, Brazil.
The Forgetfulness of Being: Beyond Inclusiveness in the Presbyterian Church (USA) Paper presented at Presbyterian Welcome’s annual meeting. New York.
Paulo Freire’s Critical Pedagogy: Critical Thinking as Passion for Possibilities Paper presented at annual meeting of APRRE – Association of Professors and Researchers of Religious Education, Orlando – Florida.