Postmodern womanist theology affirms that salvation is found in the activity of communities. (This) theology does not reference individuals as being saved apart from the communities in which the individuals participate. After all, all individuals are communal by their very nature. Postmodern womanist theology speaks of theological communities, …. communities that adopt and adapt God’s calling and creatively transform the world in which they live. Suchocki even states that evil is so deep and broad that it can only be addressed with the collective power of individuals working together: “Societal evil is the responsibility of the whole society, but the specifically redemptive communities….have a unique role.” Combating evil, fighting injustice, resisting violence, questing for wholeness and health—these things are never about the actions of a single individual. Salvation is about the activity of (whole) communities. These communities creatively transform the world through the acts of teaching and healing.
Sana DelCorazón (she/they) is the queer daughter of Puerto Rican migrants who grew up Pentecostal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is in her final year at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, where they are pursuing a Masters in Divinity. Sana serves on the national board of the United Church of Christ as well as the Colectivo Latinx Ministries and Encuentros Latinx, and co-chairs the UCC student group at United and recently was elected PTO co-president at their child’s elementary school in South Minneapolis. Sana holds a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Smith School for Social Work. She is a trained spiritual director (Still Harbor) and has worked in social services and community mental health. She is interested in the evolution of the church and the intersection of racial justice, queer theology, trauma-informed ministry, reconciliation, and the beloved community. She lives with her spouse Gina, their offspring Toño and fur babies Pickles (cat) and Charlie (dog).