June 12, 2018

Mellon SURF explores local Methodist archives

This summer, Jamiless Lopez (Trinity '20) is working with Dr. Angela Tarango (Religion) on a comprehensive ethno-historical study of two majority-Latino Mainline Protestant congregations in San Antonio. Their research focuses on the religiously motivated political engagement of the parishioners and pastors, especially in regards to recent attitudes towards immigration and the issues around President Trump’s so-called border wall.

To conduct their research, Jamiless and Dr. Tarango are currently working in the archives at La Trinidad United Methodist Church. In these photos, Jamiless is looking through church newsletters from the 1940s.