July 9-11, 2020
“Evangelical Identity and Public Impact in Latin America”
The seventh INCHE Latin American Consultation will be held in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia from July 9 to 11, 2020. This consultation will take place in the context of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Latin American Theological Fellowship (LATF). The general theme will be "Evangelical Identity and Public Impact in Latin America." Under this theme, we seek to answer questions about evangelical identity in the current context of the end of this second decade of the 21st century. The Evangelical Protestant sector finds itself in a context of great plurality, polarization and tensions of various kinds, making it difficult to think about homogeneous perspectives on action. This is very different from the moment of the birth of the LATF and immediate lustrums. We also seek to evaluate the public contribution that evangelical Protestantism has had and is having, after these five-decades in which the LATF has been contributing to the theological renewal of the continent.
INCHE began its activities in the region in 1989 as a fraternal movement within the current of theological-missiological renewal, adding contributions from the specific field of Christian higher education and focusing on interdisciplinarity. Thus, the consultation next year seeks to join INCHE efforts with this great celebration. We will be joined by other organizations, some of which have come into being during these five decades, encouraged by pastoral and missiological contributions to the renewal of theological thought by LATF. Such is the case for the Community of Interdisciplinary Theological Studies (CETI), with whom INCHE has also joined efforts in its two past consultations (2014 and 2017). In a future newsletter INCHE will report in more detail regarding the specifics of the planned program.