For All That Is Good and Holy: Reclaiming Religion for the Black and Latinx Victims of the #PulseOrlando Massacre

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For All That Is Good and Holy: Reclaiming Religion for the Black and Latinx Victims of the #PulseOrlando Massacre

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Elizabeth Pérez, assistant professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa-Barbara, notes that "Information is just beginning to emerge about their trajectories as parishioners, converts, and clergy members. Photographs and thumbnail biographies give narrow glimpses into their religious worlds, including Lucumí. As some of the injured are suddenly outed as both gay and undocumented, they may be praying in anguish to the Virgin of Guadalupe, la Santa Muerte, or Allah. Their beliefs and practices—still understudied within my field—deserve to be at the center of attention. What happened in Orlando was an act of desecration no less than terror, and for the bereaved, no counting of blessings will ever add up."

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The Marginalia Review of Books

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MRB

Date

24 June 2016

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Images by Alisdare Hickson via Flickr

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ISSN 2325-8357. The Marginalia Review of Books. Protected by Creative Commons. Creative Commons License. The published work in MRB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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Elizabeth Perez, “For All That Is Good and Holy: Reclaiming Religion for the Black and Latinx Victims of the #PulseOrlando Massacre,” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed November 25, 2020, https://sacred.omeka.net/items/show/112.