Drick Boyd

Author, Popular Educator, Activist and Scholar

Passages (Books That Shaped My Life #9)

In the mid-1970s when I was living in Boston, an exciting new bookstore opened in the downtown area. Up until that point bookstores tended to be small and focused on certain genres. In order to get...

Completely Pro-Life (Books That Shaped My Life #8)

My Struggle with the so-called “Pro-Life Movement” One of the more contentious issues in the Christian Church and in society at large is abortion. It also an issue I have grappled with as well, both...

The People’s Congress

Reaching my Limit Several months ago I made a decision to limit the amount of space I take up in this blog with the rants and ravings of #45. However, the barrage of despicable statements and...

Out of the Woods and into Wha-a-a-a-t????

What I Heard When I Came Out of the Woods Last Sunday (July 14) I literally came out of the woods (four days of backpacking in northern PA preceded by 2 ½ weeks on vacation, most of it out of the...


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Paulo Freire: His Faith Spirituality and Theology

Co-author James Kirylo and I explore the Christian faith of Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire, best known for his critique of traditional “banking” education methods, and his development of critical pedagogy.  He is also considered one of the founders of popular education, linking learning with concrete action for social and political change.  However, little has been written about his personal faith.  We explore the spiritual and theological implications behind his thinking, political action, and fundamental concepts such as conscientization, humanization, conversion to the people, utopia and the primacy of love.  We also highlight Freire’s long time interaction with liberation theology and his difficult relationship with the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America.  The book also contains a moving foreword by Freire’s wife, Ana Maria “Nita” Freire. For seasoned readers of Freire, this book presents a unique perspective on his life and work.  For those unfamiliar with Freire, it is a good introduction to one of the seminal educational thinkers of our era. 

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