Decoloniality and Liberating Hope at the Border

The Case of El Faro Border Church in Friendship Park, California, USA

  • Susanne Johnson


This paper is a practical theological inquiry into the liturgical practice and popular visual art used in the trans-border ecclesial community known as the El Faro Border Church situated on the U.S.–Mexico border in California, whereby participants imagine and perform a decolonial counter-narrative, and resist false claims of the ‘imagined community’ known as the territorial nation-state, especially as imposed by life-diminishing border policies.