Reading list

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Recommended titles if you want to learn more on these topics:

Liberation Studies

  • Gloria Anzaldua - The Bridge Called My Back & Borderlands
  • Ignacio Martin Baro - Writings for a Liberation Psychology
  • Frantz Fanon -  A Dying Colonialism & The Wretched of the Earth
  • Michael Focualt - The Birth of the Clinic: An Archeology of Medical Perception & Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity
  • Ivone Gebara - Longing for Running Water
  • bell hooks - Killing Rage, Bone Black, All About Love: New Visions & Feminism From Margin to Center
  • Kwok Pui Lan - Post Colonial Imagination & Feminist Theology
  • Nur Masalha & Lisa Isherwood - Theologies of Liberation Palestine-Israel
  • John McKnight - The Careless Society
  • Albert Memmi - The Colonizer and the Colonized
  • Aurora Levins Morales - Kindlings: Writings on the Body & Medicine Stories
  • Mary Watkins & Helene Shulman - Toward Psychologies of Liberation

Liberation Theology

  • Gustavo Gutiérrez - A Theology of Liberation, We Drink from Our Own Wells, The Power of the Poor in History, Las Casas: In Search of the Poor of Jesus Christ & The Density of the Present: Selected Writings. Also Gustavo Gutiérrez: Essential Writings (edited by James B.Nickoloff)
  • Juan Luis Segundo - The Liberation of Theology, A Theology for the Artisans of a New Humanity & Jesus of Nazareth Yesterday and Today
  • Leonardo Boff - Liberating Grace, Ecclesiogenesis: The Base Communities Reinvent the Church, New Evangelization, Ecology and Liberation & Introducing Liberation Theology
  • Jon Sobrino - Christology at the Crossroads & Jesus in Latin America
  • José Míguez Bonino - Doing Theology in a Revolutionary Situation, Toward a Christian Politics Ethics & Faces of Jesus: Latin American Christologies
  • Robert McAfee Brown - Liberation Theology — An Introductory Guide  
  • Norbert F. Lohfink - Option for the Poor: The Basic Principle of Liberation Theology In the Light of the Bible
  • Edward L. Cleary - Born of the Poor & Crisis and Change
  • Alfred Hennell - Liberation Theologies: The Global Pursuit of Justice
  • Phillip Berryman - Liberation Theology: The Essential Facts
  • Christian Smith - The Emergence of Liberation Theology: Radical Religion and Social Movement Theory

Boston Liberation Health reading list

Paulo Freire documentary Seeing Through Paulo's Glasses

Greg Jones' A Radical History of Acupuncture in America is a free download on the POCA forum.

An inteview with Sr. Eileen McKenzie about her practice and Liberation Acupuncture

Lisa needing patients with other patients in the background
Photo courtesy of
Vanessa Tignanelli