Dr. Adam Barnes is the coordinator of the Rights and Religions program at the Kairos Center. Born in St. Louis, MO and raised in Colorado, he has lived in New York since 2006 and worked at the Poverty Initiative/Kairos Center since 2007. In 2016 he completed a PhD in Comparative Theology at Union Theological Seminary. His dissertation investigates the liberative theology and spirituality emerging from anti-poverty struggles in the US and in a Sufi-Muslim community in West Africa. He received a BA in philosophy from the University of Chicago, and a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. He is the father of three amazing children and married to Shailly Barnes.

Upcoming Classes with Adam Barnes

October 22 @ 6:00 pm

To Set at Liberty the Oppressed: Movement Theologies and Bible Studies

This seven-part series will take up historical and conceptual analysis of the theologies that guided and were discovered through social struggle in US history. The series will also include sessions of deeper Biblical textual study following the method of “reading the Bible with the poor."
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November 5 @ 6:00 pm

To Set at Liberty the Oppressed: Movement Theologies and Bible Studies

This seven-part series will take up historical and conceptual analysis of the theologies that guided and were discovered through social struggle in US history. The series will also include sessions of deeper Biblical textual study following the method of “reading the Bible with the poor."
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November 12 @ 6:00 pm

To Set at Liberty the Oppressed: Movement Theologies and Bible Studies

This seven-part series will take up historical and conceptual analysis of the theologies that guided and were discovered through social struggle in US history. The series will also include sessions of deeper Biblical textual study following the method of “reading the Bible with the poor."
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December 3 @ 6:00 pm

To Set at Liberty the Oppressed: Movement Theologies and Bible Studies

This seven-part series will take up historical and conceptual analysis of the theologies that guided and were discovered through social struggle in US history. The series will also include sessions of deeper Biblical textual study following the method of “reading the Bible with the poor."
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Past Classes with Adam Barnes

October 8 @ 6:00 pm

To Set at Liberty the Oppressed: Movement Theologies and Bible Studies

This seven-part series will take up historical and conceptual analysis of the theologies that guided and were discovered through social struggle in US history. The series will also include sessions of deeper Biblical textual study following the method of “reading the Bible with the poor."
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June 5 @ 5:30 pm

Theologies of Liberation

In this three-part course we will explore some of the key theological concepts at the core of this tradition and examine some of the historical and contemporary social struggles that generate and sustain a liberatory vision of God.
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May 29 @ 5:30 pm

Theologies of Liberation

In this three-part course we will explore some of the key theological concepts at the core of this tradition and examine some of the historical and contemporary social struggles that generate and sustain a liberatory vision of God.
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May 22 @ 5:30 pm

Theologies of Liberation

In this three-part course we will explore some of the key theological concepts at the core of this tradition and examine some of the historical and contemporary social struggles that generate and sustain a liberatory vision of God.
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