Anno 1968

These are notes from my own study of the timeline of emerging liberation theologies alongside other decolonial projects. It’s a work in progress, helping me to delineate who said what and when, and how the ideas and practice deepened and widened in conversations.

The year 1968.


  1. Publications
  2. Conferences
  3. Biographical Notes
  4. Background Information


  • Baeta, C.G. ed. – Christianity in Tropical Africa, including ¬
    • Mbiti, John – “The Ways and Means of Communicating the Gospel” (Kenya)
  • Sawyerr, Harry – Creative Evangelism: Towards a New Christian Encounter with Africa (Africa/UK)
  • Provincials of the Society of Jesus – “The Jesuits in Latin America” (May 1968)
  • Peruvian Organisations – “The Role of the Laity” (June 1-2, 1968)
  • Gustavo Gutierrez – “Towards a Theology of Liberation” (July 1968), i.e. Chimbote


  • PER/Americas – Chimbote
  • COL/Americas – Medellin (Aug 26 – Sept 6, 1968)

Biographical Notes:

Background Information:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. is shot in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 04, 1968
  • Robert F. Kennedy is shot in Los Angeles, California, on June 05.


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