Anno 1979

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 1979.


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


  • Pope John Paul II – “Address to the Indians of Oaxaca and Chiapas” (January 29, 1979)
  • Pope John Paul II – General Audience on Evangelization and Liberation (Rome, February 21, 1979)
  • Michael Novak – “Liberation Theology and the Pope” (June 1979)
  • Bishops of Nicaragua – “Christian Commitment for a New Nicaragua” (November 17, 1979)


  • Third General Conference of the Latin American Bishops, Puebla de los Angeles, Mexico, January 27 – February 13, 1979
  • EATWOT Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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