The Promise of Hope: A Tribute to Dom Helder

Published: December 8, 2021

The Promise of Hope is a tribute to Dom Helder written by scholars who have participated in the Dom Helder Camara Chair, at the Free University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This Festschrift thus reflects the international, ecumenical, and multidisciplinary import of Dom Helder’s contribution and the nature of the chair established in his honor as well. Readers are encouraged to ponder afresh Dom Helder Camara’s vision and legacy in light of the realities of today’s world and our human longing to realize the promise of hope for a better tomorrow. Hope without risk is not hope, which is believing in risky loving, trusting others in the dark…the blind leap letting God take over.