167th CONVOCATION EVENT
Dr. Reinerio Arce Valentin
Politics and the Church
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
WORKSHOP: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Rector of the Seminario Evangelico de Teologia (SET) at Matanzas, Dr. Reinerio Arce Valentin is an international Presbyterian leader with an established relationship with The Presbyterian Church in Canada. He has been instrumental in the organization of the Inter-Cultural exchange between the Seminary and Knox College, providing logistical support, fundraising assistance and leadership in lectures.
In addition to his work at the Seminary in Matanzas, Reinerio has served as President of the Cuban Council of Churches, giving significant leadership to the ecumenical and interfaith community in Cuba. In that role and continuing on in his present one, he has strengthened the relationship between the Cuban government and the church, enabling people of different faiths to practice freely.
Reinerio holds a Th.D. from the University of Tubingen and a Ph.D. from the University of Havana. he teaches both at SET and at the University of Havana.