Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza To Be Awarded the HolyTV 25 Influencer Award and Activist of the Year

Awards Will Be Presented at the Virtual Event for Hope and Unity on December 15 by New Online Spiritual Platform HolyTV (HolyTV.co)

Nashville, TN, December 8, 2020 – Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, Ph.D., will be honored on December 15, 2020, by HolyTV with the “HolyTV 25 Influencer Award” and with “Activist of the Year.”

Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza is being honored in a curated group of 25 influencers, leaders, and notables whose spiritual efforts have made a significant cultural impact in 2020.  Other honorees include Tara Brach (Psychologist), Guru Jagat Kaur (RA-MA), Lama Rod Owens (Buddhist Monk), Dr. Anna Yusim (Fulfilled), and Monica Berg (Kabbalah Centre International).

HolyTV (HolyTV.co), a global online platform for spiritual connection, will host its first interfaith celebration, “HolyTV’s Faith United,” on Tuesday, December 15 at 7 p.m. EST on Facebook Live. Following the most contentious election in U.S. history, HolyTV’s Faith United aims to break down barriers and bring together people of all religious faiths and spiritual beliefs.

“This is a difficult time for many of us as we deal with complex emotions,” said Mona Bijoor, founder and CEO of HolyTV. “In addition to multiple religious faiths celebrating significant faith-based holidays during a pandemic, we’re in the midst of a political landscape that’s created intense division among us. This exciting event will promote hope and healing, no matter your beliefs.”

The honorees represent a variety of faith backgrounds, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the practices of meditation and astrology. The proceedings will serve as an uplifting introduction to HolyTV (HolyTV.co), a new kind of online community that allows religious and spiritual individuals from all backgrounds and beliefs to stay connected, especially in a time when so many of us are forced apart. It’s also a hub for faith leaders and institutions to join a network, upload content, gain followers, and raise donations for support.

ABOUT Dr. Robyn Henderson-Episonza

Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, Ph.D. (they/them) has been described in a myriad of ways: a scholar-activist, scholar-leader, thought-leader, teacher, public theologian, ethicist, poet of moral reason, and word artist. Among these ways of describing Dr. Robyn, they are also a visionary thinker who has spent two decades working in the borderlands of church, academy, & movements seeking to not only disrupt but dismantle supremacy culture by focusing their Ph.D. studies on new concepts of being & becoming, decolonizing knowledge production, & bridging with radical difference. They enflesh a deep hope of collaborating in these borderland spaces where their work seeks to contribute to the ongoing work of collective liberation.

Dr. Robyn is the founder of the Activist Theology Project (Activistheology.com), a Nashville-based collaborative project that seeks to work with the dominant culture and produces curriculum at the intersection of scholarship and activism.  Dr. Robyn has been incubating Activist Theology as a disciplinary off-shoot of liberation theology & movement idea since 2008.  Dr. Robyn was named 1 of 10 Faith Leaders to watch by the Center for American Progress in 2018.

As a scholar-activist, Dr. Robyn is committed to translating theory to action so that our work in the borderlands reflects the deep spiritual work of transforming self to transforming the world. Dr. Robyn writes & creates both academic & other valuable resources, including digital resources. Dr. Robyn is a non-binary Transqueer Latinx who calls Nashville, TN home. They are the author of Activist Theology (2019), published by Fortress Press, and the forthcoming book Becoming (em)Bodied.

Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza is available for video or phone interviews to discuss this honor and the work of the Activist Theology Project. If you are interested in coverage or interviews, please reach out, and we would be happy to accommodate.

ABOUT HolyTV (HolyTV.co)

HolyTV (HolyTV.co) is a global online community that connects people with faith and spirituality through its inspiring content. Founded by entrepreneur Mona Bijoor, who serves as its CEO, HolyTV is run by a multi-denominational team of creative and spiritual individuals who have been building community-based platforms for more than a decade. HolyTV believes in the importance of local places of worship and chosen spiritual groups and is creating a platform to keep religious and spiritual communities together—and helping them to raise funds and support.

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Rev. Anna Golladay
Activist Theology Project