The II Encuentro Nacional Hispano de Pastoral, held at Trinity College on August 18-21, 1977, was attended by approximately 1,200 participants. Fifty bishops attended the event. There were 26 workshops.
More than half of the workshops were on Evangelization, which was the main theme of the encuentro:
Ministries for Evangelization, dealing with small Christian communities, bishops, priests, lay ministries, permanent diaconate, the contribution of women, the formation of ministers, the pastoral ministry to youth, liturgy and popular religiosity and special ministries and other pastoral areas;
Evangelization and Human Rights, dealing with the undocumented, migrant farmworkers, human rights of other groups and minorities, and economic and social issues;
Evangelization and Integral Education, dealing with integral education as a goal, recommendations for a system of integral education, responsibility of the church in integral education, religious education for Hispanics, responsibility of parents in integral education, and means of communication;
Evangelization and Political Responsibility, dealing with the active participation of the Christian community in the political process, citizenship and voting, political formation and education, active participation of the Church in favor of Hispanics, and the right to vote and change of laws; and
Evangelization and Unity in Pluralism, dealing with integration and unity in pluralism within the nation and the Church, unity in pluralism among Hispanics, Hispanic unity in faith and religiosity, and the family.