Conference - The Church and Migration: Global In/Difference?


Date of Event: 
June 25, 2018 to June 27, 2018


Time of event: 
Various, see website link for details


University of St. Michael's College

81 St. Mary Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1J4

Contact Info

416-926-1300 ext 3395

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Conference - The Church and Migration: Global In/Difference?

Event Details

Twelfth International Gathering of the Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network

The plight of refugees and migrants is perhaps the single greatest issue facing our world today. We live in a time when the migration of peoples, for the vast majority journeys and displacement forced upon them by external circumstances, has never been a situation of greater urgency: demanding that churches, faith communities and all people of good will explore the root causes of such migration, the implications and outcomes of mass human movement and the potential strategies and courses of action to help alleviate the most acute situations readily, as well as ensuring just and equitable policies and laws are implemented both within and across nations to safeguard the rights and futures of all migrants, refugees, displaced peoples and itinerant peoples.

This conference seeks to bring together scholars, practitioners and leaders from around the globe to examine the relationship between the Church and Migration: historically, in our times and prospects for the future. We seek to explore the stories of those affected, the journeys they have undertaken, the ways in which churches and other religious communities, as well as secular organizations and societies, have sought to welcome them – and otherwise. And we will explore the key issues and challenges at stake, the key initiatives and documentary engagements with migration and ways in which we can learn from the past in both positive and critical ways alike.

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