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Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology

A leading center of research & reflection on the Church in the global South, the Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology (CWCIT) seeks to be at the forefront of the discussion about the relationship between globalization and the Catholic Church's future as a truly worldwide Church.
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    Funeral procession in the Philippines for victim of Duterte's war on drugs
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  • Publications

    Scattered & Gathered: Catholics in Diaspora (Vol. 3)
    Learn about the books and articles our conferences and visiting scholars have produced.

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Participants at 2017 colloquium in Nairobi
In Nairobi for our 2017 conference on African Catholicism
Celebrating 2015 conference in Enugu, Nigeria
​Celebrating our 2015 conference in Enugu, Nigeria
Countries represented by CWCIT guest speakers
Countries represented by our guest speakers
Meeting Cardinal Tagle in Manila
​Meeting with Cardinal Tagle before our 2014 conference in Manila
Housed in the Department of Catholic Studies, CWCIT focuses on the global nature of Catholic Christianity, especially but not exclusively in the global South (Asia, Africa and Latin America). The center seeks to create channels of collaboration and friendship among scholars from the North and South; to that end, each year we host several visiting theological scholars from the global South. In addition to being mutually beneficial and enriching, this intercultural intercambio, like the work of CWCIT itself, promotes tolerance and genuine bonds of solidarity between people whose particular cultural histories may be in conflict.

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