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Ruben Mendoza (Winter/Spring 2020)Professor of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University(Manila, Philippines)
Research project: Titled "Navigating Religious Identity in the Currents of Mission: The Case of the Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo," this project highlights the southern Filipino town of Jolo, where Christians account for only 5% of the population. It asks the following questions: How does the interplay of Christian and Islamic traditions affect a Christian’s identity? And what strategies does the Church employ to carry out its mission in a region where it is a minority?
Jeane Peracullo (Fall 2019)
Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy, De La Salle University(Manila, Philippines)
Research project: Titled "The Virgin of the Vulnerable Lake: Religious Engagements with Climate Change in the Philippines," this project explores religious engagements with climate change vis-a-vis the extreme vulnerability of bodies of water in the Philippines' Caysasay region. Peracullo draws connections to the many miraculous healings, mostly involving water, attributed to the image of the Virgen de Caysasay, which was believed to have been fished out of a river in the Caysasay region in 1603.
Research Professor of Theology, Pontifical Catholic University of ArgentinaResearch Professor of Philosophy, University of Buenos Aires(Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Research project: Titled "Populism in Today's Theology and Politics," this project examines the link between contemporary theology and politics from the perspective of the new style of democracy known as populism.
Chair and Professor of Sacred Liturgy, Catholic Insititue of West Africa (CIWA)(Port Harcourt, Nigeria)Research project: Titled "Liturgy for the Church as a Field Hospital," this project explores the idea of the "wounded healer" as the Church—and ultimately, Jesus Christ—who offers true reconciliation through the liturgy to those on the margins, wounded by socioeconomic and political situations.
PhD candidate, Moi University (Eldoret, Kenya)Dissertation topic: "Faith and Environmental Adaptation in Kenya: The Case of Christian Impact Mission in Yatta Constituency"
PhD candidate, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)Dissertation topic: "Transforming Christology: Towards a Socially Transformative Christopraxis from the Grassroots Christological (Re)Imagination in the African Context"
Lecturer and researcher, Institut Catholique Missionnaire d'Abidjan(Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)Research project: Exploring a theology of wealth and security which we can promote In today's global context of violence and insecurity, in order to guarantee the peaceful coexistence of societies
Associate Professor of Theology; Leo & Arlene Hawk Executive Director of the Center for Social ConcernsUniversity of Notre DameResearch project: Drawing connections between Africa's past role in the early Church and its present and future importance, and exploring what its growing role means for the Church on a global level
Professor of Theology & Chair of Spiritual Theology, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (Buenos Aires) Research project: Using fieldwork and qualitative research (i.e., personal interviews and real-life conversations) in the study of theology
Professor of Theology, St. Vincent School of Theology (Manila)Chair of Board of Trustees, Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines
Research project: Exploring the Church as "one" in Southeast Asia from an intercultural perspective
Assistant Professor in Theology, University of Holy Cross (New Orleans) Research project: An intercultural theological reflection on racism and the Catholic Church
Thomas E. Chambers Assistant Professor of Theology, University of Holy Cross (New Orleans) Research project: Tracing the historical developments of Christological images as the source of evangelization of new cultures, with a focus on the global South
Professor of Moral & African Theology, Hekima Jesuit School of Theology and Tangaza University College (Nairobi) Research project: Jesus as "healer" for the peoples of sub-Saharan Africa and the embodiment of the African worldview of ongoing healing and life's flourishing
PhD candidate, Theological EthicsSt. Vincent School of Theology, Adamson University (Manila)
PhD candidate, Systematic TheologySt. Vincent School of Theology, Adamson University (Manila)
Dean & Professor, St. Vincent School of Theology, Adamson University (Manila)Research project: "Doing Theology in a Garbage Dump: The 'Rough Grounds' & Theological Method"
Emmanuel Katongole Associate Professor of Theology & Peace Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame Research project: "Born of Lament: The Gift & Discipline of Hope in Africa"
Chair & Professor of History, Universidade Salgado de Oliveira (Niterói, Brazil) Research project: "Liberation Theology Celebrates St. Francis: The Poverello of Assisi According to Leonardo Boff"
Maria Clara Lucchetti BingemerRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil