Date: October 24 – 26, 2018
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
As a part of our WSCF Advocacy and Solidarity Program, we are committed to establishing venues of open dialogue about migration and issues along the border through bringing together a diverse group of student and young theologians to discuss the issues of the day from a faith perspective. To ensure that the dialog truly is ecumenical and open we are partnering with Christian groups in Latin America to co-organize the gathering in Mexico.
Objective: Provide open space for an ecumenical gathering of University Students and Young Theologians to reflect collectively on migration and its multiple socio-political, theological and pastoral dimensions. The goal is to analyze the crossing of theological frontiers in our journey as Christians today and develop materials and an article/reflexions for use by denominations in North, Central, and South America.
Migration in the current reality: Context and implications for the American continent.
- Our socio-pastoral response from the faith: Accompaniment and welcome to migrants.
- Migration, interculturality, and plurality: Defying racism and xenophobia
- Migrant women and girls: Gender justice, migration, and structural violence
- Migrations as a theological paradigm: The crossing of theological frontiers versus religious fundamentalism.
To encourage participation, we are offering a limited number of scholarships which will include accommodations, food, and materials for the gathering. Scholarship Recipients commit to write an article of 500 to 1000 words after the event and to organize a workshop to share with other students about the experience and gather reflections and ideas from others.
Read the WSCF denunciation of US border violence here.