The Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University recently held its 2014. The conference is a regular update on the globalisation of Catholicism beyond the familiar bounds of the West and explores the implications of these shifts within the West as well.
The 2014 conference focussed on the theme of Catholics in Diaspora and featured the Senegalese born historian Lamin Sanneh, and Baylor University’s Philip Jenkins. The Divine Wedgie and its editor also featured in the conference, with a paper entitled “The Love of Many Lands: An Augustinian Theology of Migrant Identity“.
- Prof. Sanneh’s very important opening plenary entitled “Sovereign God and Sovereign Nations” and
- Fr. Andrew O’Connor’s panel on Catholic responses to migrants and sweatshop labour, and the alternative economy that he has helped establish in his Goods of Conscience project.
The conference materials are incredibly rich and come highly recommended.