Susan Abraham – Director (Los Angeles-EE.UU.); Michel Andraos (Chicago-EE.UU.); Mile Babić, O.F.M. (Sarajevo-Bosnia y Herzegovina); Michelle Becka (Wurzburgo-Alemania); Sharon A. Bong (Selangor-Malasia); Bernardeth Caero Bustillos (Cochabamba-Bolivia); Stan Chu Ilo (Chicago-EE.UU.); Catherine Cornille (Boston-EE.UU.); Thierry-Marie Courau, O.P. – President (París-France); Geraldo Luiz De Mori, S.J. (Belo Horizonte-Brasil); Margareta Gruber, O.S.F. (Vallendar-Alemania); Linda Hogan– Director (Dublín-Irlanda); Huang Po-Ho (Tainan-Taiwán); Antony John-Baptist (Bangalore-India); Stefanie Knauss– Director (Villanova-EE.UU.); Carlos Mendoza-Álvarez, O.P. – Director (Ciudad de México-México); Esther Mombo (Nairobi-Kenya); Gianluca Montaldi, F.N. – Executive Secretary (Brescia-Italia); Daniel Franklin Pilario, C.M. – Director (Quezon City-Filipinas); João J. Vila-Chã, S.J. (Roma-Italia)
Susan Abraham, Los Angeles (USA)
She is Associate Professor of Theological Studies and Chair of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. Her teaching and research explores postcolonial and feminist theological practices. She is the author of Identity, Ethics, and Nonviolence in Postcolonial Theory: A Rahnerian Theological Assessment (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and co-editor of Shoulder to Shoulder: Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology (Fortress, 2009). Her publications and presentations weave practical theological insights from the experience of working as a youth minister for the Diocese of Mumbai, India, with theoretical perspectives from postcolonial theory, cultural studies, and feminist theory. Ongoing research projects include issues in feminist theological education and formation, interfaith and interreligious peace initiatives, theology and political theory, religion and media, global Catholicism, and Christianity between colonialism and postcolonialism.
Michel Andraos, Chicago (USA)
He is Associate Professor of Intercultural Theology and Ministry, Catholic Theological Union, A native of Lebanon, Michel has been teaching at Catholic Theological Union since 2000 and spends his time between Chicago and Montreal, where he lives with his family. Michel’s areas of research and teaching include religion, violence and peace, theologies of interreligious dialogue, and intercultural theology. The focus of his current research is on the reconciliation of the church with the Indigenous peoples of the Americas, and the developments among the Christian communities of the Levant since the European colonial period.
Michelle Becka, Würzburg (Germany)
She was born in 1972, doctorate in Theology at the university of Tübingen; professor for Christian Ethics in the faculty of Catholic Theology of Würzburg University. Her primary research interests lie in the fields of social ethics, ethics and law; ethics in prison and prison chaplaincy and theological ethics and interculturality.
Sharon A. Bong, Bandar Sunway (Malaysia)
Dr Sharon A. Bong is Associate Professor of Gender Studies at the School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS), Monash University Malaysia which she has served since 2003 in various capacities which presently include the Gender Studies major coordinator, Internship coordinator, and formerly, the Deputy Head of School Education, Postgraduate Coordinator and Undergraduate Course Coordinator. Her multidisciplinary academic background stems from her shift from dead poets to living communities in moving away from literary studies to Women’s Studies and Religious Studies over two decades ago. This leap of faith was in part, precipitated by her involvement in women’s non-governmental organisations since the 1990s at international, regional and national levels that compelled her to seek a greater resonance between theoretical aspirations and practical needs, fuelled by an ethos of social justice and inclusivity, particularly gender justice.
Her research expertise in the intersection of genders, sexualities and religions (including feminist and queer theologies) has led to numerous invitations to publish, deliver keynote addresses, present conference papers, serve as consultant at international, regional and national contexts. Collaborations in Europe include invitations to present on: ‘Religious identity and gender’ at the Catholic Theological Faculty, University of Munster, Munster, Germany (June 2016); ‘Gender, sexuality and Christian feminist movements in Asia’ at the Intensive Summer Programme, University of Münster, Germany (September 2014); and ‘Freedom of religion and gender’ at the International Conference on ‘Freedom of religion: A human right claimed and instrumentalised’, organised by Missio (Aachen), the Franz-Hitze-Haus Academy and Institute for Christian Social Sciences, University of Münster (November 2014).
Bernardeth Caero Bustillos, Cochabamba (Bolivia)
She is born in 1973, Doctorate in Theology at the Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg in Austria. Lecturer at the Instituto Superior de Estudios Teológicos (2008–2011) and Professor at the Facultad de Teología “San Pablo” (2012–2014) of Old Testament in Bolivia. Since 2015 research at the Universität Osnabrück in Germany as a scholarship holder of the Stipendienwerk Lateinamerika– Deutschland e.V. Research interests: Biblical Theology, Biblical Hebrew, Interdisciplinary Theology, Teología India.
Thierry-Marie Courau OP, Paris (France).
Researcher and teacher on questions in Buddhism and Christian Theology on Dialogue and Salvation. Professor and Dean of Theologicum-Faculty of Theology and Religious Sciences, Institut catholique de Paris (Catholic University of Paris) (2011-2017), President of COCTI – Conference of Catholic Theological Institutions, a subgroup of IFCU – International Federation of Catholic Universities (2011-2016), current President of Concilium-International Journal of Theology. Last books: Le dialogue des rationalités culturelles et religieuses (2019); Le salut comme dia-logue (2018) ; La succession des exercices vers l’Éveil bouddhique. Une étude des trois Bhāvanākrama de Kamalaśīla (~740-795) (2017). He is a member of the Dominican Order, doctor in catholic theology from Strasbourg University, and holds diplomas in engineering and corporate administration.
Catherine Cornille, Boston (USA)
She is the Newton College Alumnae Chair of Western Culture and Professor of Comparative Theology at Boston College. She is currently Chair of the Department of Theology. She obtained her PhD from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, where she taught from 1990 until 2000. Her teaching and research focus on theoretical questions in Theology of Religions, Comparative Theology and Interreligious Dialogue. She has authored or edited 16 books in the area of Interreligious Dialogue, most recently The Im-Possibility of Interreligious Dialogue (2008), Criteria of Discernment in Interreligious Dialogue (2009), Interreligious Hermeneutics (2010), The World Market and Interreligious Dialogue (2011) Interreligious Dialogue and Cultural Change (2012), Women and Interreligious Dialogue (2013) The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Inter-Religious Dialogue (2013), and with J. Bloechl, Christianity Between Secularity and Plurality (2015). She is founding editor-in-chief of the book series “Christian Commentaries on non-Christian Sacred Texts”.
Geraldo Luiz De Mori SJ, Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
He was born in 1960 in Cachoeiro in Itapemirim, in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil, and he currently lives in Belo Horizonte. Geraldo is a Jesuit professor of Systematic Theology in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy (FAJE). He earned his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Theology from the Jesuit Faculty in Paris. Currently he serves as the Dean of the Department of Theology of the FAJE. His areas of interest include Theological Anthropology, Christian Eschatology, Pastoral Theology, Latin American Theology, mysticism, as well as the philosophical fields of Phenomenology and Hermeneutics. Geraldo served as the vice president of the Theological and Religious Sciences Society (SOTER) from 2010-2013, and he has been a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Louvain and the Jesuit Faculty in Paris. He is currently the general editor of the Digital Encyclopedia of Latin American theology www.theologicalatinoamericana.com He exercises pastoral ministry in the parish St. Francis Xavier.
Margareta Gruber OSF, Vallendar (Germany).
She was born 1961 in Germany. She did her studies in Tübingen, Jerusalem and Frankfurt/Sankt Georgen. Since 2008 she holds the Chair of New Testament Exegesis and Biblical Theology at the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar (Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Vallendar, Germany), where she is presently the Dean. From 2009-2013 she held the Laurentius-Klein-Chair of Biblical and Ecumenical Theology in the German Academic Program of the Theological Faculty of the Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm in Rome. Her field of research covers the Gospel of John, the Book of Revelation, Biblical Hermeneutics, Intertextuality, Exegesis and Biblical Spirituality. Since her time in Jerusalem her field of interest is also Bible in interreligious contexts; she is engaged in academic interreligious exchange, for example with universities in Iran. She is a Franciscan sister.
Linda Hogan, Dublin (Ireland)
She is Vice-Provost/Chief Academic Officer and Professor of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin. Professor Hogan has degrees from the Pontifical University Maynooth and from Trinity College, Dublin, where she gained her Ph.D. Her primary research interests lie in the fields of theological ethics, human rights and gender. Amongst her recent publications are Keeping Faith with Human Rights Georgetown University Press, 2015, Feminist Catholic Theological Ethic: Conversations in the World Churches and Feminist Practice: Cross-cultural Conversations. Hogan teaches on a range of modules including Ethics in International Affairs; Human Rights in Theory and Practice; Gender, War and Peace and Ecumenical Social Ethics. Previously she held the post of Lecturer in Gender, Ethics and Religion in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds. She has served on the Editorial Boards of Feminist Theory; the Journal of Religious Ethics and the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics and Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. She has been a member of the Irish Council for Bioethics and has worked on a consultancy basis for NGOs and other national and international organizations.
Huang Po Ho, Tainan (Taiwan)
He is currently professor of Theology and vice president of Chang Jung Christian University in Taiwan. He is the founding chairperson of Formosa Christianity and Culture Research Center. He served as President of Tainan Theological College and Seminary, Associate General Secretary of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan and Moderator of Council for World Mission, London and is now the Dean of PTCA (Programme for Theology and Cultures in Asia), and also Moderator of The Asian Forum for Theological Education (AFTE), and Co-moderator of Congress of Asian Theologians (CATS). Dr. Huang Po Ho is a Taiwanese theologian deeply involved in contextual theological construction and ecumenical ministries. His numerous books include , A Theology of Self-determination; From Galilee to Tainan; No Longer a Stranger; Mission from the Underside and Embracing the Household of God.
Stan Chu Ilo, Chicago (USA)
Stan Chu Ilo is a research professor of World Christianity and African studies and the coordinator of the African Catholicism Project at the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, DePaul University, Chicago, U.S.A. He is also the Alan Richardson Fellow for 2019/2020 at Durham University, U.K where he is working on a book project, God in Africa: Modernity, Christianity and Africa’s Futures. He is the principal convener of the Pan-African Catholic Congress on Theology, Society and Pastoral Life. The central concern of his research is on reform and renewal in the Roman Catholic Church, especially guided by the call of Pope Francis for a missionary conversion. He also researches on social issues with regard to poverty, development, ecology, human rights, leadership, governance and cultural and religious change as well as on best practices in faith-based social ministry.
Some of his recent works include: Love, Joy and Sex: African Conversation on Pope Francis’s Amoris Laetitia and the Gospel of Family in a Divided World; A Poor and Merciful Church: The Illuminative Ecclesiology of PopeFrancis; Church and Development in Africa; The Church as Salt and Light: Path to an African Ecclesiology of Abundant Life; Wealth, Health and Hope in African Christian Religion: The Search for Abundant Life. He is the 2017 winner of the AfroGlobal Excellence Award for Global Impact in recognition of his work with African women in seven countries through the Canadian Samaritans for Africa, a Catholic charity working with rural women in asset development and in the protection of women’s rights. https://works.bepress.com/stanchuilo/
Antony John-Baptist, Bangaluru (India)
Stefanie Knauss, Villanova (USA)
She studied theology and English language and literature at Freiburg University (Germany) and Manchester University (UK). She is now an Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Villanova University (USA). Her research focuses on theology and culture, body and religion, gender/queer studies and theology . Recent publications: More than a Provocation: Sexuality , Media and Theology (Göttingen 2014); edited with Anna-K. Höpflinger and Alexander Ornella: Commun(icat)ing Bodies: Body as a Medium in Religious Symbol Systems (Zurich/London 2014/2015).
Carlos Mendoza-Álvarez OP, Mexico City (Mexico)
Born in Mexico in 1961. He is a member of the Dominican Order. He did his post-graduate doctoral studies in theology at the University of Friburg, Switzerland. He completed also post-doctoral Studies (Habilitation) at the same University. He is professor of Fundamental Theology at the Instituto de Formación Teológica Intercongregacional de México (IFTIM), México. He has been a visiting research scholar at Fordham University, New York. He was the chief editor of the review Justicia y Paz. He has several publications to his credit. His doctoral thesis was published under the title Deus Liberans.La revelación Cristianaen diálogo con la Modernidad: loselementos fundacionales de la estética teológica. The following is his most recent work: Deus ineffabilis.Una teología posmoderna de la revelación del fin de los tiempos. His academical and publishing work is focused on a specific theological challenge: a new interpretation of Christian experience coming from a critical dialogue with modernity and postmodernity.
Ester Mombo, Limuru (Kenya)
Gianluca Montaldi FN, Brescia (Italy)
Born in 1966 in Varese Ligure (Italy), obtained a PhD in Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University with a research on the concept of faith in Vatican II. He worked in both the educational and the pastoral fields. He published: In fide ipsa essentia revelationis completur, EPUG, Rome 2005, and, together with F. Bosin, Ridire il credo oggi. Percorsi, sfide, proposte, EDB, Bologna 2015. He also edited the general index of Concilium 1965-2016.
Daniel Franklin Pilario CM, Quezon City (The Philippines)
He is a professor and present Dean of the Saint Vincent School of Theology, Adamson University, Manila. He received his licentiate and doctorate in theology from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in 1998 and 2002 respectively. His recently published book, Back to the Rough Grounds of Praxis: Exploring Theological Method with Pierre Bourdieu (Leuven, 2005) explores into the possibilities of contemporary theological methods beyond liberation theology and radical orthodoxy. His field of research covers fundamental theology, theological anthropology, inculturation, interreligious dialogue, grassroots organizing, theological methods and political-social theory. He is also a founding member and former president of DAKATEO (Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines).
João J. Vila-Chã SJ, Portugal (Rome)
Licentiate in Philosophy at Universida de Cató lica Portuguesa (Braga, Portugal–1985) and Theology (Diplom Katholischer Theologie) at Hochschule Sankt Georgen (Frankfurt, Germany–1991); Doctorate in Philosophy at Boston College (Boston, Mass., USA–September 1998. Director and Administrator of the Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia (2000-2009); Professor of History of Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and Theological Philosophy at the School of Philosophy of the Universida de Católica Portuguesa (1998-2008); Professor in the Master Program in Bioethics at the Catholic University of Portugal (2001-2006); Director of th e Centro de Estudos Filosóficos (Center for Philosophical Studies) at the Faculty of Philosophy of Braga, Universida de Católica Portuguesa (2001-2007); Director of the Master and PhD Program in Philosophy of Religion at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Universida de Católica Portuguesa (2005-2008); Chairman of JESPHIL–European Jesuits in Philosophy (2002-2008); Presiden of COMIUCAP-Conférence Mondiale des Institutions Universitaires Catholiques de Philosophie (since November of 2009); Professor of Social and Political Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy of the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) since 2009.
Regina Ammicht-Quinn (Alemania); María Pilar Aquino (Estados Unidos); José Óscar Beozzo (Brasil); Wim Beuken (Bélgica); Maria Clara Bingemer (Brasil); Leonardo Boff (Brasil); Erik Borgman, O.P. (Países Bajos); Christophe Boureux, O.P. (Francia); Lisa Sowle Cahill (Estados Unidos); John Coleman (Estados Unidos); Eamonn Conway (Irlanda); Mary Shaw Copeland (Estados Unidos); Enrico Galavotti (Chieti-Italia); Dennis Gira (Francia); Norbert Greinacher (Alemania); Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P. (Perú); Hille Haker (Estados Unidos); Hermann Häring (Alemania); Diego Irarrazaval, C.S.C.(Chile); Werner G. Jeanrond (Reino Unido); Jean-Pierre Jossua, O.P. (Francia); Maureen Junker-Kenny (Irlanda); François Kabasele Lumbala (Rep. Dem. Congo); Hans Küng (Alemania); Karl-Joseph Kuschel (Alemania); Nicholas Lash (Reino Unido); Solange Lefebvre (Canadá); Mary-John Mananzan (Filipinas); Daniel Marguerat (Suiza); Alberto Melloni (Italia); Norbert Mette (Alemania); Johann-Baptist Metz (Alemania); Dietmar Mieth (Alemania); Jürgen Moltmann (Alemania); Paul D. Murray (Reino Unido); Sarojini Nadar (Sudáfrica); Teresa Okure (Nigeria); Aloysius Pieris, S.J. (Sri Lanka); Susan A. Ross (Estados Unidos); Giuseppe Ruggieri (Italia); Léonard Santedi Kinkupu (Rep. Dem. Congo); Silvia Scatena (Italia); Paul Schotsmans (Bélgica); Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza (Estados Unidos); Jon Sobrino, S.J. (El Salvador); Janet Martin Soskice (Reino Unido); Luiz Carlos Susin, O.F.M. (Brasil); Elsa Tamez (Costa Rica); Christoph Theobald, S.J. (Francia); Andrés Torres Queiruga (España); Marciano Vidal (España); Marie-Theres Wacker (Alemania); Elain M. Wainwright (Nueva Zelanda); Felix Wilfred (India); Ellen van Wolde (Países Bajos); Christos Yannarás (Grecia); Johannes Zizioulas (Turquía);
Giuseppe Alberigo (Italia); Gregory Baum (Canada); Marie-Dominique Chenu OP (France); Julia Ching (Canada);Mary Collins OSB (USA); Mariasusai Dhavamony SJ (Italia); Christian Duquoc OP (France);Virgil Elizondo (USA); Casiano Floristán (España); Sean Freyne (Ireland); Claude Geffré OP (France);Norbert Greinacher (Deutschland);Peter Huizing SJ (Nederland);Bas van Iersel (Nederland); René Laurentin (France); Éloi Messi Metogo OP (Cameroun – Cameroon); Roland Murphy OCarm (USA); Jacques Pohier OP (France);David Power (USA); James Provost (USA); Luigi Sartori (Italy); Miklós Tomka (Magyarország);Knut Waif (Nederland);Anton Weiler (Nederland);