“Migrants and Pilgrims as our Ancestors” – Meet our Speakers: Suresh Sundram

By |September 14th, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

  Professor Suresh Sundram is Chair and Head, Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University, Director of Research, Mental Health Program Monash Health and Director of Research, Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub, Cabrini Outreach in Melbourne, Australia. He has been involved for seventeen years in asylum seeker mental health. He is an expert consultant on asylum seeker and refugee mental health to the UNHCR and has provided similar [...]

“Migrants and Pilgrims as our Ancestors” – Meet our Speakers: Valdícer Civa Fachi

By |September 14th, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

    Valdicer Civa Fachi, FMS. Originally from Arvorezinha, RS, Brazil. Marist Province, Brazil, Southern Amazon. Formation: bachelor’s degree in theology from the Pontifical University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre; Bachelors and Bachelor in Literature, Portuguese/English, from the UNISC (Santa Cruz do Sul), Brazil; Post-graduate degree in University Pastoral Ministry (Theology) at Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá (Colombia); Masters in Mariology (Theology) at Pontifical Faculty Marianum, Rome (not completed). [...]

“Migrants and Pilgrims as our Ancestors” – Meet our Speakers: Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator

By |September 14th, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

  Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ, is president of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar. He is the author of Theology Brewed in an African Pot (Orbis Books 2008); Religion and Faith in Africa: Religion and Faith in Africa: Confessions of an Animist  (Orbis Books 2018); and The Pope and the Pandemic: Lessons in Leadership in a Time of Crisis (Orbis 2021). Publications: Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, The Pope and the Pandemic: [...]

“Migrants and Pilgrims as our Ancestors” – Meet our Speakers: Cheryl Lee Chan

By |September 14th, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

  Cheryl Lee is currently a consultant with the Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, in the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei.  Her passion for migrant advocacy comes from her deep solidarity with the poor and an extensive involvement with numerous religious congregations immersed in migrant ministry. She holds an MA degree, majoring in Pastoral Studies, from the Ateneo de Manila University and [...]

Theology and Human Mobility in the XXI Century – Pastoral Experiences

By |September 14th, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

Migration, as a dynamic inherent to life, closely affects the pastoral dimension. Through the care of the encounter, the time given to relationships and the shared experience of faith in the places of everyday life, pastoral action cultivates an open gaze that helps to grasp, in the dramas of the time in which we live, the birth pangs of a world still capable of humanity: in the wounds, a new [...]

“Migrants and Pilgrims as our Ancestors” – Meet our Speakers: Yvonne Clémence Bambara

By |July 29th, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

  I am Yvonne Clémence Bambara from the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd. I am originally from Burkina Faso. I have a Master's degree in Social Work from Laval University in Quebec City, Canada. I worked in Senegal for 12 years mainly with women in prostitution, accompanying them and helping them with different trainings such as sewing, micro gardening, soap making and [...]

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