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

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  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 [...]

“Migrants and Pilgrims as our Ancestors” – Meet our Speakers: David Holdcroft

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  David Holdcroft currently works as the Professional and Post-Secondary Education Specialist at the international Office of JRS in Rome, Italy. Previously he was Regional Director for JRS in Southern Africa, based in Johannesburg, and directed works for refugees in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Malawi and South Africa. A Jesuit priest, David has degrees in Education, Theology (Masters) and Arts (Music and Geography). His work is to develop organizational strategy in this [...]

“Migrants and Pilgrims as our Ancestors” – Meet our Speakers: Daniel Groody

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  Rev. Daniel G. Groody is the vice president and associate provost for the University of Notre Dame, where he also serves as a university Fellow and Trustee, and associate professor of theology and global affairs. He is a Catholic priest, a Holy Cross religious, and an award-winning professor, author, and film producer. Groody has authored numerous books and articles, translated into seven languages, which include Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path [...]

“Migrants and Pilgrims as our Ancestors” – Meet our Speakers: Regina Polak

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  Assoc.-Prof. Dr. MMag. Regina Polak, MAS (*1967) is the head of the Institute for Practical Theology at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Vienna. Her research focuses on “religion in the context of migration”, “religion, values, and politics”, “socio-religious transformation processes in Europe”, “Christian-Jewish and Christian-Islamic dialogue”. Currently she is also OSCE-Personal Representative for combating racism, xenophobia and discrimination. List of Most Relevant Publications: Regina Polak: Migration, Flucht [...]

Theology and Human Mobility in the 21st Century. “Migrants and Pilgrims as our Ancestors” (1 Chr 29:15)

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The biblical quote that lends the title to this significant conference features human mobility as a constant of human life since its origins: migration is the past, the present and the future of humanity. Even if this passage does not speak specifically about the future, Holy Scriptures  reminds us that we are journeying toward a new heaven and a new earth (Rev 21:1) and that the finish line of the [...]

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