Friday, June 10, 2016

SAVE THE DATE: 36 Congreso de Teología

The Asociación de Teólogos y Teólogas Juan XXIII will hold its 36th Theology Congress September 8-11, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. The conference, which will be in Spanish, is open to all and this year's theme is "Immigrants, refugees and borders -- from exclusion to hospitality." We've printed the essential information here in English but you can learn more by visiting the conference website.


Place:Comisiones Obreras, Calle Lope de Vega, 40, Madrid, Spain

Cost: All 3 days: 30 euros; Saturday and Sunday: 20 euros; Sunday only: 10 euros. Payment may be made in cash at the door of the conference (pre-registration is not required) or you can make a bank transfer in advance. Instructions on the website.


September 8

19:15 - Welcome Saludo de Bienvenida
19:30 - Inaugural Address: "Immigrants and Refugees: An international perspective" by Helena Maleno, writer and expert on Migration and Human Trafficking

September 9

10:00-11:30 - Communications, moderated by Comunidad Fray Pacífico


12:00-13:30 - Roundtable: "Experiences of solidarity with refugees and migrants" (I)

16:30-17:00 - Open Communications

17:00-18:30 Roundtable: "Experiences of solidarity with refugees and migrants" (II)


19:00-20:30 - "Human rights, gender and immigration" by Itziar Ruiz-Giménez, Professor of International Relations, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

September 10

10:00-11:30 - "Migrants and refugees: A political and economic perspective" by Nazanin Armanian, political scientist, Professor of International Relations at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED).


12:00-13:30 - "The monotheistic religions and the Mediterranean - from intercultural and interfaith sea to common grave for migrants and refugees" by Juan José Tamayo, Chair of Theology and Religious Studies, Universidad Carlos III in Madrid

16:30-17:00 - Open Communications

17:00-18:30 - "Migrations, exodus and liberation: A theological and Biblical perspective" by Elsa Tamez, theologian and Biblical scholar, currently residing in Colombia


19:00-20:30 - "Forgotten and opressed peoples"

  • Video on Tarajal - Helena Maleno
  • The Kurds - Nazanin Armanian
  • The Palestinians - Marwan El Burini, Palestinian Diplomatic Mission, Spain
  • The Sahrawis - Abdulá Arabi, delegate of the Polisario Front to Madrid.

September 11

10:00-11:30 - "Migrants and refugees: Hospitality and solidarity from Christianity" by Esteban Velázquez, Jesuit, promoter of the "Cambio personal, Justicia global" initiative, formerly in charge of migrant ministry for the Archdiocese of Tangiers in the Nador area.

12:00 - Eucharist and solidarity collection. MOCEOP