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In his first Pentecost homily, Pope Francis challenged Christians to cultivate a “culture of encounter” by moving beyond comfort zones to engage difference in a mutually transformative manner.
By taking the “double vision” of migrants seriously as a catalyst for theological reflection, this call acquires a distinct way of viewing reality that resists the temptations of the center in light of the Christ event. Joseph will explore this claim by examining how the interstitial insights of theologians from the Vietnamese-American, Mexican-American, and African-American contexts contribute to an understanding of the transformative potential of encounter.
Thursday, March 22 at 7:45pm
Quad 170, Saint John’s University
Jaisy A. Joseph is a Ph.D. candidate in Systematic Theology at Boston College, where she is completing her dissertation on the catholicity of the U.S. Church in light of migration and globalization. Her project is supported by a dissertation fellowship from the Louisville Institute and by the Collegeville Institute, where she is a Resident Scholar and a Kilian McDonnell Fellow in Faith & Culture. She is an active member of the SyroMalabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago and the author of The Struggle for Identity Among Syro-Malabar Catholics (Eastern Christian Publications, 2009).