Saturday 18th Feb. 9.30am to 4.30pm
In a time when globalization emphasizes the free flow of ideas, goods, and capital, migration appears at the forefront of political agendas in many countries around the world. Discussions on migration tend to focus on the economy, emphasizing the protection of the working class and the attraction of highly skilled migrants; on national identity, emphasizing nationalism and “us versus them” sentiments; and on national security, emphasizing protection from external threats. Economists, politicians, and media outlets primarily shape the discussions about migration, while religious and faith traditions play, at best, a marginal role ind defining the discourse. In the conference we will explore the ways religious and faith traditions contribute, challenge, and shift the discourse about migration.
We will reflect on questions like:
The first day of the conference will feature a documentary screening and discussion with Norma Romero, a member of “Las patronas”, Mexico’s 2013 National Human Rights Award winners.
There is a £ 10 delegate fee payable upon arrival at the conference. The fee will cover lunch and coffee breaks on both days of the conference. To reserve your place please visit the conference’s website http://migrationfaithaction.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Registration for Migration, Faith, and Action conference.
Alejandro Olayo-Méndez, Robert Heimburger, Paul J. Kellner, and Lena Wettach
The conference is made possible by the suport of TORCH and Las Casas Institute, Blackfriars Hall.
On 25th November Blackfriars hosted a Thanksgiving meal for friars, staff and students.