“…opening up new areas of theological investigation, contributing to the pastoral care of migrants and fostering our communion with God and one another. ”
With almost one billion migrants around the world, some scholars refer to our own times as “the age of migration.” These massive flows of people affect not only sending communities but receiving communities as well. Increasingly many Churches, especially those in North America, are feeling the pastoral challenges of these inflows, and scholars, practitioners, and clergy are seeking to find the theological foundations that facilitate committed responses to the many needs of these immigrants. This project will not only offer more information about migration but also a new imagination about this complex and controversial issue. As it looks at migration through the prism of the Eucharist, it will explore ways that not only create connections across borders but also foster new understandings of communion and new possibilities for human solidarity.