Susan Abraham, Los Angeles/USA
Susan Abraham is Associate Professor of Theological Studies and Chair
of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. Her teaching and research explores postcolonial and feminist theological practices.
She is the author of Identity, Ethics, and Nonviolence in Postcolonial Theory: A Rahnerian Theological Assessment
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and co-editor of Shoulder to Shoulder: Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology (Fortress, 2009).
Her publications and presentations weave practical theological insights from the experience of working as a youth minister for the Diocese of Mumbai,
India, with theoretical perspectives from postcolonial theory, cultural studies,
and feminist theory. Ongoing research projects include issues in feminist theological education and formation,
interfaith and interreligious peace initiatives, theology and political theory, religion and media, global Catholicism,
and Christianity between colonialism and postcolonialism.
Michel Andraos, Chicago/Canada-USA
Michel Andraos is Associate Professor of Intercultural Theology and Ministry,
Catholic Theological Union, A native of Lebanon, Michel has been teaching at Catholic Theological Union since 2000 and spends his
time between Chicago and Montreal, where he lives with his family. Michel’s areas of research and teaching include religion,
violence and peace, theologies of interreligious dialogue, and intercultural theology. The focus of his current research is on the
reconciliation of the church with the Indigenous peoples of the Americas, and the developments among the Christian communities of
the Levant since the European colonial period.
Mile Babić, Sarajevo/ Bosnia-Herzegovina
Mile Babić is born on 26. 11. 1947 in the village Družnovići,
Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is a Bosnian Franciscan and a professor of theology and philosophy. He graduated
the History of Literature, obtained Ph.D. in Theology (Christology of Theodoret of Cyrus) and in Philosophy
(Hegel’s Philosophy of Right). He has been lecturing at the Franciscan Theology in Sarajevo since 1997 until now
. He is the editor-in-chief of Miscellany Jukić and a professor of Religious Studies at the University in Sarajevo.
The main subject of his research includes the topics such as: Theodoret of Cyrus, John Duns Scotus, Nicolaus Cusanus,
G. W. F. Hegel, the contemporary literature, theology and philosophy.
Michelle Becka, Würzburg/Germany
Michelle Becka was born in 1972, doctorate in Theology at the university of Tübingen;
professor for Christian Ethics in the faculty of Catholic Theology of Würzburg University. Her primary research interests lie in the
fields of social ethics, ethics and law; ethics in prison and prison chaplaincy and theological ethics and interculturality.
Bernardeth Caero Bustillos, Osnabrück/Germany
Bernardeth Caero Bustillos born in 1973, Doctorate in Theology at the Paris
Lodron Universität Salzburg in Austria. Lecturer at the Instituto Superior de Estudios Teológicos (2008–2011) and Professor
at the Facultad de Teología “San Pablo” (2012–2014) of Old Testament in Bolivia. Since 2015 research at the Universität
Osnabrück in Germany as a scholarship holder of the Stipendienwerk Lateinamerika– Deutschland e.V. Research interests:
Biblical Theology, Biblical Hebrew, Interdisciplinary Theology, Teología India..
Catherine Cornille, Boston/USA
Catherine Cornille is the Newton College Alumnae Chair of Western Culture and Professor of Comparative Theology
at Boston College. She is currently Chair of the Department of Theology. She obtained her PhD from the Catholic University of Leuven,
Belgium, where she taught from 1990 until 2000. Her teaching and research focus on theoretical questions in Theology of Religions,
Comparative Theology and Interreligious Dialogue. She has authored or edited 16 books in the area of Interreligious Dialogue, most
recently The Im-Possibility of Interreligious Dialogue (2008), Criteria of Discernment in Interreligious Dialogue (2009),
Interreligious Hermeneutics (2010), The World Market and Interreligious Dialogue (2011) Interreligious Dialogue and Cultural
Change (2012), Women and Interreligious Dialogue (2013) The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Inter-Religious Dialogue (2013),
and with J. Bloechl, Christianity Between Secularity and Plurality (2015). She is founding editor-in-chief of the book series
"Christian Commentaries on non-Christian Sacred Texts.
Geraldo Luiz De Mori, Belo Horizonte/ Brazil
Geraldo Luiz De Moriwas born in 1960 in Cachoeiro in Itapemirim,
in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil, and he currently lives in Belo Horizonte.
Geraldo is a Jesuit professor of Systematic Theology in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy (FAJE).
He earned his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Theology from the Jesuit Faculty in Paris. Currently
he serves as the Dean of the Department of Theology of the FAJE. His areas of interest include Theological
Anthropology, Christian Eschatology, Pastoral Theology, Latin American Theology, mysticism,
as well as the philosophical fields of Phenomenology and Hermeneutics. Geraldo served as
the vice president of the Theological and Religious Sciences Society (SOTER) from 2010-2013,
and he has been a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Louvain and the Jesuit Faculty in Paris.
He is currently the general editor of the Digital Encyclopedia of
Latin American theology
He exercises pastoral ministry in the parish St. Francis Xavier.
Enrico Galavotti, Bologna/Italy
Enrico Galavotti, Italy is assistant professor of History of Christianity at
the University of Chieti-Pescara «Gabriele d’Annunzio». He was born in Mirandola (Modena) in 1971
and graduated in Political Sciences at the University of Bologna in 1997 with Professor Giuseppe Alberigo. He earned
the degree of specialization in Religious Studies at the Alta Scuola Europea di
Scienze religiose of Bologna and he was fellow at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, where he also taught
as adjunct professor Introduction to Islam, History of interfaith relations and History of the Italian Republic. He taught
Contemporary History at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Bologna. He is member of the Fondazione per
le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII (Bologna) since 1998..
Margareta Gruber, Vallendar/Germany
Margareta Gruber OSF was born 1961 in Germany.
She did her studies in Tübingen, Jerusalem and Frankfurt/Sankt Georgen. Since 2008 she holds
the Chair of New Testament Exegesis and Biblical Theology at the Philosophisch-Theologische
Hochschule Vallendar (Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Vallendar, Germany),
where she is presently the Dean. From 2009-2013 she held the Laurentius-Klein-Chair of Biblical
and Ecumenical Theology in the German Academic Program of the Theological Faculty of the Pontifical
Athenaeum of St. Anselm in Rome. Her field of research covers the Gospel of John, the Book of Revelation,
Biblical Hermeneutics, Intertextuality, Exegesis and Biblical Spirituality. Since her time in Jerusalem her
field of interest is also Bible in interreligious contexts; she is engaged in academic interreligious exchange,
for example with universities in Iran. She is a Franciscan sister.
Huang, Po Ho, Tainan/Taiwan
Huang Po-Ho is currently professor of Theology and vice president
of Chang Jung Christian University in Taiwan. He is the founding chairperson of Formosa Christianity and Culture
Research Center. He served as President of Tainan Theological College and Seminary, Associate General Secretary
of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan and Moderator of Council for World Mission, London and is now the Dean of PTCA
(Programme for Theology and Cultures in Asia), and also Moderator of The Asian Forum for Theological Education (AFTE),
and Co-moderator of Congress of Asian Theologians (CATS). Dr. Huang Po Ho is a Taiwanese theologian deeply involved
in contextual theological construction and ecumenical ministries. His numerous books include
, A Theology of Self-determination;
From Galilee to Tainan; No Longer a Stranger; Mission from the Underside and Embracing the Household of God.
Leonard Santedi Kinkupu, Kinshasa/Congo
Leonard Santedi Kinkupu is a priest of the Archdiocese of Democratic Republic,
Congo. He holds a doctorate in theology from the Catholic Institute of Paris. He also holds a doctoral degree on history of
religions and religious anthropology, from the University of Paris IV – Sorbonne. Prof. Santedi Kinkupu has been professor
and rector of the Archdiocesan Seminary in Kinshasa; Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University of Congo (UCC);
Visiting professor, Faculty of Theology, University of Leuven. He has been a member of the International Theological Commission
from 2004 till 2014. Presently, he is the general secretary of the Bishops conferences of Congo. He has been also secretary of
the Association of African Theologians (ATA). Since 2012, he is visiting professor at the Catholic Institute of Paris. He has
numerous publication: Dogma and Inculturation in Africa (2003); The Challenges
of Evangelization in Contemporary Paris (2005)..
Stefanie Knauss, Villanova/USA
Stefanie Knauss studied theology and English language and literature at
Freiburg University (Germany) and Manchester University (UK). She is now an Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture
at Villanova University (USA). Her research focuses on theology and culture, body and religion, gender/queer studies and theology
. Recent publications: More than a Provocation: Sexuality
, Media and Theology (Göttingen 2014); edited with Anna-K.
Höpflinger and Alexander Ornella: Commun(icat)ing Bodies:
Body as a Medium in Religious Symbol Sys- terms (Zurich/London 2014/2015).
Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, Nairobi/Kenya
AGBONKHIANMEGHE E. OROBATOR, SJ, is a Nigerian Roman Catholic Jesuit priest and member in good standing
of the Society of Jesus (JESUITS). He received his PhD from the University of Leeds in England in 2004 and served
as Provincial Superior of the Eastern Africa Province of the Society of Jesus (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia,
Sudan and South Sudan), from 2009 to 2014. He is serving currently as Principal/President of HekimaUniversity College
Jesuit School of Theology and Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, Nairobi, Kenya (www.hekima.ac.ke), a Constituent College of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. His research focuses on theological ethics and ecclesiology of the global south. Among other books, he is the author of Theology Brewed in an African Pot (Orbis/Paulines, 2008), editor of Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace: The Second African Synod (Orbis, 2011), coeditor (with Linda Hogan) of Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church (Orbis, 2014), editor of Theological Reimagination: Conversations on Church, Religion, and Society in Africa (Paulines, 2014), edi tor ofThe Church We Want: Foundations, Theology and Mission of the Church in Africa (Paulines, 2015), editor of The Church We Want: African Catholics Look to Vatican III (Orbis Books, 2016).
Carlos Mendoza-Álvarez, Mexico City/Mexico
Carlos Mendoza-Alvarezborn in Mexico
in 1961. He is a member of the Dominican Order. He did his post-graduate doctoral studies in theology at the University
of Friburg, Switzerland. He completed also post-doctoral Studies (Habilitation) at the same University. He is professor
of Fundamental Theology at the Instituto de Formación Teológica
Intercongregacional de México (IFTIM), México. He has been a visiting research scholar at
Fordham University, New York. He was the chief editor of the review
Justicia y Paz. He has several publications to his credit. His doctoral thesis was published under the
title Deus Liberans.La revelación Cristianaen diálogo con la Modernidad: loselementos
fundacionales de la estética teológica The following is his most recent work:
Deus ineffabilis.Una teología posmoderna de la revelación del
fin de los tiempos ; The academical and publishing work of Dr. Mendoza is focused on a specific theological
challenge: a new interpretation of Christian experience coming from a critical dialogue with modernity and
Gianluca Montaldi, Brescia/Italy
Gianluca Montaldi born in 1966 in Varese Ligure (Italy),
obtained a PhD in Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University with a research on the concept of faith in Vatican II.
He worked in both the educational and the pastoral fields. He published: In fide ipsa essentia revelationis completur,
EPUG, Rome 2005, and, together with F. Bosin, Ridire il credo oggi. Percorsi, sfide, proposte, EDB, Bologna 2015.
He also edited the general index of Concilium 1965-2016.
João J. Vila-Chã, Portugal/Rome
João J. Vila-Chã, Licentiate in Philosophy at Universida de Cató
lica Portuguesa (Braga, Portugal–1985) and Theology (Diplom Katholischer Theologie)
at Hochschule Sankt Georgen (Frankfurt, Germany–1991); Doctorate in Philosophy at
Boston College (Boston, Mass., USA–September 1998. Director and Administrator of the Revista Portuguesa
de Filosofia (2000-2009); Professor of History of Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and
Theological Philosophy at the School of Philosophy of the Universida de Católica Portuguesa (1998-2008);
Professor in the Master Program in Bioethics at the Catholic University of Portugal (2001-2006); Director of th
e Centro de Estudos Filosóficos (Center for Philosophical Studies) at the Faculty of Philosophy of Braga,
Universida de Católica Portuguesa (2001-2007); Director of the Master and PhD Program in Philosophy of Religion
at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Universida de Católica Portuguesa
(2005-2008); Chairman of JESPHIL–European Jesuits in Philosophy (2002-2008); Presiden
of COMIUCAP-Conférence Mondiale des Institutions Universitaires Catholiques de Philosophie
(since November of 2009); Professor of Social and Political Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy
of the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) since 2009.