Susan Abraham, 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, 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, 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, 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.
Maria Clara Lucchetti Bingemer, Brazil
Maria Clara Lucchetti Bingemer lives in Rio de Janerio. A lay woman, she is married with three grown-up children and two grand-daughters. She received a doctorate from the Gregorian in 1989 and is currently associate professor in the theology department at the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio and the dean of the Center of Theology and Human Sciences at the same university. She is author of Jesus Cristo: servo de Deus e Messias glorioso, SP, Paulinas, 2008; Simone Weil: la fuerza y la debilidad del amor , Estella, EVD, 2009 (editions in Portuguese and Italian); co-author with Ivone Gebara of Mary: Mother of the Church, Mother of the Poor (1993). Her other publications include Deus trindade:avida no corção do mundo ( 2001, ed); Violệncia e religião. Trệs religiões em confronto e dialogo: Cristianismo, Judaismo, Islamismo (2001); A identidade crítica. I dentidade, vocação e missão dos leigos (1998); Em tudo amar e server (1990); O segredo femino do mistério (1991).
Lisa Sowle Cahill
Lisa Sowle Cahill is the J. Donald Monan Professor of Theology at Boston College, Newton Massachusetts, USA. She is the author of Theological Bioethics: Participation, Justice and Change; and Sex, Gender and Christian Ethics. She is a past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and of the Society of Christian Ethics (North America)..
Geraldo Luiz De Mori, 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 www.theologicalatinoamericana.com He exercises pastoral ministry in the parish St. Francis Xavier.
Enrico Galavotti, 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..
Linda Hogan, Dublin
Linda Hogan is Vice-Provost/Chief Academic Officer and Professor of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin. Professor Hogan has degrees from the Pontifical University Maynooth and from Trinity College, Dublin, where she gained her Ph.D. Her primary research interests lie in the fields of theological ethics, human rights and gender. Amongst her recent publications are Keeping Faith with Human Rights Georgetown University Press, 2015, Feminist Catholic Theological Ethic: Conversations in the World Churches and Feminist Practice: Cross-cultural Conversations. Hogan teaches on a range of modules including Ethics in International Affairs; Human Rights in Theory and Practice; Gender, War and Peace and Ecumenical Social Ethics. Previously she held the post of Lecturer in Gender, Ethics and Religion in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds. She has served on the Editorial Boards of Feminist Theory; the Journal of Religious Ethics and the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics and Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. She has been a member of the Irish Council for Bioethics and has worked on a consultancy basis for NGOs and other national and international organizations..
Huang, Po Ho, 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, 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, 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 E. Orobator, Nairobi
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), editor 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-Alvarez, 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 postmodernity.
Daniel Franklin Pilario, The Philippines
Daniel Franklin Pilario is a professor and present Dean of the Saint Vincent School of Theology, Adamson University, Manila. He received his licentiate and doctorate in theology from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in 1998 and 2002 respectively. His recently published book, Back to the Rough Grounds of Praxis: Exploring Theological Method with Pierre Bourdieu (Leuven, 2005) explores into the possibilities of contemporary theological methods beyond liberation theology and radical orthodoxy. His field of research covers fundamental theology, theological anthropology, inculturation, interreligious dialogue, grassroots organizing, theological methods and political-social theory. He is also a founding member and former president of DAKATEO (Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines).
João J. Vila-Chã, Italy
João J. Vila-Chã, Licentiate in Philosophy at Universida de Católica 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 the 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); President 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.
Marie-Theres Wacker, Germany
Marie-Theres Wacker is Professor of Old Testament and Women's Studies in Theology in the faculty of Catholic Theology of Münster University, Germany. In recent years, she has concentrated her research on topics related to biblical monotheism and Hellenistic Judaism and gender issues in the monotheistic religions. In 2005 her institute held the first German-language symposium on approaches to Theological Masculinity Studies (the proceedings were published as /Mannsbilder. Kritische Männerforschung und theologische Frauenforschung im Gespräch / Eds Marie-Theres Wacker & Stefanie Rieger-Goertz, 2006).