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Lunchtime Seminar: “The Global Governance of Migration and the Catholic Church: beyond the 'Pope Francis effect” 1pm, Friday 28 April 2017

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Will take place in Seminar room B3, at the Institute of Criminology at 1pm.
Lunchtime Seminar: “The Global Governance of Migration and the Catholic Church: beyond the 'Pope Francis effect” 1pm, Friday 28 April 2017

People of God. Marcello Silvestri www.marcellosilvestri.com

“The Global Governance of Migration and the Catholic Church: beyond the 'Pope Francis effect”

Dr Sara Silvestri presents some highlights from work in progress analysing the contribution of the Christian churches, especially the Catholic to the management of refugee crises and migration flows. With opportunity to discuss.

 

This seminar will present some highlights from work in
progress analysing the contribution of the Christian churches,
especially the Catholic to the management of refugee crises and
migration flows. While using examples from the European and US context
the paper reflects on the global role of the Catholic church both in
terms of institutional perspective and from the view point of the moral
values and the political theology at the heart of the Christian
tradition. Finally it highlights the sui generis position of the
Catholic church vis a' vis policy and academic debates on the Global
Governance of Migration


Dr Sara Silvestri is Affiliated Lecturer in the POLIS department in
Cambridge a Bye Fellow of St Edmund's College. She is also Senior
Lecturer in Religion and International Politics at City, University of
London and Director of Research at the Von Huegel Intitute for Critical
Catholic Inquiry, where she has coordinated a project (initially funded
by Cammigres then by the Plater Trust) on the contribution of Catholic
NGOs to migration policy in the UK. While somehow connected to that
project this current paper is a novel trajectory of research as it
expands on the global scene and theoretical concepts related to global
governance and to how to engage with faith (ideas and actors) in
international politics.