The Association of Practical Theology (APT) will gather at Fordham this spring, bringing together various members of the theological, scholarly and activist communities to discuss the role theology plays in everyday life. This will be the 33rd biennial gathering of the APT. This year’s conference will focus on the theme of migration, which was partially inspired by the conference’s New York location. APT President Tom Beaudoin, Ph.D., a Fordham associate professor of religion in the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, discussed the connection between theology and migration. “We’ll be looking at all kinds of migration — forced and chosen migrations across borders, migrations through the prison system, migration into and out of religions, migrations through the journey of faith and spirituality — and asking how we are contributing to life in places where migration is happening.” The conference will also deal with contemporary issues, such as the Black Lives Matter movement.
Compiled by Michael Byrne and Theresa Schliep