A Graduate School of Theology and Ministry

Global Migration: What’s Happening, and Why? A Just Response

Spring Lecture Series 2018

Charles Strain, PhD

Professor of Religious Studies and Peace & Justice Studies

DePaul University


In our global society, people as well as goods, services, and technologies are flowing across national borders. More than 244 million people are living outside the country of their birth. More than 65 million people   are refugees or internally displaced people. These fellow human beings have not always received a warm welcome. What do the virtues of hospitality and solidarity require of us but,  more  importantly,  what does justice require of those of us who are fortunate enough to be born into a country where we are not forced to migrate?


This course will explore a wide range of modes of global migration, including those involving the dynamics of refugees, political asylum seekers, internally displaced peoples, so-called “climate change migrants,” and documented and undocumented migrants to the U.S. It will probe beneath the headlines of the moment to look at the causes of migration and will focus on assisting and resourcing students in their cultivation of their own ministerial perspective and commitment with respect to issues of global migration.


Lectures take place in Room 210 of the Academic and Conference Center, 5416 South Cornell Avenue, Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m.

Weekly lecture dates are January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,

February 7, 21, 28

March 7, 14, 21, and April 4


All lectures are open to the public.
You may attend for $150 for the full series, or $15 per lecture.
Register online at ctu.edu/lecturespring_2018.


For a downloadable and printable registration form, click here.

For a downloadable and printable flyer: click here.


Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
For information regarding registration contact Maria de Jesus Lemus at 772.371.5453 or registrar@ctu.edu