Marist Contributes to Theology
Marist Faustino (Tito) Cruz currently serves as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry.
In April he will travel to Oslo, Norway to attend the biennial conference of the International Academy of Practical Theology (IAPT). Pending confirmation by members at the conference, Tito will serve a two-year term as Vice-President after serving on IAPT's executive board as a member-at-large and treasurer since 2013.
The purpose of the International Academy of Practical Theology is the study of and critical reflection on practical theological thought and action. IAPT is the most comprehensive and most international body in its field. At the IAPT conference Tito will present his current research, a critical theological reflection entitled Migrant teachers: reframing enslaved spaces of imported labor in the United States.
Through the lens of migration ethics and practical theology,
his research examines how enslaved spaces of imported labor
could be dismantled and reformed in the United States and beyond.
Tito writes of the potential of his work: "My current research will inform a possible special topics course on the intersection among religion, ethics, and immigration at a time when pastoral leaders struggle to find an effective response to the crisis of global migration."