Church in an Age of Global Migration

A Moving Body

  • Editors
  • Susanna Snyder
  • Joshua Ralston
  • Agnes M. Brazal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction: Moving Body

    1. Susanna Snyder
      Pages 1-19
  3. Denominational Visions of Migrant Ecclesiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Gioacchino Campese
      Pages 23-34
    3. Joshua Ralston
      Pages 35-50
    4. Néstor Medina
      Pages 65-80
  4. Reimagining Traditional Ecclesial Tasks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Kristin E. Heyer
      Pages 83-98
    3. HyeRan Kim-Cragg, Stephen Burns
      Pages 113-129
    4. Cláudio Carvalhaes
      Pages 131-145
    5. Alana Harris
      Pages 159-173
    6. Michael Sepidoza Campos
      Pages 175-184
  5. New Ecclesial Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Agnes M. Brazal, Randy Odchigue
      Pages 187-199
    3. Daniel Chetti
      Pages 201-215
    4. Jennifer Drago
      Pages 217-226
    5. Deogratias M. Rwezaura
      Pages 227-237
    6. Moses Biney
      Pages 239-254
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 255-266

About this book


Migration has become a defining feature of the contemporary age. It has brought about significant changes in political, economic, social, and religious landscapes. This volume explores a question that has been little considered to date: how are churches being transformed in the face of global migration? The book features contributors from diverse national, denominational, cultural, professional, and linguistic backgrounds. Their essays reveal the ways in which migrants and the phenomenon of migration expose longstanding gaps and failings within Christian communities. However, the prevalence of migration and migrants simultaneously opens up fresh possibilities for churches to grow, renew, becoming more authentic, dynamic, and diverse. Church in an Age of Global Migration presents a collage of embodied ecclesial practices, understandings, and realities that have emerged and are continuing to develop in the face of global migration. Committed to transnational and ecumenical dialogue, and to integrating practical and theoretical perspectives, this volume is the first to offer an in-depth analysis of the ways in which churches are being changed by migrants.


Church Migration Immigration Ecclesiology Refugees Theology

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55616-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-51812-5
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