Persons interested in exploring the relationship between theological reflection, religious activities and the everyday experience of Caribbean peoples are invited to this year’s 19th Conference on ‘Theology in the Caribbean Today’ (CTCT) in Paramaribo, Suriname, June 11–15.
Under the theme Laudato Si: Caribbean Responses, the conference calls for theologians, pastors, pastoral workers, scholars, theology students and activists’ papers on ecology and spirituality, theology and the environment, climate change, the survival and rights of indigenous peoples, or any other area of research involving theological reflection.
Because of their physical location, Caribbean islands are considered disaster hotspots, vulnerable to devastating storms and hurricanes and the potential adverse effects of climate change and rising sea-levels, including greater coastal flooding and damage to shorelines.
The recent catastrophic impact of hurricanes and tropical storms on the region, coupled with rising sea-levels, indiscriminate plastic waste disposal, deforestation and other environmental challenges, all make Pope Francis’ call to action on climate change in Laudato Si’ poignantly relevant.
For further information on Suriname 2018, please visit caribbeantheologytoday.net; on Facebook ‘CaribbeanTheologyToday’ or e-mail Bernadette Salandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.