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Steering Committee 2014-2017

Steering Committee 2014-2017

In Order to better represent the global reality of the Catholic community of scholars, the Network Council Meeting 2014 in Belo Horizonte, July 16-20, took the decision that the Steering Committee would be composed of five members, representing North- and South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

The Steering Committee 2014-2017 is composed of:.




Vice Presidents:

Nancy Pineda-Madrid (CTSA and ACHTUS / USA), Boston College,



Kochurani Abraham (EWA, IWTF, ITA / India) (2016-2017)



The Steering Committee after the election on July 19, 2014


Further information on the Steering Committee Members

Martin M. Lintner, born in 1972 in Bozen/Bolzano (South Tyrol, Italy), member of the Order of the Servants of Mary (OSM); lives in Innsbruck (Tyrol, Austria) and is Professor for Moral Theology at the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule in Brixen/Bressanone (South Tyrol, Italy) since 2009; was lecturer from 2006–2009 of Moral Theology and Social Doctrine of the Church at the Pontifical Theological Faculty “Marianum” in Rome; completed his doctorate 2006 at the Theological Faculty of the University of Vienna on “The Ethics of Gift” after studying Theology at Innsbruck, Vienna and Rome (Pontificia Università Gregoriana); President of the EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR CATHOLIC THEOLOGY (2013–2015) and member of the European Regional Committee of CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL ETHICS IN THE WORLD CHURCH; most recent monograph: Den Eros entgiften. Plädoyer für eine tragfähige Sexualmoral und Beziehungsethik, (Weger/Tyrolia 22013); co-editor of the Brixner Theologisches Jahrbuch; various articles on Bioethics, sexual moral and family ethics as well as in fundamental moral theology. [up]

Nancy Pineda-Madrid is Associate Professor of Theology and U.S. Latina/o Ministry at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. She holds a Ph.D, in systematic and philosophical theology from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, CA) and a Master of Divinity degree from Seattle University.   In 2011 Dr. Pineda-Madrid published Suffering and Salvation in Ciudad Juárez (Fortress, 2011), the first book to offer a theological interpretation of suffering and salvation in light the tragic killing of women known as feminicide. She does constructive work in soteriology and has published in several edited collections and theology journals. More recently she co-edited and contributed to the book, Hope: Promise, Possibility and Fulfillment (Paulist Press, 2013). Currently she is working on a book that advances a theological interpretation of the religious symbol of Guadalupe. She is President Elect of the ACADEMY OF CATHOLIC HISPANIC THEOLOGIANS OF THE UNITED STATES (ACHTUS). In 2012 her work was recognized when she received the Loretto Legacy Award for Religion and Theology. She has given lectures throughout the United States, and in Mexico, Canada, Brazil and Germany. She has more than a decade of professional experience in pastoral leadership and ministry at the national, archdiocesan and parish levels. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband Larry Gordon. [up]

Érico João Hammes possui graduação em Teologia pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (1979), graduação em Filosofia pela Faculdade de Filosofia Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição (1978), mestrado em Teologia Sistemática pela Pontificia Università Gregoriana (1987), doutorado em Teologia Sistemática pela mesma Universidade (1995) e estágio pós-doutoral em Cristologia e Paz na Universidade de Tübingen, Alemanha (2010-2011). Atualmente é professor titular da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, no curso de Mestrado e Graduação em Teologia. Realiza pesquisas em Educação para a Paz e a Não Violência, Filosofia da Religião, Teologia e Ciências, Hermenêutica. Integra a Comissão de Diálogo Bilateral Católico-Luterano da CNBB e é avaliador do SINAES-INEP. Vice-presidente da SOCIEDADE BRASILEIRA DE TEOLOGIA E CIÊNCIAS DA RELIGIÃO (SOTER). Tem experiência na área de Teologia, com ênfase em Cristologia, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: cristologia, teologia, trindade, Igreja, América Latina, Paz e Não Violência. [up]

Gaston Ogui was born on July 6, 1964, in Pira, Hills Department, Benin. He is a diocesan priest. In September 2010 he was appointed professor of Systematic Theology at the Catholic University of West Africa (CUWA) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where he is head of the Department of Systematic Theology. He is the president of the CATHOLIC SOCIETY OF THEOLOGIANS OF BENIN. With Dr Francis Barbey, he is the author of Penséesthéologiquesetcommunicationnelles: Comment l’Afriquepeut-elledéfendre sonidentitédans le jeuuniversel? (Paris:L’Harmattan, 2012). He has published many significant articles on African Christianity, andhis second book,forthcoming from L’Harmattan, is entitledCohabitation interculturelle au Bénin:Poids des préjugésethniquesetquête de la paix. Dr Ogui’s primary research interests are theological anthropology and inter-cultural theology. [up]

James McEvoy is senior lecturer in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at Australian Catholic University, lectures in systematic theology, and is a priest of the Archdiocese of Adelaide in South Australia. For almost two decades prior to 2014 he taught at Catholic Theological College and Flinders University Department of Theology. His doctoral thesis was in the fields of theological and philosophical anthropology, studying the works of Karl Rahner and Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor. Among other journals, he has published in Theological Studies, The Heythrop Journal, Pacifica, and Australian Catholic Record. He is the author of Leaving Christendom for Good: Church-World Dialogue in a Secular Age (Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2014). His current research studies the place of religion in the contemporary West and the church’s understanding of its role and social relationships in that context. He is the President of the AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION. [up]

Kochurani Abraham has a Licentiate in Systematic Theology from Comillas University, Madrid, and doctorate in Christian Studies with a focus on feminist theology from the University of Madras, India. She has worked as a Senior Fellow of Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) on a research project on Gender Education and has taught as a full time guest faculty in the Dept. of Christian Studies, University of Madras. She teaches feminist theology  and feminist spirituality as a visiting professor in some institutes of theological formation in India. She has been the coordinator of the Indian Women Theologian’s Forum (IWTF) and Ecclesia of Women in Asia (EWA). She is also an active member of Indian Theological Association, World Forum of Theology and Liberation and Indian Association of Women’s Studies. She has co-edited with Evelyn Monteiro The Concerns of Women: An Indian Theological Response (Bangalore: Dharmaram 2005) and with Agnes Brazal Feminist Cyberethics in Asia: Religious Discourses on Human Connectivity (New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2014) and writes on questions related to ecology, feminist theology and liberation issues in the Indian context. [up]

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