Francisco J. Peláez-Díaz
Religion & Society
Francisco’s research focuses on the appropriation of the notion of the crucified peoples – as coined by Latin American theologian Ignacio Ellacuría – by Central American migrants in their journey to the U.S. through Mexico. More broadly, he is interested in the religious and ethical aspects of the causes and effects of human migration in the context of globalization. Being an immigrant himself and having worked as an ordained pastor among immigrants in a multiethnic/multiracial PC(USA) congregation, Francisco is convinced that through his work as an educator, religious leaders and people of faith can be inspired and compelled to play a revolutionary role in addressing the challenges presented by the growing phenomenon of global migration. Francisco earned his ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary. His current research is being supported by a Hispanic Theological Initiative/Luce fellowship for the academic year 2016–2017.
Migration as a Way of the Cross: Ignacio Ellacuría’s Notion of “Crucified Peoples” for Theological Reframing of Central American Migrant Experience
“My call as a pastor centers on shaping a community where people can connect and be real with each other and God.”