Francisco J. Peláez-Díaz

PhD Candidate | Religion & Society

Francisco J. Peláez-Díaz
Religion & Society

Francisco J. Peláez-Díaz’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, Peláez-Díaz 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. He earned his ThM with emphasis in Christian ethics from Princeton Theological Seminary. His current research is being supported by a doctoral fellowship from the Forum for Theological Exploration for the academic year 2018–2019.

Curriculum Vitae

Migration as a Way of the Cross: Ignacio Ellacuría’s Notion of “Crucified Peoples” for Theological Reframing of Central American Migrant Experience

Mark Lewis Taylor (Chair)
Afeosemime Adogame
Raimundo César Barreto Jr.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church, Crystal City, Missouri

Joshua Noah, Class of 2015

“Through my field education placement at Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey, I discovered my gift to minister to all age groups.”