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.
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)
Raimundo César Barreto Jr.