Jesus and Migrants: Developing a Christian Understanding of Migration

Oblate School of Theology

Originally Published on OST.EDU

Thursday, November 2


Date and time

Thursday, November 2 · 7 – 8:30pm CDT



About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Dr. Aimee Hein | Jesus and Migrants: Developing a Christian Understanding of Migration

In recent decades, global migration has become a topic of intense focus and debate on the world stage. There is a cacophony of voices telling us who migrants are, why they are at our borders, and how we should think and feel about them. But what does our faith say? In this talk, Dr. Aimee Hein will offer insights from the Christian Tradition that can help us form a robustly Christian perspective on migration.


Dr. Aimee Hein is an Assistant Professor of Moral theology at Oblate School of Theology. She received her PhD in Theological Ethics from Boston College, where she also taught. In 2021 she was the recipient of the Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Teaching. Her dissertation, which is currently being reworked into a book with Fortress Press, synthesized resources from responsibility ethics, theology, and Indigenous studies in order to propose an immigration ethic centered on repairing relationships and promoting justice for migrants.

Dr. Hein published “Responsibility Ethics in the Age of Coronavirus: Considering Healthcare Access for Undocumented Immigrants,” in Health Progress, as well as book reviews in Theological Studies and Political Theology. Her work primarily focuses on responsibility, justice, migration, and peace-building. Alongside her academic work, she has also been a proud participant in the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization as well as a member of the Cambridge Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition.

This event will be recorded and will be available for viewing afterward.

In-person participants are encouraged to bring a light jacket or shawl, a writing pad and pen, and a reusable water bottle and/or coffee mug.

For information or to register by phone, contact Associate Registrar, Victoria Rodriguez, at or (210) 341-1366 EXT 240.