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MT Dávila

United States
Institution Merrimack College
Position Visiting Associate Professor of Practice, Religious and Theological Studies
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Recent Publications
  • “The Ministry of Accompaniment Among the Unhoused: Reconceiving the Spiritual Works of Mercy.” Street Homelessness and Catholic Theological Ethics. Edited by James Keenan and Mark McGreevy (2019).
  • “The Political Theology of Catholic Social Teaching.” T&T Clarke Handbook of Political Theology. Edited by Ruben Rosario Rodriguez (2019).
  • With Ruben Rosario, Teresa Delgado, and Victor Carmona. “U.S. Latino/a Contributions to the Field: Retrospect and Prospect.” Journal of the Society for Christian Ethics. Vol 38.2 (2018): 45-56.
  • “What Does Freedom Look Like When the Enemy is Within? Engaging Teresa Delgado’s A Puerto Rican Decolonial Theology: Prophesy Freedom.” Horizons. Vol 45.2 (December 2018): 412-419.
  • "The Option for the Poor in Catholic Social Teaching.” The Grace of Medellín: History, Theology and Legacy – Reflections on the Significance of Medellín on the Church in the United States. Edited by Margaret Guider, Ernesto Valiente, and Felix Palazzi (Miami, FL: Convivium Press, 2018).
  • “The Chuck-E-Cheese Challenge (Simple Living).” Encountering the Sacred: Feminist Reflections on Women’s Lives. Edited by Grace Kao and Rebecca Todd Peters (New York: Bloomsbury, 2018).
  • “Discussing Racial Justice in Light of 2016: Black Lives Matter, a Trump Presidency, and the Continued Struggle for Racial Justice.” Journal of Religious Ethics, 45.4 (2017): 761-792.
  • “Love and Justice in a Home with Mental Health Needs.” Parenting as Spiritual Practice and Source for Theology: Mothering Matters. Edited by Annie Hardison-Moody and Elizabeth Gandolfo (Palgrave McMillan, 2017).
  • “The Option for the Poor in Laudato Si: Connecting Care of Creation With Care for the Poor.” The Theological and Ecological Vision of Laudato Si: Everything is Connected. Edited by Vincent Miller (London, UK: Bloomsbury, 2017).
  • “Public Theology as Bridge Building.” Horizons (Spring 2017): 367-373.
  • Living With(Out) Borders: Theological Ethics and People on the Move. Co-edited with Agnes Brazal (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2016). **Winner - third place in the category “Immigration”, Catholic Press Association book prize.*
Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Fall 2016 – present, SCIENCE FOR SEMINARIES/DOSER, participant and grant director of the first cohort (Andover Newton Theological School) of this program run through the auspices of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; member of the review and advisory board (2018-present).
  • Fall 2006 – present, CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL ETHICS IN THE WORLD CHURCH, (2010-2016) planning committee: chair, regional committee for Latin America.
  • June 2001-Present, ACADEMY OF CATHOLIC HISPANIC THEOLOGIANS IN THE UNITED STATES, member, (2015-2019) four-year presidential cycle.
  • April 2005-present, SOCIETY FOR CHRISTIAN ETHICS, member. January 2010-2013, editorial board member, Journal of the Society for Christian Ethics; January 2016-2019, elected to the board of the SCE (three-year cycle).
  • November 1996-Present, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION, member; Co-chair, Liberation Theologies Unit.