Associate Professor of Intercultural Theology and Ministry
Bacc Theol, University of the Holy Spirit, Lebanon
STL, Eastern Christian Studies, Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome
DEA., Systematic Theology, University of Strasbourg, France
PhD, Systematic Theology, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto
School of Theology, University of Toronto
Michel’s main areas of research and teaching include religion, violence and peace, theologies of inter-religious dialogue, and intercultural theology. The foci of his current research is on reconciliation of the church with the Indigenous peoples of the Americas, and the developments among the Christian communities of the Middle East since the European colonial period.
“Christian Communities of the Middle East: Persecuted Minorities or Indigenous Peoples?,” Concilium 3 (2017): 77–83.
“The Church and the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: In-Between Colonization and Reconciliation,” NTR 29, no. 1 (September 2016): 42–45.
“Pope Francis and the Indigenous Peoples: Why a Visit to Chiapas?,” The Ecumenist 53, no. 4 (Fall 2016): 1–5.
“Christian Communities in the Middle East and Islam: A Shift in the Understanding of Mission among Eastern Catholic Churches,” in Mission for Diversity: Exploring Christian Mission in the Contemporary World, ed. Elochukwu E. Uzukwu, vol. 8, Interreligious Studies (Zürich: Lit Verlag, 2015), 171–86.
“Practices of Plural Spiritualities in a Secular Society: Circles of Reconciliation with Aboriginal Peoples in Quebec,” in Plural Spiritualities: North American Experiences, ed. Robert J. Schreiter, vol. 14, Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change, VIII (Washington, D.C.: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2015), 91–109.