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Robert Schreiter, CPPS, receives Yves Congar Award

January 10, 2013

On January 9, 2013, the Department of Theology and Philosophy of  Barry University, located in Miami Shores, Florida, conferred the Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence upon Robert Schreiter, CPPS, CTU's Vatican Council II Professor of Theology. The Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence recognizes the contributions of contemporary theologians who embody the spirit of Cardinal Yves Congar, OP (1904-1995), by working, writing, and teaching in light of the tradition while moving that tradition forward to meeting the challenges of today.

The Rev. Schreiter is a priest and member of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. He has published seventeen books in the areas of inculturation, world mission, and reconciliation. Among them are Constructing Local TheologiesThe New Catholicity: Theology between the Global and the LocalReconciliation: Mission and Ministry in a Changing Social Order; and The Ministry of Reconciliation: Spirituality and Strategies. Schreiter has chapters in a further hundred-twenty books, and more than one hundred-fifty articles in academic and church journals and his publications have appeared in twenty-one languages.

He is past president of both the American Society of Missiology and of the Catholic Theological Society of America. In addition to holding guest professorships at universities in Germany and the Netherlands, he has lectured in over fifty countries around the world. For twelve years Schreiter served as a theological consultant to Caritas Internationalis for its programs in reconciliation and peacebuilding, and continues to work with organizations and groups around the world in peacebuilding.

He lectures in academic and church circles on inculturation, intercultural communication, reconciliation, religious life, and world mission.