The Global Forum on Migration 2020


5th - 8th May 2020
Bogotá, Colombia

Thinking Theology gatherings have been an integral part of Tearfund’s envisioning strategy for the past five years, as they enable us to share and influence the church for an integral theology of mission and to deepen theological reflection on Christian development practice. They provide a space to bring together a diverse group of theologians, church leaders and development practitioners to reflect upon the way that the Bible can and should shape our engagement in poverty alleviation and community transformation.  

The Global Forum on Migration

Over the last few years, migration has become a high priority issue of global concern as millions seek refuge because of economic, social, political and humanitarian crises. Countless people have chosen to walk and/or travel with their children and family thousands of miles, crossing several borders and often faced with insecurity, inclement temperatures and climates, lack of food and shelter, extreme poverty, violation of human rights and violence. The consequence has not only led to policy reforms but also a rise in discrimination and xenophobia as migrants are often linked to the wave of violence or insecurity. Join us for this unique opportunity to convene with high level strategic thinkers from around the world to participate in theological reflection on migration and discuss the churches response to one of the most contentious yet relevant issues of today.


Tuesday 5th May to Friday 8th May 2020.


Bogotá, Colombia.

Registration and payment

All delegates must also complete a registration form to attend the event.
To view a full list of ticket prices and purchase your ticket please visit here. All prices include 3 nights accommodation and meals throughout the duration of the forum.

White papers

One key element of this forum is knowledge exchange. We therefore invite all delegates to prepare a white paper of 1,000 words to share your own theological perspective ahead of the gathering.

Papers should explore one of two areas: 
- Biblical theology: looking at migration narratives in the Bible
- Applied theology: articulating Christian responses to migration

The guidelines for the white papers can be viewed here.

Young Theologians
We are excited to have 12 places available to give young people aged between 18 - 35 the chance to be part of this event. It will be a unique opportunity to engage in higher-level theological reflection with theologians and strategic influencers from around the world on the topic of migration. A chance to build relationships and gain exposure to help you with your future goals and career development.

Please note applications for this opportunity have now closed.

Further information

For further information please email