Association of Practical Theology in Oceania (APTO)

2023 APTO Conference
On the move! Migration and Practical Theology: Emerging challenges, experiences, and responses from across Oceania.

Tuesday, 28 November 2023 (Evening) - Friday, 1 December 2023

The University of Otago - Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand

The focus of the 2023 APTO conference will be migration, which affects millions of people today. Some migrants leave their countries of origin in search of a better life and economic opportunities. Others leave their countries by necessity because of war, conflict, and natural disasters. Some for other reasons.

How do we welcome the stranger in our midst? How do we ensure they have what is needed to lead a decent life? How do we right the wrongs of the past?

This conference explores the range of theological, cultural, ethical, historical and spiritual issues associated with migration in the region of Oceania. All the disciplines of practical theology will be brought to bear on both an analysis of the issues, and point the way to effective solutions.

Keynote speakers and call for papers to be circulated very soon!


Researchers, scholars and practitioners of practical theology in Oceania. Working together through scholarship and service to bring the Gospel into dialogue with the diverse cultures of Oceania