An Intercultural Theology of Migration (Studies in by Tulud Cruz

By Tulud Cruz

Drawing at the event of migrant ladies family staff, theological ethics, and liberationist theologies, this publication deals an intercultural theology of migration that arises from the (dis)continuities, (im)mobilities, and (dis)empowerment embedded in

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All around them are strange faces. Their loved ones are not around. Hence, they suffer from “home-sickness,” or the loneliness that is born out of a longing for home. This is, then, intensified by the difficulties imposed by the difference in the physical geography. The weather alone creates adjustment problems. Being used to only two seasons (wet and dry) DHs have to acclimatize themselves to four. Although many of them look forward to experiencing winter and seeing snow for the first time, they still express problems regarding weather adjustment, especially during winter.

I don’t know how to use the telephone. A Filipina approached me and asked me if I have already eaten. She gave me money and told me I can already go and eat at McDonalds. 18 The transport system, with its sophisticated double-decker bus, can also fluster a DH who will be using it for the first time. In fact one of the jokes on “Maria the stupid DH”19 is very much reflective of this form of problem. K. and was asked to accompany her employer on the bus. They went up the upper deck. When the bus started moving, Maria stood up abruptly: Employer: What’s the matter?

The popular expression that a woman “is good only for the home” underscores the view that she is indeed biologically suited for childcare and housekeeping. For reason of physical weakness, her rightful place is in the home where she can perform “lighter tasks” and be better protected from harm and danger by the male species. . Cultural beliefs that regulate the physical mobility of females also find justification in women’s physical weakness. . They are expected to stay in the house most of the time and limit their social activities to those held close to home.

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