Tag Archives: Refugees

Gathering in relation to allow new beginnings in our world

On the 15th, 16th and 17th of September 2016 the Anthropos ‘Con-ference‘ took place. We gathered and were gathered by a shared topic, a meshwork of threads of theological anthropology in which ‘relation, vulnerability and love’ were further explored as … Continue reading

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Nowhere to escape if God does not make a way: a reflection out of an African refugee camp

By guest blogger Jacques Baeni Mwendabandu, student at Regis University through Jesuit Common Higher Education at the Margin in Dzaleka “Then they cried to the Lord in their troubles, and he delivered them out of their distresses” (Psalm, 107: 6. … Continue reading

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Hallowing bare life

Excerpt taken from “The Duty of Care to Refugees, Christian Cosmopolitanism, and the Hallowing of Bare Life”, Bretherton Luke, Studies in Christian Ethics (2006), 19(1), 39-61. Refugees and bare life as gift Arendt suggests that one of the reasons nation-states … Continue reading

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Fear, faith, asylum seekers

Excerpts from Susanna Snyder, “Encountering Asylum Seekers: An Ethic of Fear or Faith?” Studies in Christian Ethics 24/3 (2011) 350-366: Cosmopolitanization and fear for asylum seekers ‘International migration is part of a transnational revolution that is reshaping societies and politics … Continue reading

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Being human ‘on the ground’: ‘reality Ubuntu’

Excerpt taken from Ubuntu, Migration and Ministry. Being Human in a Johannesburg Church (2014), p.387-388, written by Elina Hankela. “Can you imagine what would happen in this world if we accepted that fact about ourselves – that whether we like … Continue reading

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Human uniqueness and the African spirit of Ubuntu

  The academic ubuntu discourse presents an ethic of ubuntu as one that treasures a set of relational qualities or virtues that contribute to certain kinds of human relationships that reflect interdependence in community: openness to others, affirming others (e.g. … Continue reading

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Migrant Children, Grace and Vulnerability

As part of CST’s participation in the Interfaith Weekend of Compassion and Prayer for Unaccompanied Migrant Children (July 18-20, 2014), Rev. Dr. Duane Bidwell, full Professor of Pastoral Theology, Spiritual Care, and Counseling at the Claremont School of Theology, shared … Continue reading

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