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A theological response to the tragedy of refugees and internally displaced persons in Africa

CUEA Interdisciplinary Session of the Faculty of Theology and the Department of Religious Studies (9th 2005 Catholic University of Eastern Africa)

A theological response to the tragedy of refugees and internally displaced persons in Africa

proceedings of the Ninth Interdisciplinary Session of the Faculty of Theology, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa

by CUEA Interdisciplinary Session of the Faculty of Theology and the Department of Religious Studies (9th 2005 Catholic University of Eastern Africa)

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Published by CUEA Publications in Nairobi .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMuema, Peter ... [et al.] ; editor: Sewe-K"Ahenda.
ContributionsMuema, Peter., Ahenda, Sewe-K"., Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
The Physical Object
Pagination186 p. :
Number of Pages186
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23178392M
ISBN 109966909524
LC Control Number2007380809

  Two members of the Jesuit Refugee Service highlighted the plight of the internally displaced in an online press conference from the Vatican press office in Rome this morning, May Joseph Cassar. "In Humanity in Crisis, moral theologian and social ethicist David Hollenbach, SJ provides a powerful framework for responding to the complex, large-scale humanitarian crises that have forcibly displaced record numbers of human important volume lifts up major debates in the refugee studies field, illustrates them with case studies, and identifies religious, ethical and legal.

On World Refugee Day—celebrated each year on June 20—we lift up the lives of millions of refugees and pledge our support for all who have been displaced around the world. Why they leave Two-thirds of all refugees come from only five countries: Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia.   In , the world witnessed a global refugee crisis of historic proportions, with the number of refugees and displaced people reaching 65 million world-wide – the largest number since World War II. Whether addressing the needs of those displaced by war, climate change, or ethnic- .

Forced displacement (also forced migration) is the involuntary or coerced movement of a person or people away from their home or home movement may have been caused by a variety of factors including natural disasters, violence, ethnic cleansing, individual or group persecution, droughts, civil wars, deportation and population transfer. [citation needed] The UNHCR defines 'forced. Human Rights and Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and Migrant Workers: Essays in Memory of Joan Fitzpatrick and Arthur Helton Volume 10 of Refugees and human rights / Refugees and human rights: Editors: Anne Fruma Bayefsky, Joan M. Fitzpatrick, Arthur C. Helton: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: BRILL, ISBN: ,


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A theological response to the tragedy of refugees and internally displaced persons in Africa by CUEA Interdisciplinary Session of the Faculty of Theology and the Department of Religious Studies (9th 2005 Catholic University of Eastern Africa) Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. A theological response to the tragedy of refugees and internally displaced persons in Africa: proceedings of the Ninth Interdisciplinary Session of the Faculty of Theology, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

[Peter Muema; Sewe-K' Ahenda; Catholic University of Eastern Africa.;]. Inculturation: A Response”: Theology of Inculturation in Africa Today: Methods, Praxis and Mission, African Christian Studies CUEA Publications,Ryan, P.

(editor) pp “Special Attention to the Tragedy of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons Within Africa in light of the Bible”: A Theological Response to the Tragedy of.

In this book, Rev. David Hollenbach, S.J., examines the causes of and presents ethical solutions to the global refugee crisis responsible for seeing the greatest number of forced migrants and internally displaced persons in modern history.

The situation of internally displaced persons is an “often unseen tragedy that the global the tragic fate of the displaced and refugees.” would mean to have a theology.

Cosponsored by Jesuit Refugee Service and Catholic Relief Services. Forthcoming from Georgetown University Press, early Many of the world’s millions of refugees and internally displaced persons are in Africa. Protection of the human rights of these people is highly uncertain and unpredictable.

Many. A chapter on internally displaced persons (IDPs) stands out from the other chapters in this volume in that it concerns internal rather than international migrants; and people who are therefore almost always citizens of the country where they have migrated or been displaced.

In addition to providing an overview of the institutional, political, and normative elements of the response to internal. 8 Again and Again: the UN’s Betrayal of the Internally Displaced in South and Central Iraq, 9 Taliban-run Afghanistan: the Politics of Closed Border and Protection 10 Non-Refoulement through Time: the Case for a Derogation Clause to the Refugee Convention in Mass Influx Emergencies.

A Theology of Migration and Refugees before. The labels that are assigned to these people reflect their circumstances. The terms migrant, immigrant, refugee, and internally displaced persons are often used interchangeably, although they carry different nuances.

migrant, forced migrant, immigrant, undocumented, internally displaced. Key facts about the global refugee crisis. Inthe number of people of concern to UNHCR, the UN’s Refugee Agency—refugees, returnees, stateless persons, and internally displaced people—rose % over the year before, up to million people.

4 More than half of the world’s refugees came from three countries: Syria ( million), Afghanistan ( million), and South Sudan. But the refugee crisis is also about ‘us’ – what we, living in far greater comfort, stand for, and how we see our place in the world.

It is a test of our character. Pass the test and rescue not just refugees but ourselves.” The challenge is immense with over 70 million refugees and internally displaced people. spite of this, the needs of the internally displaced people and those of the refugees are often the same.

Maloney () argues that if the number of the internally displaced people is added to that of refugees in the official sense, about 1 0 per cent of the total population of Sub-Saharan Africa is displaced. Last year, the United Nations Refugee Agency, estimated that there were more than 14 million persons of concern (including refugees, returnees, stateless people, internally displaced persons and asylum-seekers) in the region.

This represents more than 70 per cent of all displaced people in Africa, and more than one-fifth globally. The majority of forced displacement movements in Africa happen within its territory, forcing the continent to shoulder a large burden – hosting nearly 20% of the world’s refugees and 30% of the world’s Internally Displaced Persons.

Displaced people consist of Refugees, who cross international borders, and Internally Displaced Persons, who. Pray for refugees.

The number of people displaced by war, conflict, or persecution is at a record high of million, according to the U.N. refugee agency. Some are refugees; others are displaced within their countries’ borders. The leading countries of internally displaced persons include Sudan, Angola, Myanmar, Turkey, and Iraq.

Refugee organizations estimate that there are between million IDP's worldwide. Some consider the hundreds of thousands of evacuees from Hurricane Katrina in as internally displaced persons.

Africa continued to host the largest number of refugees of any continent inwith some 7 mil-lion refugees, internally displaced persons and other people being helped by UNHCR. It was also in Africa that the number of people returning to their countries was the highest.

The situation in the Great Lakes region remained a serious con. The challenges of forced migration – refugees, asylum‐seekers and internally displaced people – are among the biggest facing the world today. No country is left untouched. Some voices paint the issue as a security threat.

Others say refugees and migrants are an economic problem and social burden. Tragedy and Triumph- Mozambique Refugees in Southern Africa Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Focuses on how war has affected the health, education and economic conditions for Mozambican refugees still living in refugee camps. It gives special focus to the situation of these refugees in South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania and Swaziland.

The Vatican’s migrant and refugee office has released a booklet with guidance on how the Church might respond to the problem of people internally displaced within their own countries due to.

In line with its mandate to ensure the inclusion of IDPs, INEC embarked on voter registration drives between July and August and sensitization exercises from August to January in designated IDP camps.

Displaced persons were registered and issued temporary voter cards. IDPs were also able to report lost voter cards for replacement. Official figures classify some fifty million of the world’s people as 'victims of forced displacement'.

Refugees, asylum seekers, disaster victims, the internally displaced and the temporarily tolerated - categories of the excluded proliferate, but many more are left out of count.

In the face of this tragedy, humanitarian action increasingly seems the only possible response.The remainder of this article will address the refugee situation from the book of James. It will isolate several themes that are valuable for consideration and then bring these to bear upon some of the current Christian responses.

2. Theological themes from James relating to refugees. .Human rights journalist Agus Morales tries to answer this vivid question through this book. In the process, he defines a few other terms for the refugee population, viz. migrants, internally displaced persons, and returnees, and explains how they are one and the same, even though laws/rights significantly vary for each of those groups/5(39).