An Intercultural Theology of Migration by Tulud Cruz

By Tulud Cruz

Drawing at the adventure of migrant ladies household employees, theological ethics, and liberationist theologies, this e-book bargains an intercultural theology of migration that arises from the (dis)continuities, (im)mobilities, and (dis)empowerment embedded in

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The proposal naturally drew flak from the DHs, who fought against it, until the Executive Council mediated and allowed them to use the said public park and road again. The Battle of Chater Road is a significant event because it brought into the open the low regard for the Filipina, especially for the DH, that Filipinas have been experiencing all along in the hands of the Chinese. Hong Kong Land, Central District’s most powerful landlord, started the conflict by proposing the re-opening of Chater Road to public traffic on Sundays, amidst the very public knowledge, that the 48 Nicole Constable, “Dolls, T-Birds, and Ideal Workers: The Negotiation of Filipino Identity in Hong Kong” in Home and Hegemony: Domestic Service and Identity Politics in South and Southeast Asia.

Also presents constraints on the DHs. K. counts as one of these constraints. Most DHs were born, raised, and live(d) in the countryside with its wide open spaces. Though poor they are used to living in houses that have ample space. Hence, the cramped space that characterizes most of their workplace, which the DHs compare to an “icebox,” “prison,”17 or to one of the incommodious tenement buildings in 17 Elizabeth Apuya, “Money or a Day Off ”, TNT Hong Kong Vol. 2, No. 2 (March 1996): 5, for instance says: “It’s okay for the employers.

CCA Urban Rural Mission), 82. J. Pidgeon, “Challenging the Christian Community,” TNT Hong Kong Vol. 5, No. 4 (April 1999): 6–7. This is especially true for commercialized charismatic groups, which preach a religion that does not talk about nor does something about the DHs’ oppressive conditions but instead lulls them into a false sense of security. 35 The problematic experiences DHs get out of their strong tendency to draw upon their Christian (especially Catholic) religion is not only external but also internal.

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