This work is about Christian peacebuilding in Burma in relation to the ongoing militarization in that country. It proposes a public practical theology of peacebuilding for Burma. Militarization has victimized many people there. Burma needs peace. Christians can contribute to the peacebuilding work in Burma. This work explores how Christians make a difference in this process.
Using practice-theory-practice method, this work navigates through a thick description of the past and present situation of conflict in Burma, and then addresses the reasons that kept Christians from becoming actively involved in this situation. Through a theology of peace and peacebuilding, it offers biblical foundations for Christian social commitment. After a critical assessment of peacebuilding practices by Christians in Burma, this work proposes a comprehensive approach to peacebuilding. This process of peacebuilding seeks to move Burma beyond the ceasefire phase into a permanent peace through right relationship among all the people of this country.
|Advisor:||Cortés, Ondina A.|
|Commitee:||Froehle, Bryan T., Tan, Sharon|
|School:||St. Thomas University|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/3(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Theology, Peace Studies, Religion|
|Keywords:||Burma civil war, Christian peacebuilding, Militarization, Practical theology, Theology of reconciliation|
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