Migrant Workers as Marginalized People in Taiwan:A Reflection from Contextual Theology

Ya-Tang Chuang
2018 Estudos de Religião  
Migrant workers are marginalized and suffering people in Taiwan at present-day. There are discussions about issue of migrant worker from economical, legal, political and cultural perspectives, but rarely from religious aspects. In this paper, the author intends to approach it from the aspect of contextual theology. Firstly, the author would analyze the marginalized situations of migrant workers in Taiwan. In a sense, they are what contextual theologian identified as marginalized and suffering
more » ... ople or so called "minjung." Secondly, the author would observe how Christian churches and institutes respond to the plight of migrant workers by practicing missio Dei. Thirdly, the author would reflect the theological meaning of migrant workers by interpreting the biblical texts and the parable of Jesus concerning the kingdom of God, and point out to do justly, to be compassionate and to practice hospitality to migrant workers are imperative of social ethics of Christians at present-day.
doi:10.15603/2176-1078/er.v32n3p325-343 fatcat:imk4z4ucejfmdp6xjd6pzjzaky