An Intercultural Theology of Migration by Tulud Cruz

By Tulud Cruz

Drawing at the adventure of migrant girls family employees, theological ethics, and liberationist theologies, this ebook deals an intercultural theology of migration that arises from the (dis)continuities, (im)mobilities, and (dis)empowerment embedded in

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69 Chit Rosqueta-Valencia, “I am a Filipina,” TNT Hong Kong Vol. 2, No. 7 (September 1996): 16. 38 chapter one becomes like a millstone hanging over their neck. 70 They feel guilty they have left their children in the care of others, while they take care of the children of others. 72 They feel afraid, that their children will drift away from them, because someone else is doing the nurturing. ” It appeals to mothers’ feeling guilty about the possibility of inflicting permanent traumas upon their children on account of their having to take on jobs outside the home.

They have to learn to fend for themselves and fight for their rights on their own. There is no protector brother or father, husband or boyfriend to run to, as they have been taught or are used to. K. they have to earn a living and learn to be politically and economically independent to a certain extent. They have to adjust to the effects of their (increased) economic value, and the relative degree of economic independence they experience with a paid job. Politically, they have to adjust from being followers of their parents,’ older brother’s, or husband’s decisions to becoming, to a certain extent, decisionmakers.

As for my family, gusto ko silang matuto! [I want them to learn to be independent]. . I have my own life to lead. ”64 Nora‘s plight exposes the inner tension, common to many other young DHs, who have become sole breadwinners of the family. ”65 DHs then become the females in their own families—daughters, sisters, wives, mothers—whose education and career are not family priorities. They become the women, whom their own families, communities, and countrywo/men, perceive as doing the work they best know how to do and trained for, that is, domestic work.

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