Religion, Spirituality, and the Refugee Experience in Melbourne, Australia, 1990s-2010 (Hardcover)

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Religion, Spirituality, and the Refugee Experience in Melbourne, Australia, 1990s-2010 (Hardcover)

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An in-depth study of selected refugees from Ethiopia, Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan, this book examines the relationship between the refugees' religious and spiritual beliefs and the refugee experience. Susan P. Ennis takes a close look at the circumstances of refugees' flight, their asylum, and their initial period of settlement in Melbourne, Australia during the period between the nineteen nineties and the early twenty-first century. Ennis finds that a sense of religiosity seemed to aid the refugees, in some way, during all stages of their journey. Furthermore, nearly half of the refugees she studied reported a shift in their religiosity over the course of their emigration. Based on her research, Ennis puts forward a framework of religiosity and the refugee experience grounded in shifting typologies at each stage of the refugee journey.
Susan Ennis has coordinated and taught English language programs to newly arrived adult refugees/immigrants in Melbourne, Australia for over thirty years. She has also taught in Turkey, China (during the Tiananmen Square incident), and Cambodia (during the UN mandate).
Product Details ISBN: 9781137563774
ISBN-10: 113756377X
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2016
Pages: 237
Language: English