By M. Jan Holton

ISBN-10: 1498212417

ISBN-13: 9781498212410

ISBN-10: 1608992454

ISBN-13: 9781608992454

How perform a little groups worldwide who are suffering outrageous violence and trauma deal with, with few outdoors assets, not just to outlive, yet to thrive? September eleven, the devastation of storm Katrina, university shootings, and different occasions of group violence and trauma have taught us, as a country and a church, in regards to the basic value of establishing a being concerned neighborhood that fosters resilience and hope.
Building the Resilient Community takes a fresh flip of point of view through giving precedence not just to the officially expert voices of the West yet to these one of the so much marginalized and invisible on this planet: refugees. in response to ethnographic learn in Kakuma Refugee Camp and distant villages of southern Sudan, Holton offers a communal case research of a gaggle of devoutly Christian refugees often called the misplaced Boys of Sudan and asks the query, may possibly they've got anything to educate us approximately being a resilient community?
As Holton investigates their deeply embedded cultural and spiritual ideals that nurture a profound experience of accountability towards others, we discover a communal dating that displays a distinct experience of care and legal responsibility. This deep body for communal care breaks via because the root of a extraordinary religion narrative that serves to aid mitigate indicators of trauma and to undergird resilience, and will do an identical for us.

"Jan Holton's beautiful pastoral theological research of resilience one of the misplaced Boys of Sudan indicates what the church and the realm can research from indigenous versions of care equivalent to these enacted by means of the misplaced Boys . . . sincerely written, completely researched, and forcefully argued, Holton's paintings will without delay gain these operating in refugee and internally displaced populations, of their nations of starting place and of their areas of sanctuary, together with physicians, nurses, psychologists, non-governmental agencies, and religion groups. past these audiences, it reminds all being concerned groups to song themselves to unforeseen methods of therapeutic inside of their midst."
--Pamela D. Couture
Jane and Geoffrey Martin Chair in Church and Community
Emmanuel university of Victoria college
University of Toronto

"Building the Resilient group is a superb portrayal of ways the misplaced Boys of the Sudan have been capable of live to tell the tale unspeakable destruction throughout the strength of communal responsibilities of care and the religion narratives of the Dinka humans in Sudan . . . Jan Holton's publication conjures up desire for human patience and flourishing, and connects assets for attractive trauma throughout cultures with no co-opting or negating other ways of dealing with the evils of warfare, terrorism, and neighborhood catastrophe."
--Larry Kent Graham
Iliff tuition of Theology

M. Jan Holton is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Yale college Divinity School.

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