Spiritual Practices in Finding Meaning in Suffering Among Tamil Sri-Lankan Refugees

Full Title
Spiritual Practices in Finding Meaning in Suffering Among Tamil Sri-Lankan Refugees
Author
Stanley Alex Augustine OFMCap D.Min.
Abstract
Man’s search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life and not a secondary rationalization.”1 This is one of the quotes which well fits into my research. Life is complete with meaning, and seeking meaning should be the primary motivation of everyone. This thesis project is concerned with understanding how Sri-Lankan Tamil refugees find meaning in suffering and might be helped by to find meaning in their suffering through the spiritual practices of pastors. “If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering.”2 Though there is meaning, the simple people, like refugees, are often unable to find the meaning for their suffering.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Language
English
Date
2021
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