The Rohingya Crisis: A Grievous Violation of Human Rights in ASEAN – A Theological Reflection

In lands afar, beneath the sun’s harsh glare, The Rohingya weep, a story of despair. Yet in their eyes, a sacred light does dwell, Imago Dei, in silent tales they tell.

Through Radical faith, we seek their hidden song, Liberation’s cry, where the oppressed belong. Each face, a mirror of the Divine’s own art, In every tear, God’s own breaking heart.

Rise, souls of courage, in love’s bold embrace, For in their plight, our shared humanity we trace.

The plight of the Rohingya people in Southeast Asia is not just a geopolitical issue or a humanitarian crisis; it is a profound moral and theological challenge, especially when viewed through the lenses of Radical Orthodox Theology, Liberation Theology, and the concept of Imago Dei (the Image of God). This article seeks to explore the Rohingya crisis from these theological perspectives, underscoring the profound ethical implications and the call for a deeper, faith-inspired response.

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About Rev Lloyd Hobbard-Mitchell

Rev. Lloyd Hobbard-Mitchell, an Englishman deeply connected to Thailand, was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on 28th May 2023.

In addition to his religious journey, he has worked as an online English teacher and pursued a career as an artist. He has also operated a tour desk business with his wife within international brand hotels.

Lloyd has extensive experience in the voluntary sector, specifically in addressing homelessness and social welfare.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and embraces opportunities to meet new people, see new places, explore cultural similarities, and celebrate differences.