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The Case for a Theology of Disaster Risk Management

Mitchell, Robert (2018) The Case for a Theology of Disaster Risk Management. Christian Journal for Global Health, 5 (3). pp. 47-53. ISSN 2167-2415

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Abstract

Pacific Island communities are among the most disaster prone on earth. The churches in these communities have a pervasive social role and a wide geographic footprint, and it therefore makes good sense to engage them in better preparing their communities for disasters. That said, there are a variety of pre-existing religious beliefs about disasters, some of which are antithetical to proactive disaster risk management. Important theological research is being undertaken to map existing beliefs. This research will then help inform an indigenous and systematic theology of disaster risk management. The goal is to reduce death and destruction from foreseeable events, giving the research a special relevancy.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: theology, disaster risk management, Pacific communities, climate change, church, social engagement
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220101 Bioethics (human and animal)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 00:35
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 00:35
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3507

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