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The Sufferings and Identities of Uyghur Muslims

  • Muslim-Christian Encounter
  • Abbr : MCE
  • 2021, 14(2), pp.117-155
  • DOI : 10.30532/mce.2021.14.2.117
  • Publisher : Torch Trinity Center for Islamic Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Christian Theology > Mission Theology
  • Received : August 16, 2021
  • Accepted : September 6, 2021
  • Published : September 30, 2021

Seong Il Ju 1

1GBM선교회

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Uyghur Muslims are an ethnic group that suffers from various difficulties due to the Chinese government's policy of "sinicizing Xinjiang Uyghur Islam" and advocating "de-sinicization of Uyghur Islam" in response to this policy. The suffering of Uyghur Muslims caused by this is expressed in various forms such as human rights violations, economic poverty, ethnic conflict, loss of national history, dilution of ethnicity, confrontation with Hui Muslims, and persecution of Uyghur Christians. In the mission to Uyghur Muslims who are experiencing these kinds of hardships, there are few examples of mission strategies designed from the perspective of understanding the sufferings from multiple perspectives and how to testify the gospel to the 'people who are suffering' so far. Therefore, this paper begins with the awareness that there is a need for a study to understand the suffering of Uyghur Muslims. In keeping with this argument, the purpose of this study is twofold. The first is to understand what the sufferings of Uyghur Muslims are. The second is to study the religious and ethnic identity that drives Uyghur Muslims to endure suffering. Understanding the sufferings of Uyghur Muslims will be an important foundation for designing a mission strategy suitable for their situation.

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