Presenter Information

Atula Walling
Brainerd Prince

Event Type

Papers Read

Location

Ocean 6

Event Website

http://empowered21.com/

Start Date

30-5-2017 9:00 AM

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Abstract

The Hindu traditions predominantly have a low view of female sexuality, particularly with respect to the girl-child. Not only are they disrespected as they are seen as a dowry curse, but their early marriage and going away alienates the girl child from her own family from a very young age, as she is perceived as belonging to the other. The practice of female child marriage also translates into a lack of care of the girl-child as well as fuels a lack of interest in her welfare through education or other means. Through this case study on the work of Shiksha Rath amongst the Outram Lines Slum in Delhi, it will be argued, how a Spirit-empowered ministry intervention can definitely go a long way in engaging and reforming the cultural and religious practices, particularly related to the dignity of the Hindu girl-child in India. For example, we would like to explore how the Spirit discloses the inherent image of god in female sexuality which reveals the godly destiny of the girl child. Also how the spirit-given charismata in the workers translate into empathy that enables the growth and nurture of the godly destiny in the girl child. It is themes such as this that we hope to excavate in the case study in order to explicate the role of the Holy Spirit in restoring the dignity of the girl-child in Shiksha Rath.

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May 30th, 9:00 AM

Study 8: Sexuality, Gender, and Marriage: Restoring Dignity and Empowering the Girl-Child

Ocean 6

Abstract

The Hindu traditions predominantly have a low view of female sexuality, particularly with respect to the girl-child. Not only are they disrespected as they are seen as a dowry curse, but their early marriage and going away alienates the girl child from her own family from a very young age, as she is perceived as belonging to the other. The practice of female child marriage also translates into a lack of care of the girl-child as well as fuels a lack of interest in her welfare through education or other means. Through this case study on the work of Shiksha Rath amongst the Outram Lines Slum in Delhi, it will be argued, how a Spirit-empowered ministry intervention can definitely go a long way in engaging and reforming the cultural and religious practices, particularly related to the dignity of the Hindu girl-child in India. For example, we would like to explore how the Spirit discloses the inherent image of god in female sexuality which reveals the godly destiny of the girl child. Also how the spirit-given charismata in the workers translate into empathy that enables the growth and nurture of the godly destiny in the girl child. It is themes such as this that we hope to excavate in the case study in order to explicate the role of the Holy Spirit in restoring the dignity of the girl-child in Shiksha Rath.

http://digitalshowcase.oru.edu/e21scholars/2017/30May17/6