Main Menu

This essay explores how the religious and cultural identity of the Rohingya is crucial in assisting them in coping with the suffering brought on by the government’s crackdown in Myanmar. The essay focuses on three identity motives from Vignoles (2011): the sense of meaning, belonging, and continuity brought to their lives by their religious and cultural practices—such as Islamic beliefs, their ideas about health, and the self-help structure that goes along with them, as well as their calligraphy, poetry, and music. In addition, this essay looks at the challenges of preserving their religious and cultural identities, including inadequate representation and political manipulation by the Myanmar government.

Click here to go to access the geNiUSbook on Sway!

  • Home
  • Examining the role of religious beliefs and cultural practices in supporting the Rohingya refugees in the face of a national identity crisis.