This book attempts to develop a theological response to the suffering of people in Myanmar
(Burma). For this purpose, a Burmese word
Ludu is used to indicate the common people and a Buddhist term
Dukkha will be employed to refer to their suffering. We can see the
Ludu as a
dukkha-ridden people in Myanmar context. Why do they suffer? Is their suffering the root cause of sin or the consequence of
kamma – one’s deed, word or thought? As a Buddhist-dominated country, how do Buddhists respond their suffering? What about Christian minority’s response to this harsh situation? Can the
Ludu, both Christians and Buddhists, see how God is revealed in the midst of their suffering?
In terms of suffering under oppression,
Minjung (people/mass) in the Korean context is somewhat similar to the situation of the
Ludu in Myanmar. In the 1970s, Minjung theology emerged during the era of military dictatorship in South Korea. How can
Minjung theology be relevant for evolving a
Ludu theology in Myanmar?