Refugees and the Scope of Solidarity: The Ethical Challenge of a New World Order

Author: David Hollenbach

November 11, 2019

In this article, Rev. David Hollenbach, S.J., presents an ethical framework to provide refugees and forced migrants with effective aid. Hollenbach highlights solidarity as a key means by which the refugee crisis must be addressed and outlines the responsibilities of local, national, and global actors. According to Hollenbach, the responsibility of caring for refugees must be distributed fairly in order for the global refugee crisis to be solved. The article, an adaptation of his 2019 book Humanity in Crisis: Ethical and Religious Response to Refugees, was published in the November 11, 2019 print edition of America; it was published online in October 2019 as "What We Owe Refugees Fleeing Persecution Around the Globe."

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