Religion and the Refugee Crisis: Normative Approaches

July 1, 2021

This curricular module guide introduces the role of religious communities in refugee resettlement and explores the ethical imperative to aid forced migrants. The guide expands on the "Religion and the Refugee Crisis: Normative Approaches" virtual course module by assembling open-access sources and providing discussion questions on the role of religion and ethics in the crisis of displaced persons.

These materials are designed to engage students with the following issues:

  • normative traditions of various faiths which inspire and guide action taken by individuals and faith communities in response to the refugee crisis
  • roles of ethical principles and “negative” and “positive” duties in inspiring action in response to forced migration
  • faith in the lives of refugees and humanitarian workers on the ground

This guide is part of the Berkley Center's Religion and World Affairs Virtual Course Modules, a collection of curricular modules that draws on open-access articles and multimedia sources to support online learning in higher education.

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