What We Owe Refugees Fleeing Persecution Around the Globe

Author: David Hollenbach

October 21, 2019

Rev. David Hollenbach, S.J., presents an ethical and religious framework to provide refugees and forced migrants with effective aid. Hollenbach explores situations in which the moral imperative to help people suffering the effects of humanitarian crises reaches across international borders. He highlights solidarity as a key means by which the refugee crisis must be addressed and outlines the responsibilities of local, national, and global actors. By charting a new ethic of responsibility-sharing, Hollenbach aims to provide ethical and religious grounding for the 2018 Global Compact on Refugees. The article, published in America, summarizes key points from Hollenbach's book, Humanity in Crisis: Ethical and Religious Response to Refugees (Georgetown University Press, 2019).

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