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Migration and Refugees

Refugees Eating and Erecting Tents Inside Abandoned Buildings

Since 2000, the numbers of refugees and displaced persons have skyrocketed worldwide.These population movements have created vast challenges for the international community as well as for destination countries and local communities where refugees and displaced persons settle. These resources examine the crisis and consider policy solutions to this global challenge.

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David Hollenbach

Senior Fellow
Walsh School of Foreign Service, Department of Theology

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Katherine Marshall

Senior Fellow/School of Foreign Service
Executive Director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue

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Article January 26, 2018

Religious Roles in Refugee Resettlement: Pertinent Experience and Insights, Addressed to G20 Members

Religious entities play significant roles in the current forced migration crisis. These roles include innovative and experience based ideas to address flawed aspects of the humanitarian system, overall advocacy on behalf of refugees and migrants based on humanitarian and spiritual principles, direct action in refugee camps and communities, action in communities that refugees and migrants flee, and…

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Discover the firsthand experiences of faith leaders, activists, and peacebuilding practitioners working on issues ranging from development and education to conflict resolution and foreign policy.

For over a decade, Berkley Center scholars and students have been conducting interviews with individuals working at the intersection of religion and world affairs. These discussions offer unique insights into the inner workings of a wide spectrum of professions touched by religion with interviewees ranging from the highest levels of leadership of international organizations to on-the-ground practitioners. Explore individual interviews here or follow links to our interview collections below:


October 24, 2017

From the Frontlines: The Global Refugee Crisis (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 22 minutes

October 3, 2017

Share The Journey with Refugees and Migrants: Pope Francis' Campaign (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 24 minutes

March 28, 2014

Humanitarian Intervention: Moral Criteria and Human Consequences (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 34 minutes