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Migration and Refugees

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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.

Our Experts

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Shaun Casey

Walsh School of Foreign Service

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Jocelyne Cesari

Senior Fellow
Department of Government

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David Hollenbach

Senior Fellow
Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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Katherine Marshall

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

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Project Spotlight

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Religion and the Crisis of Displaced Persons

The Religion and the Crisis of Displaced Persons Project will examine the complex ways in which religion factors as a cause of conflict, an important aspect of peacebuilding, a fundamental part of the response system, and a source of resilience for displaced persons and affected communities.


Blog Posts


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:


June 18, 2020

The COVID-19 Crisis: Civil Society Responses in Mexico and Along the Border (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 3 minutes

May 19, 2020

Humanity in Crisis: How Ethics and Religion Shape Policy Responses to Refugees (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 24 minutes

April 29, 2020

Jesus, King of Strangers: What the Bible Really Says about Immigration (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 0 minutes