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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 the role of religious communities in addressing it.

Our Experts

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David Hollenbach

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

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Michael Kessler

Executive Director
Department of Government and Georgetown Law

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Katherine Marshall

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

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.

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May 21, 2024

Welcoming the Refugee: Religious Norms for Humanitarian Aid in Troubled Times (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 27 minutes

March 21, 2024

Whose Story to Tell? Writing About, For, and Alongside Children on the Move (Video)

Duration: 58 minutes

December 19, 2023

Refugees and Forced Displacement (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 27 minutes


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:

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