Faith-based humanitarianism: The response of faith communities and faith-based organisations in contexts of forced migration
Date: 11:00pm, Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Presenter/Convenor: Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Héloïse Ruaudel
Location: University of Oxford
Series: Conferences and workshops
The RSC hosted a one-day workshop (22 September 2010) The response of faith-based communities and faith-based organisations in the context of forced migration.
The event brought together over 60 scholars and practitioners from different faith perspectives and diverse disciplinary backgrounds to explore the motives and practices of faith communities and faith-based organisations in their response to forced displacement. The workshop also examined the role of faith, religious conviction and spirituality in the experiences, practices and behaviours of forced migrants themselves. A selected number of papers are included in a special issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies, published in September 2011.
The podcast of the closing lecture by Dr Elizabeth Ferris of The Brookings Institute is available on Forced Migration Online.