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The refugee crisis and religion : secularism, security and hospitality in question / edited by Luca Mavelli and Erin K. Wilson.

  • London ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield International, [2017]
  • ©2017
x, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Critical perspectives on religion in international politics
Summary note:
The current refugee crisis sweeping Europe, and much of the world, closely intersects with largely neglected questions of religion. Moving beyond discussions of religious differences, what can we learn about the interaction between religion and migration? Do faith-based organisations play a role within the refugee regime? How do religious traditions and perspectives challenge and inform current practices and policies towards refugees? This volume gathers together expertise from academics and practitioners in order to investigate these interconnections. It shows that reconsidering our understanding and approaches to both could generate creative alternative responses to the growing global migration crisis. Beginning with a discussion of the secular/religious divide - and how it shapes dominant policy practices and counter approaches to displacement and migration - the book then goes on to explore and deconstruct the dominant discourse of the Muslim refugee as a threat to the secular/Christian West. The discussion continues with an exploration of Christian and Islamic traditions of hospitality, showing how they challenge current practices of securitization of migration, and concludes with an investigation of the largely unexplored relation between gender, religion and migration. Bringing together leading and emerging voices from across academia and practice, in the fields of International Relations, migration studies, philosophy, religious studies and gender studies, this volume offers a unique take on one of the most pressing global problems of our time.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-280) and index.
The refugee crisis and religion : beyond conceptual and physical boundaries / Erin K. Wilson and Luca Mavelli -- Refugees, migrants and world order / Richard Falk -- Challenging the discourse on religion, secularism and displacement / Alistair Ager and Joey Ager -- Praxis community projects : a secular organization? : exploring the boundaries between religious and secular in migration support / Bethan Lant -- How religion and secularism (don't) matter in the refugee crisis / Renée Wagenvoorde -- No mosque, no refugees : some reflections on Syrian refugees and the construction of religion in Canada / Lori G. Beaman, Jennifer A. Selby, and Amélie Barras -- Muslims and others : the politics of religion in the refugee crisis / Elizabeth Shakman Hurd -- Sharing Stories / "Gabriel" with Vicki Squire -- Miresevini ne Amerike! Spiritual response to the suffering of Kosovar refugees / Elżbieta M. Gozdźiak -- Pilgrim city or belonging beyond the state : St. Augustine, Pope Francis and the refugee crisis / Mariano Barbato -- The refugee experience as existential exile : hospitality as a spiritual and political response / Jean-Marie Carrière -- A right to neighbourhood : rethinking Islamic narratives and practices of hospitality in a sedentarist world / Tahir Zaman -- The limits of hospitality : finding space for faith / Sadia Kidwai -- Religious justifications for an overlapping consensus on Palestinian refugees' human rights / Claudia Baumgart-Ochse -- The faith-gender-asylum nexus : an intersectionalist analysis of representations of the "refugee crisis" / Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh -- Loving God vs. wrathful God: Religion and LGBT forced migration / Siobhan McGuirk and Max Niedzwiecki.
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