Faith has emerged throughout the research process as a significant motivating factor in responses to displacement, and a key source of assistance and strength for those experiencing displacement. These findings challenge prevailing understandings of faith as a potentially problematic and dividing factor in humanitarian contexts, instead highlighting the many positive roles that faith, faith-based organisations and local faith communities play in displacement affected contexts. Faith traditions and values can become key influencing factors in framing both hostility, but also hospitality, towards displaced communities. Understanding these dynamics, and developing a language for mutual understanding between secular humanitarian actors and faith based responses, arises as a key recommendation of this research, which will be outlined in a forthcoming Religious Literacy Handbook and Policy Briefing. 

Over the course of the project, we have also collated a blog series on Faith and Displacement, drawing on diverse perspectives from academics and practitioners about the role faith plays in contexts of displacement.   We have also worked in collaboration with colleagues at Yale University on a major research project supported by the British Council USA, which has led to a major report exploring religion and social justice for refugees in Cameroon, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia and Mexico. Read the report here and read more about this collaboration here.

We have also worked in collaboration with the British Council USA and colleagues at Yale University on a major research report exploring religion and social justice for refugees in Cameroon, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia and Mexico. Read the report here and read more about this collaboration here.

We will be updating this page with more resources and findings in due course.