New Report Launched: “Religion and Social Justice for Refugees”

The Refugee Hosts project is delighted to launch a new report titled “Religion and Social Justice for Refugees: Insights from Cameroon, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia and Mexico”. This report identifies and examines the roles that faith plays in supporting social justice for refugees. READ THE REPORT HERE This major report, made possible through the generous…

Rights in context: exploring (faith-based) humanitarianism through the lens of refugee hosting

This presentation was given by Anna Rowlands at the Refugee Hosts International Conference and reflects on her contributions to the Refugee Hosts project. In listening and critically engaging with the ways that humanitarian actors, especially faith based actors, have conceptualised their roles vis-à-vis practices and conceptualisations of membership in response to rightlessness, Rowlands draws on the works of Arendt…

‘A Refugee Pastor in a Refugee Church’: Refugee-Refugee Hosting in a Faith-Based Context

This presentation was given by Karen Lauterbach at the Refugee Hosts International Conference. The paper is about refugee-refugee hosting in a faith-based context and examined how refugee churches hosting refugees invoke ideas of compassion and sacrifice in these hybrid forms of hosting. ‘A Refugee Pastor in a Refugee Church’: Refugee-Refugee Hosting in a Faith-Based Context by…

Workshop: Locating Faith in Humanitarian Practice and Local Community Response

This Workshop was convened at the Refugee Hosts International Conference on the 25th October 2019, from 14.15 -15:45 Chairs and Facilitators: Prof Alastair Ager (Refugee Hosts – Queen Margaret University) and Dr Anna Rowlands (Refugee Hosts – Durham University) Dr Olivia Wilkinson (Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities) Atallah Fitzgibbon (Islamic Relief Worldwide) Fernando Espada…

Panel 3: Rethinking Community, Rights and Displacement: Theory and Practice

  This panel was hosted at the Refugee Hosts International Conference on the 25th October 2019, from 16.00 – 17.30 Chair: Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge (Refugee Hosts – University of Birmingham) Dr Tamirace Fakhoury (Lebanese American University) Dr Anna Rowlands (Refugee Hosts – Durham University) Dr Zeynep Kivilcim (Humbodt Universitat zu Berlin) You can watch the live…

Panel 2: Hosting, Hospitality and the Common Good

This panel was hosted at the Refugee Hosts International Conference on the 24th October 2019, from 15:00-16:30 Chair: Prof Alison Phipps (University of Glasgow) Bayan Itani (Refugee Hosts) Dr Estella Carpi (Southern Responses to Displacement, UCL) Dr Ann Christin Wagner (University of Edinburgh) Dr Karen Lauterbach (University of Copenhagen) You can watch the live stream…

Programme of Events

Join the Conversation on Twitter: #RHIC19  #PoliticsAndPoetics  @refugeehosts Day 1.  24th October 2019 9.30 – 10.00      Registration and refreshments 10.00 – 10.15     Welcome and Introduction Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (Refugee Hosts – UCL) 10.15 – 11.00     Distinguished Keynote Prof. Homi Bhabha (Harvard University) 11.00 – 11.15      Coffee Break 11.15 – 12.45 …

‘A Refugee Pastor in a Refugee Church’ – Hybrid Forms of Faith-Based Hosting in Kampala, Uganda

What insights into ideology, relationality and hierarchy can we gain by examining the role of faith in displacement, and in the acts of hosting and being hosted? In this post, Karen Lauterbach (University of Copenhagen) discusses hybrid forms of faith-based hosting and draws on her research with Congolese refugee churches in Kampala, Uganda. Lauterbach examines…

Refugee Hosts’ team take lead on new Oxford Handbook on Religion and Contemporary Migration

Refugee Hosts is delighted to announce that two of its researchers, Dr Anna Rowlands (Durham University) and Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (UCL) will be editing the new Oxford Handbook on Religion and Contemporary Migration due to be published by Oxford University Press in 2021. The editors write: This Handbook will add a timely religious, philosophical and theological…