Princeton University, PA
Two representatives from the Brahma Kumaris, Ms. Meredith Porte and BK Kinnari Murthy, attended this much needed conference, Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration, which took place at the prestigious Princeton University on March 3-4, 2017.
Seeking Refuge is the second conference in the Poverty and Peacemaking series hosted by the University’s Office of Religious Life and the Community of Sant’Egidio. As Meredith described, “As I walked across the street from my hotel to the Princeton University campus where the Conference was being held, I saw a sign in front of a church. It said, “We welcome all refugees.” I immediately felt that this sign was a precursor to what I would experience at the Conference.” Read more.
The weekend brought together more than 300 people from different faith-based organizations and secular agencies, government and inter-agency officials, scholars, grassroots religious leaders, human rights advocates, philanthropists, journalists, students, and refugees themselves; both national and international representation. It was such an interdisciplinary group of participants with diverse experience to share and learn from one another. Read report by Ms. K. Murthy