Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration

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

Panelists and a section of the audience

Panelists and a section of the audience

 

Closing prayer

Closing prayer

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