Wars, earthquakes, and political disasters kill many people. They also shatter the taken-for-granted worlds which displaced people have been conducting their lives. Both refugees and those accompanying them, therefore, are sometimes led to wonder if evil and destruction have gained the upper hand in human existence. Displacement often raises questions that are religious – questions about ultimate meaning.


The theological, spiritual and ethical bases of JRS work: a possible background for further discussion
Monday, November 14, 2011
Boston, 7 October 2011 – Many of those responding to refugees are 'faith-based' groups. This raises the question of why faith – particularly faith in the gospel of Christ – inspires many who seek to assist those driven from home. Does faith-based action and perhaps faith itself provide something especially needed by forced migrants?