The role of religion in the formation of cross community relationships
Questions around migration, the treatment of forced migrants and cross-community relationships between host and forced migrant groups are deeply embedded within Islamic history. From an Islamic perspective, cross community relationships are facilitated by a mutual recognition of the dignity and honour that God bestows on forced migrants for their fortitude in escaping persecution or deprivation, and on their hosts for their generosity of spirit.1 A crucial aspect of maintaining this dignity is in ensuring that neither the vulnerability of the migrants nor the generosity of the hosts is exploited.
Fitzgibbon, A., Moore, L. and Kidwai, S. (2014). The role of religion in the formation of cross community relationships. Forced Migration Review, [Online] pp.10,11,12, 13. Available at: http://www.fmreview.org/en/faith/kidwai-moore-fitzgibbon.pdf