State and religious actors’ perspectives on refugees: discrepancies and overlaps in their narratives

  • University of Fribourg, Switzerland
    May 24, 2024 09:00 - May 24, 2024 18:00

The COST Action Connecting Theory and Practical Issues of Migration and Religious Diversity (COREnet) is organising their WG2 meeting and public workshop 'State and religious actors’ perspectives on refugees: discrepancies and overlaps in their narratives', open to members and non-members of COREnet.

In recognising the crucial role played by state actors in refugee politics, the equally significant contributions of religious actors often go unnoticed. This workshop seeks to rectify this oversight by scrutinising the perspectives of religious actors within the context of political narratives. Its primary goal is to unearth both the points of contention and cooperation between state and religious entities, dissecting their impact on refugee policies. The analysis goes beyond merely acknowledging the supportive role of religious actors in endorsing state policies; it also delves into the potential tensions that may emerge from conflicting narratives.

By systematically revealing areas of convergence and discord, the contributions aspire to provide a sophisticated understanding of the intricate interplay between state and religious actors regarding refugee issues, ultimately fostering a more enlightened and productive dialogue.

More information: corenetcost.eu