Why religious freedom matters for asylum seekers and refugees
Keywords:forced migration, refugees, asylum seekers, human rights, religious freedom
This article advances a three-pronged argument to demonstrate why religious freedom matters for asylum seekers and refugees. First, it is a fundamental human right owed to everyone. Second, the global crisis of religious freedom, marked by increasing persecution and government restrictions on religion around the world, has a particularly damaging impact on asylum seekers and refugees. Third, higher levels of religiosity tend to be found among asylum seekers. For these reasons, religion should hold a greater place in policies governing the reception of asylum seekers and refugees.
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