CrossCurrents: Strangers or Neighbors? Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Perspectives on Refugees

Volume 67, Number 3, September 2017

Edited by Björn Krondorfer

CrossCurrents: Strangers or Neighbors? Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Perspectives on Refugees

150 pp., 6 x 9

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6713-3
    Published: September 2017

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Distributed for the Association for Public Religion and Intellectual Life

CrossCurrents connects the wisdom of the heart with the life of the mind and the experiences of the body. The journal is operated through its parent organization, the Association for Public Religion and Intellectual Life (APRIL), an interreligious network of academics, activists, artists, and community leaders seeking to engage the many ways religion meets the public. Contributions to the journal exist at the nexus of religion, education, the arts, and social justice.

In the September 2017 issue of CrossCurrents:

“Introduction: Fear and Hospitality” by Björn Krondorfer, Guest Editor

“Christian Scriptural Perspectives on Refugees” by Peter A. Pettit

“An Islamic Approach to Migration and Refugees” by Zeki Saritoprak

“Two Questions--Many Answers: Making Strangers Neighbors” by David Kader

Intervention I: Neighbors

“Familiar Strangers: The Case of Somali Immigrants in Lewiston, Maine” by Andrea Voyer

“The Virtues and Limits of Hospitality: Granting Refugee Status in Islam” by Khaleel Mohammed

“Helpless Refugees or the Seed of Amalek: A Cautionary Note about the Use of Judaism as a Means to Justify Political Agendas” by Gil Ribak

“The Refugee Status: Political Ethics and Moral Politics” by Elena G. Procario-Foley

Intervention II: Borders

“Strangers and Neighbors: The Tohono O’odham and the Myth of ‘Us versus Them’ on the US/Mexico Border” by Robert Neustadt

“Immigrants and Evangelicals: What Does the Bible Say?” by Karla R. Suomola

“Searching for Refuge: Challenges in the Contemporary Muslim World” by Muhammed Shafiq

“A Jewish Perspective on Ethical Issues Surrounding the Refugee Strangers” by David Patterson

“Past Challenges and Future Promise in Interreligious Encounters” by Tim Crain

Intervention III: Global

“Refugees in an Age of Climate Change” by Alex Alvarez