Religion and Migration. Negotiating Hospitality, Agency and Vulnerability
Project funded by own resources
Project title Religion and Migration. Negotiating Hospitality, Agency and Vulnerability
Principal Investigator(s) Bieler, Andrea
Co-Investigator(s) Kim-Cragg, HyeRan
Organisation / Research unit Fachbereich Theologie / Praktische Theologie (Bieler)
Project start 01.07.2018
Probable end 01.06.2019
Status Completed

This volume explores religious discourses and practices of hospitality in the context of migration. It articulates the implied ambivalences and even contradictions as well as the potential to contribute to a more just world through social interconnection with others.
The book features contributors from diverse national, denominational, cultural, and racial backgrounds. Their essays reveal a dichotomy of hospitality between guest and host, while tackling the meaning of home or the loss of it, interrogating both the peril and promise of the relationship between religion, chiefly Christianity, and hospitality, and focusing on the role of migrants’ vulnerability and agency, by drawing from empirical, theological, sociological and anthropological insights emerged from postcolonial migration contexts.

Co-editors are:

Prof. Dr. HyeRan Kim-Cragg (University of Sakatoon/Canada)

Prof. Dr. Isolde Karle (University of Bochum/Germany)

Prof. Dr. Ilona Nord (University of Würzburg/Germany)




Keywords migration, religion, hospitality, xenophobia
Financed by University funds

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