Religion is deeply intertwined with forced migration and global refugee resettlement efforts. Religious persecution may be the cause of a refugee fleeing their country, and religious identity is increasingly politicised by receiving states in determining whom to accept as refugees. Faith-based organisations (FBOs) play a significant role in every stage of the refugee journey, and religious communities in receiving countries are central to the acculturation process for many recently arrived refugees.

The 1951 Refugee Convention, a United Nations multilateral treaty, defines a refugee as a person who has been forced to leave their country ‘owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion’. Of those who flee due to religious persecution, ...

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