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Bogusia Temple and Rhetta Moran

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781861345981

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861345981.001.0001

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Why religion matters

Why religion matters

(p.167) Ten Why religion matters
Doing research with refugees

M. Louise Pirouet

Policy Press

This chapter discusses why religion matters when researching refugees and those who are fleeing intolerable situations or persecutions. The discussion considers various stages in the career of people seeking and finding asylum. It also introduces the concept of faith communities and looks at asylum from religious persecution.

Keywords:   religion, importance, asylum seekers, faith communities, religious persecution

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