REBROADCAST: Facing the Faces of Forced Migrants: Contemporary and Ancient Peoples in Plight 29
From Andy Wallace on March 25th, 2021
Presented by Dr. John Ahn of Howard University, Washington, DC. Forced migration is among the greatest crises of the modern world. Currently, there are 79.5 million forced migrants globally. 26 million are under the age of 18. The faces of migrants on the Southwest border are not unfamiliar – as are the faces of Syrian, Rohingya and other refugees. In the worlds’ largest refugee camps (Jordan, Turkey, Bangladesh), several hundred thousand, up to two or three generations, co-exist. What happens when there is no nation or state to return to? Where is home? Dr. Ahn will explore the contemporary plight of migrants, comparing it to similar events found in the Ancient World, including the Biblical Era. This is a presentation of the Religious Studies Program at Oklahoma State University... Originally broadcast March 24, 2021...