Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Global Migration

Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Global Migration

by Elizabeth W. Collier
     
 

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Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Global Migration examines the complicated social ethics of migration in today’s world. Editors Elizabeth W. Collier and Charles R. Strain bring the perspectives of an international group of scholars toward a theory of justice and ethical understanding for the nearly two hundred million migrants who have left their homes

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Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Global Migration examines the complicated social ethics of migration in today’s world. Editors Elizabeth W. Collier and Charles R. Strain bring the perspectives of an international group of scholars toward a theory of justice and ethical understanding for the nearly two hundred million migrants who have left their homes seeking asylum from political persecution, greater freedom and safety, economic opportunity, or reunion with family members.
Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Global Migration provides insight for ethics, moral philosophy, social and political philosophy, religious studies, social justice, globalization, and identity formation.

Editorial Reviews

Robert Schreiter
There are many books now available on the ethics and politics of migration, but this one stands out. It includes not only Christian perspectives, but also views from the world's other great religious traditions. It also places the U.S. discussion on migration in the larger global context of migration, showing the topic as one of the most remarkable features of our time. Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Global Migration is an indispensable addition to the literature on migration today.
CHOICE
This volume focuses on contemporary issues surrounding global migration, both in the wider world and, more specifically, in the US. Editors Collier and Strain have assembled 16 essays on the subject from contributors, most of whom are academics; others are practitioners and activists in the field. The contributions include views from representatives of major world religions (Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism), but the dominant viewpoint is that of liberal Roman Catholic social teachings. The volume is organized into three sections. The first focuses on questions concerning contemporary migration of peoples around the world and ways the forces of globalization have affected this. The second examines various religious and ethical perspectives on the treatment of migrants and on calls for justice for them. The third section concentrates on ethical and political analysis of current immigration policies in the US. . . .Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and researchers/faculty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739187159
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
06/05/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Elizabeth W. Collier is associate professor of business ethics in the Brennan School of Business at Dominican University where she also co-directs the Center for Global Peace through Commerce.

Charles R. Strain is professor of religious studies at DePaul University.

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