Close up of a woman's hands clasped on a table with a wedding ring. The the right corner there is another hand touching her left arm.

Photo: Courtesy of Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

Bridging Voices project partners from University College London and Yale University spent time working in refugees camps across the globe for their project ‘Religion and Social Justice for Refugees’. In their policy brief, the consortium makes for recommendations to faith-based actors for more effective engagement:

  • Factor faith narratives and religious practices into humanitarian interventions
  • Donors and international partners should not dismiss local action
  • Practitioners and policy makers must recognise how faith teachings are compatible with secular values
  • Engage with religious values in order to broaden the scope of humanitarian assistance and move the community forward