Journeys: Bridging the Us/Them Divide in the Global Refugee Crisis


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The world is currently facing the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, with 65 million forcibly displaced persons worldwide, including 23 million refugees. Both the scale and complex causes of this global humanitarian crisis are difficult to fathom and although education about relevant facts and figures is important, there is no substitute for a personal encounter to reframe our understanding of a global crisis.

In the fall of 2017 the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School partnered with the American Academy of Religion and Boston College to bring a Shared Studios portal to the Boston area. Learn more about the origins of this project, started by Amar Bakshi in 2014, here.

Media Coverage

"High-Tech Shipping Container Portal Links Harvard Students, Gaza Youth," Boston Globe, November 6, 2017

"Cambridge Portals," WGBH Greater Boston, November 6, 2017

"Face Time With Refugees," Harvard Gazette, November 7, 2017