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Gender discrimination is a ‘root cause’ of stateless children, the UN refugee agency reported, leaving many of them with no official nationality and possibly resulting in wide-ranging violations of children’s rights. […] Read More

With some exceptions, most Christians are silent about persecution against Muslims. What a testimony it would be if the loudest voices calling for the just, humane treatment of Muslims were Christian voices. […] Read More

Often missing from a Christian discourse on religious persecution is recognition of an injustice undermining millions of lives today: the persecution of Muslims. Here are three cases of ongoing persecution. […] Read More

Human displacement is a faith dilemma. As I discussed previously, the Bible at no point diminishes the physical, psychological and spiritual severity of being “out of place” but rather validates it as a predicament par excellence. Scripture may contain the rich calling to a spiritual pilgrimage as sojourners of faith, but the fact remains that […] Read More

We tend to put faces on unfortunate things. It is not a good practice, but we do it anyways. Famine has African faces, terrorism Muslim faces, the drug trade Latino faces, and on it goes. So it is with human displacement where the faces of Syrians, Palestinians and the Rohingya have largely come to personify […] Read More

Stateless people are deprived of a nationality. They have been described as living ghosts who inhabit the world. The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) estimates that 15 million people in the world are stateless. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) provides a more conservative estimate of 10 million accompanied by an admission of gaps […] Read More

Minority groups currently make up more than three-quarters of the world’s stateless population, according to a new United Nations report released on Nov. 3. The U.N.’s 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons established the formal definition of stateless as “a person who is not considered as a national by any State under […] Read More

The number of displaced persons increased by 300,000 in 2016, bringing the global total to 65.6 million, according to the United Nation’s annual “Global Trends” report. This record level of displacement results from persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations, with 22.5 million being refugees, 40.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 2.8 million asylum […] Read More

Statelessness is a truly global problem affecting an estimated 15 million people and stretching from Europe to Africa and Asia to the Americas. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region suffers chronic statelessness in numerous contexts due to a myriad of historical, political and social forces. Particular people groups failed to receive nationality during […] Read More

Much has been made of President Donald Trump’s executive decisions temporarily banning select nationals and refugees from entering the U.S. The order has been met with opposition in forums ranging from airport terminals to federal courts, which have so far blocked the executive decision from going into full implementation. This ban has stirred strong feelings […] Read More