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Mercy and Migration: Panel Discussion

When Jun 02, 2016
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where St Edmund's College, Garden Room
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With Europe and the world in the grip of a major migration crisis, sorely testing all political and practical resources, we ask: what does mercy look like in this context? How can mercy be practised in the context of migration? What are the obstacles to its practice? How can it be encouraged? What are its limits? How can mercy and justice relate in migration?

Rory Fox is a headteacher and founder of Edlumino Education Aid. His recent involvement in running a school for refugee children in the camps near Calais has attracted significant media attention. He is the author of Time and Eternity in Mid-Thirteenth Century Thought (OUP, 2006).

Martina Liebsch is the Policy and Advocacy Director for Caritas Internationalis, ensuring coherent and coordinated advocacy on food security and climate justice, migration and counter-trafficking, poverty eradication.

Sara Silvestri (City University London & Cambridge University) works on the role of political theologies and faith-based actors in global politics. Director of Research at the VHI, she coordinates a project on Catholic charities and migration policy in the UK.

Elif Çetin is a VHI Postdoctoral Research Associate working with Dr Silvestri on the above project. She specialises in migration policy and is a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge.


The event will be followed by refreshments; free entrance.


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