On religion & refugees / by Alice Su

Here's the video of a panel I was on at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs last week, co-sponsored with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Watch it for my 25 minutes of speed talking about religion and refugees in Germany, and how a better way to frame the narrative around displacement and integration might be to move away from "Is Islam incompatible with the West?" and to ask instead, "When people come to our Western countries, are they afforded the same agency over their religious beliefs and practices as we are?"

Also check out the excellent work of my colleagues Robin and Ben, who likewise received support from the Pulitzer Center and used it on fascinating, important reporting re: Syrian integration in the U.S. vs Canada and human trafficking/smuggling routes across the Sahel in Africa. As always, it's an honor and encouragement to be with people who give their time and energy to those living through crisis and trauma, and who believe in the importance of bringing their stories to the public.