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Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration

Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration 
will take place at Princeton University on March 3rd and 4th, 2017.
This conference is hosted by Princeton’s Office of Religious Life and the Community of Sant’Egidio.
The opening and closing panels will be free and open to the public in McCosh 50.
“Who is a Refugee and Therefore Who Am I?”
Friday, March 3, 4:30 PM
Andrea Bartoli (Community of Sant’Egidio,
Dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall)
Joel Charny (Director, Norwegian Refugee Council-USA)
Reverend Seth Kaper-Dale (Pastor, Reformed Church of Highland Park)
Professor Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Assistant Professor of Classics, Princeton University)
 Sana Mustafa (Activist)
with opening remarks by Liz Lempert, Mayor of the Municipality of Princeton
“Once a Refugee, Always a Refugee?
Faith-Based Welcome”
Saturday, March 4, 2:15 PM
 Katherine Marshall (Senior Fellow, Berkley Center
for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University)
Claudio Betti (Assistant to the President, Community of Sant’Egidio)
Ashley Feasley (Director of Policy, US Conference of Catholic Bishops)
Sarah Sayeed (Senior Advisor, NYC Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit)
Mamadou Sy (Executive Director of Refugee and Immigrant Services, Lutheran Social Services)
with closing remarks by Tracy K. Smith, Roger S. Berlin ’52 Professor of the Humanities,
Director and Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton University
The closing panel will be followed by an interfaith ceremony.
To find out more about our conference, please visit our website:
or contact Maya Wahrman at with any questions.