Book Talk: Refugees and Reconciliation

February 16, 2023
from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

In this in-person and livestreamed event, Muslim World Managing Editor Nick Mumejian will interview Editor Davide Tacchini about the book Reconciliation and Refugees: The Academic Alliance for Reconciliation Studies in the Middle East and North Africa.


This book addresses the diverse needs of refugees due to recent wars and conflicts in the MENA region. In particular, the book examines the feelings of sadness and guilt over leaving home and family behind, traumatic experiences while fleeing, conflicts with other refugees and with local people, the loss of a what gave meaning and meaning to life, and the difficulties of returning a homeland that may no longer feel like home, which are all the individual facets of this need for reconciliation.

The activities of the UN, international refugee organizations, government agencies, municipalities, NGOs, religious and humanitarian organizations are presented in this book. In addition to contributing authors from Morocco, Libya, Egypt, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, the volume also contains texts from German, Greek, Italian and American perspectives. The book shows a region ravaged by wars and conflicts, but it also shows initiatives and approaches towards reconciliation

Picture of February 16 Event with Nick Mumejian and Davide Tacchini

The event will be livestreamed here: https://www.facebook.com/hartfordinternational

Dr. Davide Tacchini is currently Research Fellow and Coordinator of the Ph.D. program “Religion, Conflict and Reconciliation” at the Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany, and Adjunct Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Parma, Italy. His current research interests include Reconciliation and Migration, Religion and Reconciliation, Reconciliation in the Qur’an and the Muslim Tradition. Among his recent publications: “Reconciliation and Refugees”, 2022 (with Barakat, Z., Leiner, M., Dajani, I., Eds), "Islam and Democracy, Muslim Voices Amongst Us" (2019, with the Hon. Amédée Turner), "Migration and Reconciliation in the 21st Century", (ASR 13) 2020.

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