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Hospitality and the Migration Crisis
Hospitality and the Migration Crisis

Author(s): Barbara Cieślińska
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Islam studies, Comparative Studies of Religion, Migration Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: migration crisis; hospitality patterns; Christianity; islam

Summary/Abstract: The article considers the issue of hospitality in the era of increased inflow of immigrants and refugees to Western countries. The phenomenon of the present migration crisis shows that in countries shaped by Christianity, including Poland, there is a problem with accepting the admission of non-European populations from Muslim countries. The text attempts a sociological reconstruction of the patterns of hospitality in the light of the Bible and the Koran. It shows that the patterns of the host’s obligations are convergent in both cases, while the guest’s duties and motivation for hospitality are different.

  • Issue Year: 16/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 93-110
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English