Our readings about religion and immigration contain terms that may not be familiar to all students. Use this glossary to brush up on the definitions.
What is our responsibility to refugees fleeing from war and genocide?
On September 3, the BBC's Inside Europe Blog published images of police officers in the Czech Republic writing on the hands of detained migrants as a way to identify them. In the post, reporter Rob Cameron observed that the images “are an uncomfortable reminder of a different event and a different era. But the Czech authorities appeared totally unaware of the unfortunate visual connotations with the Holocaust, when prisoners at Auschwitz were systematically tattooed with serial numbers.”
In this webinar, Pulitzer prize-winning author Sonia Nazario joins our Los Angeles office director Marti Tippens Murphy to discuss Enrique's Journey and the new young adult version of the book.
Tejwattie speaks about how Facing History helped her understand her identity.
My students are immigrants from over 40 different countries. Often, they have recently arrived to the United States, and are thrust into a new city, a new language, and a new culture. They live with caregivers they either have never met before or haven’t seen in years and live in less than ideal conditions. With this life experience, they bring a worldview that is often wise beyond their years. Many of them know what it means to be a victim or live under an oppressive regime where they have no voice. And many are taking great risks and experience great loss.
Facing History and Ourselves alumna Clarinda Ofori-Annor gave an account of her experiences as an immigrant from Ghana and finding her voice in her Facing History class at the 2014 Chicago Benefit Dinner.
This section focuses on France, where Islam—the religion of many North African immigrants and their French sons and daughters—has become the subject of many public discussions. In particular, we will examine the recent debate over headscarves in French state-run schools. This discussion, while involving particular dynamics and histories, echoes larger global conversations about religion, identity and integration and reveals varying understandings of what different social groups and societies need to do to integrate people of diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.