JMU to address intersections between migration and religion

JMU News

by Hannah Lynn Robinson


“We now have the highest number of displaced people on record in human history,” says Christina Kilby, professor of religion at James Madison University. “Movement is dominating our human reality, and it's a deep part of human experience. This is the time to make sure we're thinking about the full human dimensions of what migration is and how our communities can continue to flourish and be sustainable.”

National law and policy experts will come together with local immigrant community activists at JMU to illuminate the surprising intersections between religion and migration at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, October 3, in the Madison Union Ballroom.

Christina Kilby and Eric Trinka are available to discuss the relationship between religion and migration—highlighting the specific ways that Harrisonburg serves as a model for an inclusive and engaged community.

“We hope to inspire further reflection on religion and migration as elements of human flourishing and integral aspects of sustainable communities,” says Trinka, professor of religion at JMU.

If you are interested in covering the event or would like to conduct interviews, please contact me. I would be happy to connect you with event organizers or attendees.

Media contact: Hannah Robinson,, 520-222-2808

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Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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