Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wirtz Argues for Fair Treatment of Syrian Refugees

Triple major Emily Wirtz (Psychology, Creative Writing, Religion) will present her arguments for the acceptance and fair treatment of Syrian refugees at URCA's 2 p.m. session in the Trustees Room on April 11. Titled "Am I My Brother’s Keeper?": A Catholic Response to the Refugee Crisis and Wrongful and Assimilation and sponsored by religion professor Dr. Craig Hovey, "This research project addresses some of the moral and political issues relating to the Syrian refugee crisis from a Roman Catholic perspective." In her abstract, Emily further explains that she was drawn to this issue due to the experience that she had during a summer internship at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House, which allowed her to peek into the modern world of a refugee and recognize the humanity that Catholic Christians are called to see.

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