Christian-Muslim Relations in Jordan: local responses to the Syrian refugee crisis

Johnathan Smith
PhD Candidate, University of Leeds

Since 2011, more than 5 million Syrians have fled civil war in their country. Most of these refugees live in local communities in neighbouring countries, primarily in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. This talk presents doctoral research in 2015-16 with Arab and Western Christians providing support to Syrian refugees living in Jordan, and it explores implications of this encounter for Christian-Muslim relations in the Middle East and globally.