Religious values, deeply rooted in texts, serve as an important motivator for giving. Religious Americans volunteer more, give more, and give more often.
Refugians living in a loosely-connected set of self-governing units would be given a biometric card called a 'Sesame Pass'.
New research questions the scale of support for tougher border security across Europe.
The mass movement of people across the world is nothing new, but migration today is so global and so unrelenting that it may well be the great humanitarian issue of our time.
Everyone has forgotten there were almost as many asylum seekers in Europe in the early 1990s as today.
In Germany – a country where going to the theater is a deeply ingrained cultural tradition – the stage is a place to confront pressing political issues.
An influx of people seeking shelter from conflict has sharpened attitudes against groups which have been in Europe for centuries.
Should the EU be giving money to repressive regimes to stop the flow of migrants?
Sweden's crime rate is not affected by the immigration rate and the state has introduced stricter asylum laws.
The term 'genuine refugee' is thrown around often, yet few know the complicated process of how someone is deemed to be one.
A Kenyan court has ruled that the government's closure of Dadaab refugee camp is unconstitutional. This will affect the future of the refugees currently in the camp.
Data since 1950s show Americans have always been wary of refugees. A public opinion expert explains current attitudes toward Syrian refugees and what it means for building consensus on policy.
The world needs an alternative system, measuring economic value in face of the dissatisfaction that brought Donald Trump to the White House.
A military option will be a lucrative one for smugglers.
Europe is also building walls.
According to German public intellectual Claus Offe, Europe faces multiple crises but is not down and out yet.
The global agenda for 2017 is fiendishly complicated and hugely sensitive. Is António Guterres up to the task?
Despite being one of the top donors to the UN refugee agency, Japan accepts very few asylum seekers, and provides little support for those who do make it.
Improving conditions in Turkey and Greece may convince more refugees to stay where they are.
Across Europe anti immigration political leaders are turning to Australia for inspiration on how to reduce the number of people seeking asylum in their countries.