The Invisible Among Us

Hidden, Forgotten, Stateless

By Semegnish Asfaw

'The Invisible among Us seeks to engage us in the plight and prospects of persons with no nationality, a problem that especially affects women and children. Locally and internationally, churches and church people everywhere can help to lift up their humanity so they can take their rightful place in the human family.'--Archbishop Desmond Tutu ***More than ten million people around the world are stateless. They have no nationality and therefore no legal identity, even if born in the country where they reside. Invisible among us, their access to education, healthcare, jobs, banking, and other necessities is severely limited, and they-women and children especially-are often exploited and victimized. In an age of massive upheaval, displacement, and disruption of family life, the stateless require the engagement of persons and communities of conscience everywhere to realize their full identity. *** "Despite the fact that the 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights insists that all people have a right to nationality, the United National High Commission for Refugees estimates that there are about 10 million stateless individuals in the world now. This small book sets out the problem clearly and proposes some solutions that faith communities can help to implement. The option of doing nothing means saying to fellow humans that they don't matter." --Bill Tammeus, Bill's 'Faith Matters' Blog, November 29, 2016~~(Series:?Visions &?Voices) [Subject: Religious Studies]


Publication Date: 7/8/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9782825416846