WHAT HAPPENS TO REFUGEE FAMILIES AFTER THE MEDIA HAS MOVED ON?

 

Brother’s Keeper International is an independent art project telling stories of refugees who have fled war and persecution, so that the lives of individuals do not get lost in the drama of thousands. We also share stories of people and communities who are living life alongside their new neighbours.

It is our hope that these stories will inspire our readers to respond with
love and compassion.

 

 

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

 

Brother’s Keeper is a reference to the story of Cain and Abel which appears in the Torah, Bible, and Qur'an. God asks Cain where his brother Abel is right after Cain killed him. Cain replies, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

This story gets to the heart of the matter – we struggle to care for the sojourner, the foreigner, the refugee, not because they are so different from us, but because we can’t even get along with our own brothers and sisters.

 

 
 

EXPLORE THE STORIES

The stories are divided into categories to show how they're intended to be read.

 
 

COMMUNITIES

Each person's story plays a part in the community. Read all the stories together to get the full picture. 

SERIES

Each post follows a theme; these stories are meant to be read in order.

INDIVIDUALS

Personal stories that can be read in any particular order.