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.

 
 
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COLLECTIONS

Stories in context

Each post tells the story of an individual or pair who are connected to others in the collection.

SERIES

Stories that build

These posts are linear as the theme develops from one story to the next.

PORTRAITS

Standalone stories

Firsthand accounts from men, women, and children who are making a new home in foreign lands.