Oral History Archive
The Oral History Project on Religion and Resettlement is a growing archive of oral history interviews with refugees, former refugees, and asylees in the United States whose religious and spiritual lives have been consequential to their journey, resettlement, and integration. We seek to gather and share oral histories from refugees, and are committed to collecting stories from, and involving, the full range of religious communities.
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Violence, Family, Religion, Cultural Adjustment
A refugee from Afghanistan, Abdul came to the United States after being discovered by the Taliban for working with Americans. He describes the resettlement process with the help of an agency, finding employment at a food truck, and the struggles he faced to access education and stability. He also recounts how faith helped him and his family through transition, and the amount of support he received from his community in the States.
Commentary on age
Conditions back home
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