Refugee, Jordanian, and Other Migrant
experiences with integration
Bonding through Religion
Syrians and Jordanians report their strongest sense of bonding is through the Islamic religion (El Nakib & Ager, 2015). This religious commonality motivates local charitable action and volunteering across Jordan, and Irbid has dozens of trusted and active faith-based charity organizations that support refugees (Ibid). The international community however has deep reservations about engaging with faith-based organizations, and funding from sources other than the Arab Gulf is often earmarked exclusively for secular organizations (Ibid).