What has the Christian Mandate – to welcome the Stranger as Christ – have to say to our current experiences / policies of displacement

This article explores the phenomenon of displacement in the context of the post-secular age and examines it through the lens of hospitality as modelled in the Benedictine tradition and its ‘receiving’ of the ‘Other’/ the ‘Stranger as Christ, the one who is the stranger.  This article presents a variety of contexts where I argue displacement is present and includes an analysis of current immigration policies and procedures in Ireland.  Habermas proposed the concept of “post-secularism”, to address “the