This issue includes a feature section on culture in exile. Freedom to express one’s cultural identity can be a powerful way to maintain a community’s mental and even physical health. Freedom of expression is also a right and, as our language of assistance moves from needs-based to rights-based, respect for the empowering forms of cultural expression should inform our thinking and planning. It also includes a section on the most pressing issues (relating to forced migration) of the new millennium as perceived and written about by eight individuals from different fields.
Culture in exile