By Swati Mehta Dhawan and Hans-Martin Zademach The work in-hand provides a consolidated overview on the empirical findings from the
Migrants Hold onto Their Religious Identities for Emotional Support and to Build Networks Crucial to Their Journeys
By Lea Abi Zeid Daou and Nidhisha Philip, under the supervision of Kim Wilson. Writings on why religion is of significance to individual migrants have explored themes of religion as a reason for migration, religion as a means of sustenance in difficult circumstances, religion as an identity marker in new socio-cultural contexts, and religion as a source of reconciliation and healing. In this essay, we explore some of these same themes, basing our insights on interviews with trans-continental migrants traveling through Costa Rica and bound for the north.