The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs was created within the Office of the President in 2006. The Center seeks a more just and peaceful world by deepening knowledge and solving problems at the intersection of religion and global affairs through research, teaching, and engaging multiple publics. Two premises guide the Center’s work: that a comprehensive examination of religion and norms is critical to address complex global challenges, and that the open engagement of religious and cultural traditions with one another can promote peace. To this end, the Center engages students, scholars, policymakers, and practitioners in analysis of and dialogue on critical issues in order to increase the public understanding of religion.

The below publications capture the research of Berkley Center faculty and the scope and depth of our many programs.

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  • International Religious Freedom: Event Summary 

    Unknown creator (2015-10-09)
    Several European countries, the European Union, and Canada have recently addressed religious freedom in their foreign policies. Given that United States policy is already shaped by the International Religious Freedom Act ...
  • Berkley Center Annual Report 2014-2015 

    Unknown creator (2015-10-26)
    As the Berkley Center enters its tenth year it has occasion to reflect back on what it has accomplished and forward on what is to come. This report outlines some of the major activities and accomplishments of the center’s ...
  • Religious Freedom: Rising Threats to a Fundamental Human Right 

    Unknown creator (2015-07-16)
    Religious persecution is rising at an alarming rate around the world. According to a recent Pew report, over three-quarters of the world’s population lives in religiously repressive countries. This crisis affects religious ...
  • Refugees in Kenya: Roles of Faith 

    Stoddard, Elisabeth; Marshall, Katherine (2015-11-15)
    The number of refugees globally has reached its highest level in 60 years. Finding ways to resolve protracted displacement is an urgent priority even as global humanitarian institutions struggle to cope with present ...
  • Religion and Women’s Empowerment in Bangladesh 

    Adams, Nathaniel (2015-11-15)
    Gender and the empowerment of women have long had a prominent place in development discourse in Bangladesh. The country has pioneered strategies that seek to economically empower women through microfinance and increase ...

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