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April 23, 2014

Continuity and Change in the Modern Papacy

Millions of pilgrims are gathering in Rome for the upcoming canonization of two people whose reputations for personal holiness and effective leadership helped shape peace in our world. Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II served the Catholic Church at times of great cultural, political, and religious transformation, both inside and outside the Christian community. As a Vatican spokesperson put it, the testimonies of their lives, "completely dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel, shine in the church and reverberate in the history of the world as examples of hope and light." Fr. John O'Malley,...


April 25, 2014

Towards a Constructive Ethical Pragmatism

There are many ways to understand the concept—and, thus, the possibility—of moral innovation. Henry Richardson's forthcoming book, Articulating the Moral Community: Towards a Constructive Ethical Pragmatism, develops and defends the view that, through the contingent course of history, we, the moral community, can add objective content to morality. The book thus finds a middle path between a robust, objectivist moral realism, according to which all moral truths are mind-independent and perhaps eternal, and moral relativism, according to which morality is constantly in flux. In addition to...


April 27, 2014

Sin, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation: Christian and Muslim Perspectives

The opening session of the thirteenth Building Bridges Seminar, an annual dialogue of Christian and Muslim scholars, will feature lectures on this year's seminar theme, "Sin, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation: Christian and Muslim Perspectives."

The nature of human sin and divine forgiveness has often been a point of contention between Christians and Muslims. The Muslim critique of Christian positions on these topics raises some very important points—posing questions, particularly about “original sin”—that Christians themselves often ask. Christians have some questions about sin and...


April 28, 2014

Religion and Social Entrepreneurship: What's Faith Got to Do With It?

This event will take place at the Advisory Board Company, 2445 M St. NW, Washington D.C.


What motivates social entrepreneurs? For many, religion serves as a key source of inspiration in the pursuit of entrepreneurial solutions to social problems. This event will explore how faith has been a motivator for social entrepreneurs and how faith communities can better employ entrepreneurial methods to achieve social aims. This morning conference will feature social entrepreneurs who have been inspired by their faith as well as those who are working to tackle faith-related issues....


May 7- 8, 2014

Religion and Security in World Affairs Workshop

This event will be held at the Naval War College in Rhode Island.

Religion and security considerations intersect in multiple, complex ways across the globe and are thus consequential for government policy, strategy, and engagement. Workshop participants will explore the multi-dimensional context of religion on the world stage, including its role in the phases of conflict, terrorism, peace operations, and development. An enhanced perspective on these factors will inform what has largely been a neglected area in U.S. national security policy: how stakeholders can understand and address urgent...


April 15, 2014

2014 Doyle Symposium: Engaging Difference to Make a Difference

April 15, 2014

Yoruba Traditions and the Religious Meaning of Africa

April 14, 2014

Understanding Human Dignity

April 10, 2014

Everything That Rises Must Converge

April 10, 2014

Faith, Culture, and the Common Good

April 8, 2014

The Black Church and Gay Marriage: A New Agenda

April 3, 2014

Interfaith Marriage in America: Transforming Religion and Families

March 28, 2014

A New Vision for the Church: Pope Francis’ Agenda for the Church, World, and Social Justice

March 26, 2014

The Abolition of Slavery: A Case of Historical Moral Innovation

March 24, 2014

Everybody's Business: The Legal, Economic, and Political Implications of Religious Freedom

March 19, 2014

Humanitarian Intervention: Moral Criteria and Human Consequences

March 6, 2014

Screening and Discussion: Mani, The Hidden Valley of Happiness at a Crossroads

March 4, 2014

Nuclear Abolition and the Catholic Peace Tradition

February 26, 2014

Encounters with the Religious ‘Other’: From One True Religion to Interreligious Dialogue

February 25, 2014

Catholic Social Teaching and Animal Rights

February 25, 2014

Is International Religious Freedom Policy Becoming Respectable?

February 12, 2014

Faith and Women’s Role in Community and Family Health in Africa

February 11, 2014

Political Secularism, Religion, and the State

February 8, 2014

2014 DC Young Adult Faith Leaders Summit

January 26-27, 2014

Workshop on Global Development and Institutions Inspired by Faith in Bangladesh

January 24, 2014

2014 Diversity Dialogue Conference: Collaboration, Innovation and Leadership

January 14, 2014

2013 Education and Social Justice Project Presentations

January 9, 2014

Muslims in North America

December 16, 2013

Consultation on Religion in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: A Focus on the Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh

December 13-14, 2013

Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

November 20, 2013

US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium: A New Narrative on US-Pakistani Relationships

November 18, 2013

Our American Epic: Taylor Branch on Telling the Story of the Civil Rights Movement

November 15, 2013

An International Response to a Global Crisis: A Conversation with Baroness Warsi on Religious Freedom

November 13, 2013

Opus Prize Awards Ceremony

November 11, 2013

Evaluating the State Department's Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives

November 8, 2013

Diwali Celebration

November 5, 2013

The Evangelical Black Atlantic: Wheatley and Marrant

November 5- 8, 2013

Understanding Islam: A Course for Catholics Living and Working with Muslims

October 31, 2013

The Science of Political Orientation

October 29, 2013

What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Christianity?

October 25, 2013

Education and the Human Person in the Jesuit Tradition

October 15, 2013

The Global Lives Project

October 9-10, 2013

Freedom to Flourish: Is Religious Freedom Necessary for Peace, Prosperity, and Democracy?

October 2, 2013

British Christianity: Historical Contributions and Contemporary Challenges

October 1, 2013

Confucianism and Liberal Education for a Global Era

September 18, 2013

Is Europe Joining the International Religious Freedom Bandwagon?

September 18, 2013

The New Social Covenant: Committing to Human Dignity and Common Values in the Global Economy

September 10, 2013

The Future of the Asia-Pacific: New Paths for Japan-US Cooperation

September 9, 2013

Youth and Public Service in a Global Era

May 31, 2013

The Good Muslim and Religious Freedom

May 30, 2013

Threats to Religious Freedom in the U.S. and Europe: Concerns of Majority and Minority Communities

May 27-29, 2013

Twelfth Building Bridges Seminar: The Believing Community

May 17-31, 2013

Markets, Justice, and the Law

April 26, 2013

Beyond Church and State

April 25, 2013

Homosexuality in China: An Emergent Social and Religious Controversy

April 23, 2013

Faith Efforts Against Human Trafficking in Cambodia

April 22, 2013

Walking on Air: Alice McDermott and the Faith of the Novelist

April 19, 2013

The Jesuits, Globalization, and Dialogue

April 12, 2013

Human Dignity in World Affairs: Celebrating Pacem in Terris and its Legacy

April 11, 2013

Faith in Action: A Roundtable on Interfaith Service

April 10, 2013

Faith, Public Life, and the Common Good featuring Jim Wallis and Michael Gerson

April 10, 2013

What Do I Owe You?

April 2, 2013

The Predicament of Pluralism: A Discussion with GWU President Steven Knapp

March 26, 2013

Global Institutions of Religion: Ancient Movers, Modern Shakers

March 19, 2013

Human Dignity and the Future of Global Institutions: A Working Conference

March 15, 2013

Spiritual Friendship: Rediscovering a Road to God

March 13, 2013

Is the Military Use of Drones Ethically Defensible?

March 12, 2013

On Stage with On Grace: Religion, Redemption and Politics

March 11, 2013

A Blessing and a Curse: The Power of the Internet on Our Religious Lives

March 4, 2013

Liberal Education in a Global Era: American and Chinese Perspectives

February 26, 2013

God and Caesar in Flux? Shifting Boundaries between Religion and Politics in Europe

February 21-23, 2013

Cultures of Violence Workshop

February 20, 2013

Foreign News Coverage and Diplomacy

February 15, 2013

Faith, Diversity, and Sexual Orientation on Campus: A Conversation with Chris Stedman

February 13, 2013

The Light in Her Eyes

February 12, 2013

Rick Warren on Religious Freedom - A Conversation

February 8, 2013

The Politics and Economics of Britain's Foreign Aid: The Pergau Dam Affair

February 7, 2013

Being a Scholar—Being an Advocate

February 6, 2013

The Israelization of Jewish Identity: The Israeli Election and Beyond

February 5, 2013

Toward a Theory of Religious Pluralism

January 28, 2013

Civil Rights in Muslim Democracies

January 7, 2013

Theism and Rationality: A Seminar with Alvin Plantinga and Ernest Sosa

December 14, 2012

Inaugural Symposium: Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

December 7, 2012

Policy Consultation on Religious Freedom, Violent Religious Extremism, and Constitutional Reform in Muslim-Majority Countries: Lessons for U.S. Policy Makers

December 4, 2012

Of New Things: The Catholic Church and World Development Since 1945

November 30, 2012

The Religious Question in Modern China

November 30, 2012

Education and Social Justice Fellowships: Presentations and Orientation Meeting

November 16, 2012

Lebanon in the Shadow of Syrian Civil War

November 13, 2012

Guest Lecture: Alycia Ashburn on Faith-Based Engagement on Climate and Energy Policy

November 8, 2012

Ending Wars Well: Order, Justice, and Conciliation

November 5, 2012

The Church and the World: Secular Morality and the Challenge of Gender

November 2, 2012

Becoming Nonviolent Peacemakers

October 26, 2012

The Religious Situation in Germany and Europe Today

October 24, 2012

Religious Freedom Past and Future

October 23-24, 2012

Am I My Brother's Keeper?: Fall Semester Interfaith Service Roundtable

October 16, 2012

Guest Lecture: E.J. Dionne, Jr. on Media Coverage of Religion and Politics

October 12, 2012

Norway Takes God Seriously

October 11, 2012

Which Model, Whose Liberty?: Differences between the U.S. and European Approaches to Religious Freedom

October 4, 2012

The Future of American Politics: A Discussion with Millennial Mayors

October 4, 2012

National Millennial Values Survey Release

October 2, 2012

Guest Lecture: Ali Noorani on Faith Communities and Immigration Policy

September 21, 2012

Contraception and Conscience: A Symposium on Religious Liberty, Women’s Health, and the HHS Rule on Provision of Birth Control Coverage for Employees

September 20, 2012

Law's Virtues: Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American Society

September 18, 2012

Guest Lecture: Rev. Adam Taylor and Kathy Saile on Poverty in America

September 14, 2012

Just and Unjust Peace

September 13, 2012

Catholic Perspectives on Religious Liberty

September 10, 2012

Legacies of War and Reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Living Together into the Future

August 13-15, 2012

Seminar on Religion, Politics, and Society in the United States

July 25, 2012

Reverend Gideon Byamugisha: HIV and AIDS, Youth, and the Church

June 28, 2012

Religious Freedom and the HHS Mandate: a Conversation with Representatives Jeff Fortenberry, Diane Black, Ann Marie Buerkle and Dan Lipinski

June 20-21, 2012

Islam and Democratization: Lessons Learned from the Arab Spring

May 30, 2012

Catholics, Evangelicals, and the American Future

May 30, 2012

"Economic Crisis as an Opportunity for Change," with Cardinal Reinhard Marx

May 23-25, 2012

Religion and Security in World Affairs

May 23-25, 2012

Understanding Religious Pluralism Conference

May 17, 2012

Joint Religious Leadership Coordination for the G8 and G20 Summits

May 14, 2012

Religion & State After the Arab Spring: Devising Ground Rules for a New Era

May 1, 2012

Rethinking Religion and World Affairs

April 25, 2012

The President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge: Georgetown's Year-End Symposium

April 23-25, 2012

Eleventh Building Bridges Seminar: Death, Resurrection, and Human Destiny

April 19, 2012

Millennials, Values, and America's Future

April 19, 2012

Millennial Values Survey Release

April 17, 2012

Ian Linden on Global Health and Africa

April 12, 2012

Buddhist Economics in the Age of Globalization

April 11, 2012

Mapping Religious Beliefs and Practices in Contemporary China

April 11-13, 2012

Religious Freedom and Equality: Emerging Conflicts in North America and Europe

March 30, 2012

Doing More with Less: War in the 21st Century

March 28, 2012

March President's Interfaith Challenge Roundtable: Alternative Spring Break Reflections and Reunion

March 24, 2012

Ageless Grace: Women in Leadership in the Church and the World

March 22, 2012

The Rise of Islamist Parties in the New Middle East

March 22, 2012

Religious Freedom and Healthcare Reform

March 16, 2012

Religious Freedom and Religious Extremism: Lessons from the Arab Spring

March 1, 2012

Religious Freedom: Why Now? Defending an Embattled Human Right

February 29, 2012

Faith, Values, and Career Choice: February Challenge Roundtable

February 29, 2012

A Shinto Response to the March 2011 Disasters in Japan

February 15, 2012

Education and Social Justice International Summer Research Fellowships 2011 Report Launch

February 13, 2012

Equality, Freedom, & Religion

February 10, 2012

Standing Seminar: Religion & Human Personhood, Culture, and Society

February 8, 2012

Can It! Georgetown vs. Syracuse Can Drive

January 31, 2012

Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

January 30, 2012

Junior Year Abroad Network 2010-2011 Report Launch and Dinner

January 30, 2012

Qarantina: A Thriller About the Reality of Life in Baghdad Today

January 30- 3, 2012

Religious Leaders as Peace Builders

January 25, 2012

January President's Challenge Roundtable

January 21, 2012

Let Freedom Ring: Day of Service

January 19, 2012

Reflections on Dr. King’s Legacy by Georgetown Students, Faculty, and Staff

January 11, 2012

Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

January 5- 6, 2012

Women's Religious Peacebuilding Symposium

December 14, 2011

Ending Poverty: Practical Steps for Those Inspired by Their Faith

December 9-15, 2011

Workshops on Religion and International Affairs in Shanghai and Beijing

December 6, 2011

The Bishops' Letter "Economic Justice For All": Twenty-Five Years Later

December 5, 2011

Religions For Peace Meeting

December 5, 2011

Standing Seminar: Religion, Health, and Happiness

November 30, 2011

November President's Challenge Roundtable: Reflections on Thanksgiving

November 17, 2011

What's So Special About Religious Freedom?

November 16, 2011

Religious Communities in the Fire of Globalization: 'Phoenix from the Ashes?'

November 16, 2011

Engaging Faith-Based Organizations in the Response to Maternal Mortality

November 16, 2011

International Interfaith Dialogue on a Shared Response to the Environmental Crisis

November 14, 2011

Development in Cambodia - A Mosaic of Faith Engagement

November 10, 2011

"As We Forgive" Film Screening

November 10, 2011

Reverse Mission: Transnational Religious Communities and the Making of US Foreign Policy

November 8, 2011

The 2011 American Values Survey Launch

November 8, 2011

Guest Lecture: E.J. Dionne, Jr. on Religion and Politics in the Media

November 7, 2011

Faith-Inspired Development Work: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

November 3- 4, 2011

Symposium on Global Ethic, Law and Policy

October 31, 2011

October White House Challenge Roundtable and 25 Days of Service Closing Ceremony

October 31, 2011

Berkley Center Film Screening and Discussion of "An African Answer"

October 29, 2011

Plum Village Wake Up Tour - Taking the Practice of Mindfulness and Awakening to the Young People of America

October 25, 2011

Community Service as an Undergraduate and Beyond: Discussion with Alumni and Current Student Social Innovators

October 25, 2011

Guest Lecture: Lyndsay Moseley on Ethical Debates about Climate and Energy

October 25, 2011

Guest Lecture: Rep. Walter Jones on Peacemaking Inspired by Faith

October 24, 2011

The Role of Chaplains in the US Congress and the French Parliament

October 20, 2011

The Price of Freedom Denied

October 19, 2011

Myth and Ritual

October 12, 2011

The Business of Spirit: A Conversation on Meditation and Leadership

October 11, 2011

A More Perfect Union: The National Budget

September 27, 2011

Remembrance Through Interfaith Service: September 2011 President's Challenge Roundtable

September 27, 2011

Guest Lecture: Rev. Noel Castellanos on Religious Motivation for Immigration Reform

September 23, 2011

Sourcebook Seminar on Religious Freedom and the Struggle against Extremism

September 23, 2011

Islamic Law (Shari'a) and U.S. Foreign Policy

September 19, 2011

Sen. Coons Addresses the Georgetown Community

September 19, 2011

The Education and Social Justice Fellowship: Meet Anne Candelaria of Ateneo de Manila University

September 15, 2011

The New Republic of South Sudan: Primary Challenges, Paths to Development

Guest Lecture: John Carr on Faith-based Advocacy for Anti-Poverty Programs

September 12-14, 2011

Religion and Security in World Affairs Course

September 11, 2011

9/11 Unity Walk

September 11, 2011

Arun Gandhi Holds 9/11 Dialogue with Students

September 9, 2011

Liberty and Tolerance in an Age of Religious Conflict

September 8, 2011

Liberty and Tolerance in an Age of Religious Conflict: The Wounds of God

September 1, 2011

President's Interfaith and Community Service Challenge Kick-Off

July 25-28, 2011

Georgetown Hosts Interfaith Youth Core Interfaith Leadership Institute

June 27, 2011

Nepal Roundtable Series: Perspectives on Education, Peacebuilding, and Faith

June 17, 2011

Nepal Roundtable Series: Perspectives on Faith and Peacebuilding

June 15, 2011

Consultation on Maternal Mortality

May 26, 2011

The Role of Civil Society in Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, and Democratization

May 17-19, 2011

Tenth Building Bridges Seminar: Prayer

May 4, 2011

The Cognitive Science of Religion

May 3, 2011

Religious Pluralism and Democratic Politics in Latin America

May 2, 2011

Lord George Carey Marks the 10th Anniversary of the World Faiths Development Dialogue

April 29, 2011

Religious Freedom and the Politics of Proselytism

April 29, 2011

Sourcebook Seminar on the Historical Origins of Religious Freedom

April 26, 2011

Poor Economics: Rethinking the Way to Fight Global Poverty

April 15, 2011

FUNATICAL Panel Discussion on Comedy as Cultural Diplomacy

April 15, 2011

Culture, Health and Development Workshop: The Cultural, Religious, and Policy Dimensions of Female Genital Cutting (FGC)

April 14, 2011

Confucianism in China Today

April 12-14, 2011

US Air Force Chaplains Conference

April 11, 2011

Religious Identity in an Emergent Second Axial Age

April 7, 2011

What are the Roots of the Distinction between Theology and Philosophy?

April 5, 2011

Catholic Peacebuilding in East Africa

March 29-31, 2011

US Combatant Command Chaplains Conference

March 24, 2011

Why Christianity is Thriving in China Today

March 23, 2011

Hunger for Change: Interfaith Hunger Banquet

March 23, 2011

God’s Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics

March 22, 2011

Afghan Star: Defying the Taliban in an American Idol Spin Off

March 18, 2011

Water and Sanitation: Faith Roles in Responding to Global Challenges

March 5- 6, 2011

Fourth Georgetown-Campion Hall Seminar: Law and Society

March 4- 5, 2011

Religion, Peacebuilding, and Development: Cambodia & Kenya

March 4- 5, 2011

Third Georgetown-Campion Hall Seminar: Prayer and Devotional Life

March 1, 2011

Religion in American Politics and Society: A Model for Other Countries?

February 24, 2011

Religion and U.S. Immigration Reform

February 23, 2011

The Role of Faith-Inspired Organizations in Development

February 16, 2011

Dialogue Between Religious Traditions in an Age of Relativity

February 14, 2011

The Great Game and the Theater of War: Afghanistan Past, Present and Future

February 14, 2011

Turning Interfaith Dialogue into Tangible Action: A Discussion with Richard Cizik

January 27, 2011

Junior Year Abroad Network 2009-2010 Report Launch and Dinner

January 21-22, 2011

Workshop on Religion, Politics, and Society in the US and the UK

January 14-15, 2011

Second Georgetown-Campion Hall Seminar: The Qur’ān

January 10-11, 2011

Workshop on Global Development and Institutions Inspired by Faith in South and Central Asia

January 6- 7, 2011

The Religious Dynamics of War and Peace Faculty Seminar

December 9-11, 2010

Fourth Meeting of Catholics and Evangelicals for the Common Good

December 7, 2010

UnCommon Ground: A Journey of Exploration, Discovery and Connection

December 3, 2010

Religion, Peace and Development Student Roundtable: Afghanistan and Pakistan

November 30, 2010

South Africa Today: Did the Mandela Revolution Succeed?

November 18, 2010

The Informal Workforce in a Global Economy: Pre-Crisis Trends and Post-Crisis Prospects

November 17, 2010

Nostra Aetate Lecture Series: Professor Gregory Baum

November 12-13, 2010

First Georgetown-Campion Hall Seminar: Muhammad

November 9, 2010

Guest Lecture: Elizabeth Warren on Values and the Economic Crisis

November 8, 2010

The Religious Lives of Political Leaders

November 5, 2010

UNICEF-Georgetown International Development Conference

November 5, 2010

Africa's Holy Healers: A Lunchtime Beyond the Broadcast Discussion with America Abroad Media

November 2, 2010

Guest Lecture: Richard Cizik on the New Politics of Climate Change

October 28, 2010

Religious Freedom and National Security Policy

October 27, 2010

Are We Eating Ourselves to Death? (A Woodstock Forum)

October 22-26, 2010

White House Hosts the Interfaith Leadership Institute

October 19, 2010

Guest Lecture: David Cortright on Peacebuilding and Terrorism

October 4, 2010

Politics of Religious Freedom and the Minority Question: A Middle Eastern Genealogy

September 30, 2010

Rebirth: Film Preview with Director Jim Whitaker

September 29, 2010

The Clash of Ideas in World Politics: Transnational Networks, States & Regime Change

September 28, 2010

Guest Lecture: Rev. Samuel Rodriguez on Faith and Immigration Reform

September 24, 2010

The Congo Crisis: Women and War

September 24, 2010

The Difficulty of Being Good: A Discussion with Gurcharan Das

September 21, 2010

Guest Lecture: Michael Gerson on Faith and the Global Anti-Poverty Struggle

September 9, 2010

A Conversation with Akbar Ahmed: 'Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam'

September 8, 2010

Berkley Center Ramadan Iftar Dinner

August 31, 2010

Researching Religions and Development: A UK Project for Comparative Research on Religion, Politics and Governance

July 8, 2010

An Exchange on Women's Roles for Peace: Is Religion a Source of Strength or an Obstacle?

June 28-29, 2010

Navigating Religion and World Affairs: An Atlantic Forum

June 17, 2010

From Cultural Tensions to Political Conflict: A Dimension of the War of Ideas

May 25-27, 2010

Ninth Building Bridges Seminar: Tradition and Modernity

May 24, 2010

Faith-Inspired Activism and Global Civil Society: The Experience of Pax Christi

May 18, 2010

Afghanistan's Religious Landscape: Politicizing the Sacred

April 26, 2010

Religious Dialogue and the Quest for Peace in the Holy Land

April 22, 2010

Ending Wars Well: Just War Theory and Conflict's End

April 22, 2010

The Aftermath of War: Reflections on Jus Post Bellum

April 20, 2010

An Indonesian Model of Interreligious Dialogue

April 13, 2010

Disappointed Belief: Literature, God, and The New Atheism - A Conversation with James Wood and Paul Elie

April 12, 2010

Debating the War of Ideas

April 9, 2010

Gendered Boundaries and Jewish Transformations: Reflections on the Cultural Complexity of Jewish Feminism

March 16, 2010

Christianity and the Religions: A Zero-sum Game?

March 3, 2010

Proselytism and Religious Freedom in the 21st Century

February 26, 2010

Domestic Violence, Shari'a & Women's Rights

February 23, 2010

Engaging Religious Communities Abroad: A New Imperative for U.S. Foreign Policy

February 3, 2010

Congressional Event on U.S. International Religious Freedom Policy

January 26, 2010

Annual Junior Year Abroad Network Student Dinner

January 21, 2010

Rabbi David Novak's 'In Defense of Religious Liberty'

January 8, 2010

Berkley Center Hosts Task Force on Religious Liberty

December 14, 2009

The Role of Religion in the Public Square of a Pluralist Democracy

December 14-15, 2009

Workshop on Faith-Inspired Development Work in Southeast Asia

December 1, 2009

Student Lunch with Jean Bethke Elshtain

November 30, 2009

Islamopedia: Mapping Islamic Thinking Online

November 20, 2009

Peace or Justice in Africa: Does the ICC Help or Hinder?

November 17, 2009

Islam and Liberal Democracy: How Tradition Matters

November 12, 2009

The Religious Lives of Migrant Minorities: Great Britain, Malaysia, and South Africa

November 12, 2009

Charter for Compassion Launch with Karen Armstrong

November 11, 2009

A Literary Conversation with Richard Rodriguez and Paul Elie

November 10, 2009

Malaria & Multi-Faith Action: A Calling for Our Generation

November 9, 2009

America and the World, featuring Jean Bethke Elshtain

November 9, 2009

Changing Women's Realities in Morocco: Aicha Ech-Channa

November 6, 2009

Constructing Proper Faith in a Girls' High School in Jordan

November 3, 2009

Symposium on Religion & Democracy in the Foreign Policy of the Obama Administration

October 28, 2009

Student Lunch with Hans Joas

October 27-29, 2009

Universal Human Rights

October 21, 2009

Human Rights and the Defamation of Religions

September 29, 2009

Islam, Human Rights, and the Secular: A Conversation with Talal Asad and Abdullahi An-Naim

September 28, 2009

Reflections on the Origins of Human Rights

September 24, 2009

After September 11th: Change in the Academy?

September 16, 2009

Faith-Based Socially Responsible Investing and the Economic Crisis

September 15, 2009

'Journey into America' Screening and Ramadan Iftar Dinner

September 11, 2009

"The Other 9/11:" Faith, Hope and the Media

June 23-25, 2009

Faculty Development Seminar: The Religious Dynamics of War and Peace

June 16-18, 2009

Eighth Building Bridges Seminar: Science and Religion

May 1, 2009

Away from Evangelicalism: Reflections on Changes at World Vision

April 27, 2009

Islam and the Secular State

April 15, 2009

International Religious Freedom: How Important is it to America?

April 15, 2009

Understanding Contemporary Religious Pluralism in China

April 7, 2009

The Making of a Catholic President

April 6, 2009

The Resurrection of the Ordinary: A Conversation with Paul Elie

April 2, 2009

New Challenges for the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

March 30, 2009

Ritual Economy and Religious Revival in Rural Southeast China

March 26, 2009

Secularization Theory and the Study of Chinese Religions

March 24, 2009

From Iraq to Pakistan: The Arc of Turbulence

March 19-21, 2009

Third Meeting of Catholics and Evangelicals for the Common Good

March 18, 2009

The Roots of Faith in Public Service: A Conversation with EJ Dionne and Tim Shriver

March 13, 2009

"True Wealth of Nations": A Workshop exploring Project Progress

February 5, 2009

Hopkins and the Catholic Imagination: A Conversation with Paul Elie

January 30-31, 2009

Consultation on Faith-Inspired Organizations and Development in Latin America

January 29, 2009

Brooks, Dionne, and Tippett Discuss the Legacy of Reinhold Niebuhr and the Future of Christian Realism

December 12, 2008

Leadership Consultation on Scaling up Faith Community Impact against Malaria

December 8, 2008

The Role of Faith-Based Groups in Foreign Assistance

December 5, 2008

Prosecutions and Conflict Resolution: Is the ICC Using Africa as a Guinea Pig?

November 20, 2008

Nostra Aetate Lecture Series: Dr. Hans Küng

November 14, 2008

Hope in the Economy

November 13, 2008

The Holy Spirit and the Universality of God's Saving Grace in Human History

October 30, 2008

Interreligious Dialogue: Chances and Perils

October 29, 2008

Seminar on Secularism and Religious Pluralism in the US, France, Turkey, and India

October 27, 2008

Decent Shelter for All Meeting

October 21-23, 2008

Master Narratives of Modernity, Disenchantment and Secularity, and a More Adequate Narrative of Western Secularity

October 15-16, 2008

Political Theologies: Past, Present, and Future

October 15, 2008

God's Economy: Living with Debt in Evangelical America

October 14, 2008

Governance and Faith: Consultation on Issues and Next Steps

October 10, 2008

The Future of U.S. Religious Freedom Policy: Recommendations for the New Administration

October 7, 2008

Seminar on Faith and Community with Youth Leaders from the Balkans

October 1, 2008

New Frontiers for Interreligious Dialogue, with Dennis McManus

September 30, 2008

Promoting Education for All in Latin America: Fe y Alegria's Experience and Inspiration

September 26, 2008

Prophecy and the Near Future: New Observations

September 18-20, 2008

Religious and Political Identities: The Mediterranean Since 1492

September 16, 2008

When Mission Includes Dialogue and Dialogue Becomes Mission

September 11, 2008

2008 Berkley Center/Muslim Student Association Ramadan Iftaar Dinner

September 10-11, 2008

Project Rebirth: Film and Understanding Our Common Bonds of Loss

September 8, 2008

Comparing Secularism in India and China

September 4, 2008

Religion and Religions Seminar Series

June 24-27, 2008

Workshop on Global Development with Faith-Inspired Organizations in Africa and Europe

May 28, 2008

Who is Jesus? Muslim and Christian Reflections

May 5- 8, 2008

Seventh Building Bridges Seminar: Communicating the Word

April 29, 2008

The President's Faith-Based and Community Initiatives: A Quiet Revolution in Addressing Need

April 24-26, 2008

Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue on the Common Good

April 23, 2008

Religious Voices on Health Care Reform

April 22- 7, 2008

Oil, Islam, and Gender

April 21, 2008

U.S. International Religious Freedom Policy: Assessing the Results

April 18- 3, 2008

Free to Be a Slave: Slavery as a Metaphor in the Afro-Atlantic Religions

April 10, 2008

Religion, Women, and Development

April 10- 3, 2008

Seminar on Religion and Society with Visiting Indonesian Scholars

April 9, 2008

A Conversation about Religion and Politics with Senator Sam Brownback

April 8, 2008

The Beginning of Vision: Catholic Writing in a Critical Age

April 3, 2008

Souled Out? Faith and Politics After the Religious Right

April 3- 1, 2008

How Can Catholic Identity Be Protected?

April 3- 5, 2008

Nostra Aetate Lecture Series: Dr. Sayyed Hossein Nasr

April 1-29, 2008

Women in Interreligious Dialogue

March 25- 3, 2008

Building Interreligious Understanding on the 21st Century College Campus

March 14- 3, 2008

Religion, Migration, and Foreign Policy: Tensions in Immigration and Immigrant Integration

March 13-29, 2008

The Stillborn God? A Conversation about the Future of Political Theologies

March 10-29, 2008

The Islamic Political Tradition: Can It Be Saved?

February 25- 4, 2008

Why Religious Freedom? The Origins and Promise of US International Religious Freedom Policy

February 15, 2008

Nostra Aetate Lecture Series: Father David-Maria Jaeger (2nd Lecture)

February 8- 7, 2008

Black Judah: Race, Gender, and the Twelve Tribes of Transnationalism

February 5- 3, 2008

Peace from Africa: The Mozambique Story

February 4, 2008

The New Gama'ah Islamiyah: Prospects and Implications for US-Muslim World Relations

January 30, 2008

Religious Advocates: A Force in US Politics?

January 29, 2008

Debating Jim Wallis' The Great Awakening

January 17-29, 2008

Religion in Israeli Society, Politics, and Foreign Policy

January 15, 2008

Islam, Catholicism, and the Secular: A Conversation with José Casanova and Abdolkarim Soroush

January 14-30, 2008

Seminar with Winnifred Sullivan: The Intersection of Law and Religion

December 17, 2007

Symposium on Global Development and Faith-Inspired Organizations in the Muslim World

December 3- 2, 2007

Purity, Danger, and Violence: Torn Religions in the Contemporary World

December 3- 7, 2007

Sixth Building Bridges Seminar

November 28, 2007

Immigration, Integration, and Islam

November 14- 2, 2007

Symposium on Martyrdom in Comparative Perspective

November 13, 2007

Kinship and Diasporas in International Affairs: The Jews as Paradigmatic Examples

November 7- 4, 2007

Pitfalls and Potentials in Interreligious Dialogue

November 7-30, 2007

When God Means War, When God Means Peace: Explaining the Wild Variation in Religious Politics

October 24- 3, 2007

Mauritania's 2007 Transition to Democracy: Lecture, Discussion & Lunch

October 18, 2007

Islamic Finance in Southeast Asia: Local Practice, Global Impact

October 16- 3, 2007

Symposium on the State of West-Islamic Dialogue

October 11, 2007

Poison or Cure? Religious Belief in the Modern World

October 2- 3, 2007

2007 Berkley Center/Muslim Student Association Ramadan Iftaar Dinner

October 2-24, 2007

Aliens in America: Considering Post-9/11 Tensions Through Television Comedy

September 28, 2007

Religion and the Nuclear Scenario

September 18-30, 2007

Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution

September 11-27, 2007

Islam, Constitutions, and Durable Democracy: The Cases Of Iraq and Afghanistan

September 10-30, 2007

Restoring America's Standing in the Middle East

May 2, 2007

Nostra Aetate Lecture Series: Rabbi David Rosen

April 23, 2007

Forum on Religion, Migration, and Foreign Policy

April 19, 2007

What It Means to be a Muslim in America

April 17-24, 2007

Children of Abraham Interfaith Arts Week

April 17, 2007

Faculty Seminar: Negotiating Identities And Change In Global Religion

April 16, 2007

Symposium on Faith-Inspired Organizations and Global Development Policy: U.S. and International Perspectives

April 12, 2007

Faculty Seminar on Religion and Development: Ethical Issues around US Foreign Assistance

April 9-11, 2007

Islam in the West

April 4, 2007

Nationalism into Islamism? The Volga-Ural Region

March 29, 2007

Faculty Seminar on the Moral Nature of Markets

March 28, 2007

Symposium on Evangelicals and Foreign Policy

March 27, 2007

Nostra Aetate Lecture Series: Dr. William Vendley

March 27, 2007

Rethinking Religion and Globalization: The Transnational Sathya Sai Movement

March 16, 2007

Conference on Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights

March 15, 2007

Religion and Democracy in Iran

March 14, 2007

Making Peace Among Arabs and Israelis

March 13, 2007

Good Hijab, Bad Hijab

March 2, 2007

Nostra Aetate Lecture Series: Kjell Magne Bondevik

March 1, 2007

"Glories of Islamic Art" Movie Screening with Akbar Ahmed

February 12, 2007

Promoting Peace and Tolerance through Madrasa Renewal

February 9, 2007

Theocracy, Democracy, and the Conservative Consolidation in Iran

February 8, 2007

Maghreb Center Inaugural Symposium

February 6, 2007

Poland and Judaism Today

February 5, 2007

Nostra Aetate Lecture Series: Father David-Maria Jaeger (1st Lecture)

January 18, 2007

Global Religious Matters: José Casanova

January 12- 3, 2007

World Migrants and Refugees Day

January 10, 2007

The Alliance of Civilizations: Countering Extremism in Muslim-Western Relations

December 6, 2006

The Mohammed Cartoon Affair: One Year Later

December 4, 2006

Shelter: Creative Interfaith Perspectives

November 29-24, 2006

Faculty Seminar on Culture, Religion, and Globalization: Peter Mandaville

November 28, 2006

Nostra Aetate Lecture Series: Dr. Susannah Heschel

November 15, 2006

Religion and the Struggle Against Apartheid in South Africa

November 2, 2006

Nostra Aetate Lecture Series: Rev. Thomas Stransky, CSP (3rd Lecture)

November 1, 2006

Using and Abusing The Holocaust as a Political Weapon

October 30-24, 2006

Dutch Disease or European Dilemma? Calvinist Legacies Confront Globalization & Islam

October 26, 2006

Mahmood Mamdani on Islam and the West

October 26, 2006

Roundtable on Michael Kazin's "A Godly Hero"

October 19, 2006

2006 Berkley Center/Muslim Student Association Ramadan Iftaar Dinner

October 18, 2006

Nostra Aetate Lecture Series: Rev. Thomas Stransky, CSP (2nd Lecture)

October 16, 2006

A Mind of Peace: The Evolution of Jordan's Perception of a Political Settlement with Israel 1967-1988

October 15, 2006

Our Moment International Development Conference

October 12, 2006

Israel and US Foreign Policy

October 11, 2006

Ethical Realism: A Vision for America's Role in the World

October 10- 1, 2006

Faith and Justice: Reflections on the War in Lebanon

October 5, 2006

Where Did All the Evils Go?

October 5, 2006

Religion and Global Development Faculty Seminar

October 4, 2006

Nostra Aetate Lecture Series: Rev. Thomas Stransky, CSP (1st Lecture)

October 4, 2006

Woodstock Forum: What Makes a War Just? What Makes Peace Possible?

September 20, 2006

Faculty Seminar on Culture, Religion, and Globalization: Discussion of Anthony Appiah

September 12, 2006

What's Special About Religious Disputes

April 20, 2006

Love in the Multitude

April 19, 2006

Conflict and Peace in Central Africa

April 11, 2006

Democratization in Central Africa

April 6, 2006

Conference on Islam and Education in North America

March 30-31, 2006

Interreligious Dialogue in India: Engaging Youth

March 28, 2006

Martyrdom in Islam: Does Theology Matter?

March 28, 2006

Politics in Post-Independence India

March 28, 2006

The Natural History of the Bible

March 27-30, 2006

Fifth Building Bridges Seminar: Justice and Rights

March 23, 2006

Kierkegaard and Socrates

March 17, 2006

Conference on the New Religious Pluralism in World Politics

March 15, 2006

How Jews and Christians Invented the Bible

March 2, 2006

Small Arms Trafficking and the Culture of Violence in Africa

March 1, 2006

The Impact of Culture on African Political and Economic Development

March 1, 2006

Finding the Common Ground for the Common Good: Toward an Evangelical Catholic Partnership on Public Policy

February 28, 2006

Peace as a Matrix of Convergence between Religion and Politics

November 11, 2005

Colloquium on the Ethics of War after 9/11

November 7, 2005

Machiavelli's God

October 11, 2005

Stoic Warriors and the Bible

September 28, 2005

On Philo-Semitism

September 26, 2005

Muslim Women in Europe

May 16-18, 2005

Fourth Building Bridges Seminar: Building a Better Bridge

April 21, 2005

Conference on New Religious Pluralism and Democracy

March 26-28, 2004

Third Building Bridges Seminar: Bearing the Word

April 7- 9, 2003

Second Building Bridges Seminar: Scriptures in Dialogue

January 17-18, 2002

First Building Bridges Seminar: The Road Ahead

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