February 23, 2011
The Role of Faith-Inspired Organizations in Development
Professors Katherine Marshall and Thomas Banchoff attended a meeting of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations to present the results of the four-year study on the role of faith-inspired organizations in development around the world and display the Center's online knowledge resources related to religion and development.
With the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, Georgetown's School of Foreign Service and Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs have been mapping the role of religious communities and affiliated organizations across world regions. Marshall, who worked for two decades in leadership positions in the World Bank before coming to Georgetown, presented the cumulative findings of six workshops in Washington, DC, Qatar, the Netherlands, Guatemala, Cambodia, and Bangladesh that have brought stakeholders from civil society and governments to identify problems and best practices at the intersection of religion and development. Banchoff, a political scientist and the Berkley Center director, presented the Center's online knowledge resources related to religion and development.
Thomas Banchoff is director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and professor in the Government Department and the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. His research centers on religious and ethical issues in...
Katherine Marshall is a Senior Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, where she leads the Center's program on Religion and Global Development. After a long career in the development field, including several leadership...