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

December 7, 2012

The Price of Freedom Denied

October 20, 2011

Sourcebook Seminar on the Historical Origins of Religious Freedom

April 29, 2011

The Cognitive Science of Religion

May 4, 2011

Sourcebook Seminar on Religious Freedom and the Struggle against Extremism

September 23, 2011

What's So Special About Religious Freedom?

November 17, 2011

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

February 10, 2012

Standing Seminar: Religion, Health, and Happiness

December 5, 2011

Religious Freedom: Why Now? Defending an Embattled Human Right

March 1, 2012

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

April 11, 2012

Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

January 31, 2012

Equality, Freedom, & Religion

February 13, 2012

Religious Freedom and Religious Extremism: Lessons from the Arab Spring

March 16, 2012

Religious Freedom and Healthcare Reform

March 22, 2012

Rethinking Religion and World Affairs

May 1, 2012

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

May 14, 2012

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

October 11, 2012

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

June 28, 2012

Catholic Perspectives on Religious Liberty

September 13, 2012

Just and Unjust Peace

September 14, 2012

Religious Freedom Past and Future

October 24, 2012

Inaugural Symposium: Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

December 14, 2012

Rick Warren on Religious Freedom - A Conversation

February 12, 2013

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

January 7, 2013

The Good Muslim and Religious Freedom

May 31, 2013

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

October 9, 2013

British Christianity: Historical Contributions and Contemporary Challenges

October 2, 2013

Is Europe Joining the International Religious Freedom Bandwagon?

September 18, 2013

Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

December 13, 2013

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

November 15, 2013

Is International Religious Freedom Policy Becoming Respectable?

February 25, 2014

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

March 24, 2014

PROJECT PUBLICATIONS

A Global Crisis of Religious Liberty: Evidence, Origins, and SignificanceA Global Crisis of Religious Liberty: Evidence, Origins, and Significance

June 20, 2014 In this speech delivered at a conference in Rome, Thomas Farr argues that there are many reasons for societies to embrace religious freedom,...

Our Failed Religious Freedom PolicyOur Failed Religious Freedom Policy

November 1, 2013 In this article published in First Things, Thomas Farr elucidates the serious harm done by America's failure to implement the International...

In God's Name: Politics, Religion  and Economic DevelopmentIn God's Name: Politics, Religion and Economic Development

July 25, 2013 In this lecture, given as the 9th Annual AELEX Lecture in Lagos, Nigeria, Timothy Shah argues that religious freedom can be directly tied to...

Religious Liberty: What is It, Why Should We Care?Religious Liberty: What is It, Why Should We Care?

July 3, 2013 In a presentation at the 2013 Lausanne Global Forum, held in Bangalore, India from June 17 to June 21, Tim Shah presented a case for the importance...

Examining the Government’s Record on Implementing the International Religious Freedom ActExamining the Government’s Record on Implementing the International Religious Freedom Act

June 13, 2013 Thomas Farr, director of the Religious Freedom Project, presented testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform...

Religion and International Relations: A Primer for ResearchReligion and International Relations: A Primer for Research

May 22, 2013 "Religion and International Relations: A Primer for Research" is the report of the Working Group on International Relations and Religion of the...

Religious Freedom, Democratization, and Economic DevelopmentReligious Freedom, Democratization, and Economic Development

April 29, 2013 Based on an extensive survey of relevant scholarly literature in economics, political science, sociology and other disciplines, in this paper...

The Future of Religious Freedom: Global ChallengesThe Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges

December 27, 2012 Edited by University of Oklahoma political science professor Allen Hertzke, The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges assembles scholars...

Laws Penalizing Blasphemy, Apostasy and Defamation of Religion are Widespread

November 21, 2012 "Laws Penalizing Blasphemy, Apostasy and Defamation of Religion are Widespread" is an analytical piece based on the 2011 study carried out by the...

Martyrdom with a Message: How Persecuted Christians Witness to Religious FreedomMartyrdom with a Message: How Persecuted Christians Witness to Religious Freedom

November 16, 2012 RFP associate director Timothy Shah joined scholars and religious leaders for a major conference on Christian martyrdom sponsored by the Institute...

<em>God's Century</em> reviewed by Michael Emerson in <em>Contemporary Sociology</em>God's Century reviewed by Michael Emerson in Contemporary Sociology

November 2, 2012 Noted sociologist Michael Emerson reviews God's Century by RFP associate director Timothy Shah and associate scholars Monica Toft and Dan Philpott...

Religious Freedom and National SecurityReligious Freedom and National Security

October 3, 2012 Considering that a strong correlation has existed between religious persecution and national security both in recent years and throughout the...

Of Down Syndrome and Violence: Religious Freedom and US Foreign PolicyOf Down Syndrome and Violence: Religious Freedom and US Foreign Policy

September 13, 2012 RFP Director Tom Farr spoke at a conference on "International Religious Freedom: An Imperative for Peace and the Common Good," held at the Catholic...

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PROJECT LEADERS

Thomas FarrThomas Farr

Thomas F. Farr is director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and a visiting associate...

Timothy ShahTimothy Shah

Timothy Samuel Shah is associate director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and...

ASSOCIATE SCHOLARS

Ilan AlonIlan Alon

Ilan Alon is the George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair of International Business and director of the China Center at Rollins College, specializing...

Anthony GillAnthony Gill

Anthony (Tony) Gill is a professor of political science and adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Washington, a distinguished senior...

Brian GrimBrian Grim

Brian J. Grim is president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation and a leading expert on the socioeconomic impact of restrictions on...

Allen HertzkeAllen Hertzke

Allen Hertzke is Presidential Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma and faculty fellow in Religious Freedom for OU’s...

William InbodenWilliam Inboden

William Inboden is associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and executive director of the Clements Center for History, Strategy, and...

Karrie KoeselKarrie Koesel

Karrie J. Koesel is assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon and an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's...

Timur KuranTimur Kuran

Timur Kuran is professor of economics and political science and Gorter Family Professor in Islamic Studies at Duke University, as well as an...

John M. OwenJohn M. Owen

John M. Owen IV is the Ambassador Henry J. and Mrs. Marion R. Taylor Professor of Politics and faculty fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies...

Daniel PhilpottDaniel Philpott

Daniel Philpott, a professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for Peace Studies and an associate scholar with...

Ani SarkissianAni Sarkissian

Ani Sarkissian is an assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University (MSU) and an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's...

Rebecca ShahRebecca Shah

Rebecca Samuel Shah is a research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and an associate scholar with the Berkley...

W. Bradford WilcoxW. Bradford Wilcox

W. Bradford Wilcox is an associate professor of sociology and the director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, as well...

Robert WoodberryRobert Woodberry

Robert Woodberry is an associate professor of Political Science and director of the Project on Religion and Economic Change at the National...

PROJECT STAFF

Nicholas FedykNicholas Fedyk

Nicholas Fedyk joined the Berkley Center in June 2014 as a project associate with the Religious Freedom Project. He graduated from Georgetown's...

Claudia WinklerClaudia Winkler

Claudia Winkler joined the Berkley Center in February 2014 as a project associate with the Religious Freedom Project. Before joining the center,...

Canadian International Council Interviews RFP Director Tom Farr

Thomas Farr

February 23, 2012

In an interview with the Canadian International Council, RFP director Thomas Farr explains what can be learned from religious freedom policy in the US and critiques the US foreign policy regarding the promotion of religious freedoms around the world. After expounding the importance and significance of religious freedom, Professor Farr criticizes the negligent stance the US takes on China’s denial of religious freedoms. Professor Farr further analyzes the implications of the Arab Spring on religious freedom around the world and emphasizes the importance of resolving Egypt’s religious freedom issues as it develops into a well-functioning democracy.

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