The Role of Faith-Inspired Organizations in Development

February 23, 2011
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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 Berkley 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.

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