Workshop on Global Development and Religion in Guatemala

Religion has special importance in Guatemala, not only in the private lives of Guatemalans, but also at the broader cultural and societal levels. The large presence of faith-inspired organizations makes religion a particularly salient topic to Guatemala’s development, although international development partners have rarely focused explicitly on what this implies for policy and action. This workshop brought together a distinguished group of academic researchers and development practitioners interested in the intersections of international development, culture, and religion in Guatemala. The goal of this workshop was to help WFDD and the Berkley Center shape specific research plans for mapping religion and development in Guatemala on topics such as education, health, good governance, peace and violence prevention, youth, and gender.

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