American Pilgrimage Project

Drawing on the scholarly resources of Georgetown University and the documentary approach pioneered by StoryCorps, the American Pilgrimage Project will invite Americans of diverse backgrounds to sit together and talk to each other one-to-one about the role their religious beliefs play at crucial moments in their lives.


American Pilgrimage Project Conversations

Doyle Engaging Difference Program

The Doyle Engaging Difference Program is a campus-wide collaboration between the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) designed to strengthen Georgetown University’s core commitment to tolerance and diversity and to enhance global awareness of the challenges and opportunities of an era of increasing interconnectedness. At the Berkley Center, Doyle Seminars facilitate in-depth explorations of similar themes in smaller, upper-level courses. In addition to curricular innovation, the Doyle Program supports the Junior Year Abroad Network, through which Hoyas blog about their encounters with diverse host societies, and Doyle student fellows, who explore intercultural and interreligious issues through their studies and engage in dialogue with the wider campus community. The program is made possible through the generosity of William J. Doyle (C’72), chairman of the Georgetown University Board of Directors. For more information, visit the joint Berkley-CNDLS Doyle Program website.


Doyle Seminars

Doyle Undergraduate Fellows Program

Education and Social Justice Project

Junior Year Abroad Network

Undergraduate Learning and Interreligious Understanding

Faith, Values, and Public Life

The last two decades have seen a surge of religious, ethical and cultural controversies around the world. Through research, teaching and outreach the Faith, Values, and Public Life program explores the intersection of globalization with contemporary issues including education, science and technology, and international relations.


Georgetown-Campion Hall Partnership

Religion in China and the United States

The Building Bridges Seminar

Campus Conversation on Values

Faith and the Global Agenda

Globalization, Religions, and the Secular

How does globalization intersect with the resurgence of public religion? To what extent do we live in a post-secular world? The Globalization, Religions, and the Secular program brings together leading scholars across disciplines to explore different dimensions of these questions across states, regions, and religious communities.


Catholicism and Globalization

The Jesuits and Globalization

Religious and Political Identities: The Mediterranean since 1492

Islam and World Politics

The Arab Spring has highlighted one of the most salient trends of the past two decades: the emergence of Islam as a political force around the world. The Islam and World Politics program addresses the intersection of Islam and politics in areas including democratization, immigration, and women's rights.


Islam, Gender, and Democracy

Law, Religion, and Values

The program in Law, Religion, and Values supports teaching, research, and scholarly conferences that explore how religion and values legitimate, shape, and conflict with global political, cultural, and legal systems in transnational and comparative perspective.


Future of Political Theologies

Normative Orders Collaborative

Project Rebirth

What Do I Owe You: Mapping Global Responsibility

The Church and the World

The single largest religious community on the globe, the Catholic Church has developed teachings on justice and peace that are relevant to global challenges of economic and social development, democracy and human rights, conflict resolution, and interreligious dialogue. Under Pope Francis, the Church has increased its engagement in world affairs. The program on the Church and the World will address these issues through concerted research, teaching, and outreach activities.


The Church and Nuclear Issues

The Church and the Ecumenical Future

Catholic Social Teaching and the Global Future of Development

Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue

Nostra Aetate Lecture Series

Religion and Religions Seminar Series

Past Programs

Religion and US Foreign Policy

Both the practice and analysis of US foreign policy has traditionally marginalized religious questions. With the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, the Berkley Center explored the role of religion in US policy from 2006 to 2011. This program provided special attention to issues of human rights and international religious freedom.


Foreign Policy Practitioners Interview Series

Proselytism as a Policy Challenge

Religion, Democracy, and U.S. Diplomacy

Religious Sources of Foreign Policy

The International Religious Freedom Act: Ten Years Later

Religion, Conflict, and Peace

The Religion, Conflict, and Peace program examines the intersection of religion with other cultural, social, and political factors in the generation and resolution of conflict. Activities include the production of critical case studies and the development of knowledge resources for government professionals. The program was part of the Luce/SFS Program on Religion and International Affairs from 2006 to 2011.


Government Outreach

Peacebuilding Practitioners Interview Series

Religious Freedom Project

The Religious Freedom Project (RFP) at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs is the nation's only university-based program devoted exclusively to the analysis of religious freedom. The RFP engages a team of international scholars to examine and debate the meaning and value of religious liberty and its impact on societal flourishing.


Christianity & Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Historical Origins of Religious Freedom

Religion as Intrinsic to Human Experience

Religious Freedom and Economic, Social, and Political Development

Religious Freedom and the Struggle against Extremism

Religious Freedom in the United States and Europe

Religious Liberty, Economic Freedom, and Development

Religious Liberty, Political Freedom, and Democracy

The Holy Avarice Project

The "Holy Avarice: Religion and the Re-enchantment of Modern Capitalism" research project investigates the role of religion in modern economic life in the global South and the developed North. It is funded by the Religion and Innovation in Human Affairs (RIHA) program of the Historical Society.
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