Event Summary: Workshop on Global Development and Religion in Guatemala
Author: Carlos Martínez Ruiz
October 20, 2015
On September 28-29, 2015 the World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD) and the Berkley Center for Religion Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University convened a workshop in Washington, DC to discuss objectives and potential research avenues for their planned research program in Guatemala (supported by the Henry R. Luce Foundation). The consultation brought together a group of 13 scholars and development practitioners who have experience or interests in issues at the intersection of religion and international development in Guatemala. The following report summarizes the content of the consultation, which helps to sharpen the definition of priority areas for research and to explore the important, but often obscured, religious dimensions of development topics in the country.