Global Development and Faith-Inspired Organizations in Southeast Asia: Meeting Report

June 16, 2010

On December 14-15, 2009, Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, the World Faiths Development Dialogue, and the Asia Faiths Development Dialogue hosted a consultation in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on the role of faith-inspired organizations in responding to development challenges in Southeast Asia. The meeting brought together practitioners and religious leaders to review major issues facing the region.

The group explored issues including the role of faith-inspired organizations in responding to conflict, major challenges facing children and youth in the region, coordination challenges, and the tensions that arise at the intersection of faith and development, among other topics related to development in the region.

The consultation was the fifth in a series of regional explorations undertaken by the Berkley Center, with support from the Henry R. Luce Foundation, whose objective is to increase knowledge about institutions and their work and to identify and explore emerging policy issues.

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