Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy

July 1, 2021

This curricular module guide explores the role of religion in U.S. foreign policy, highlighting how the academic study of religion can inform the practice of diplomacy. The guide expands on the "Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy" virtual course module by assembling open-access sources and providing discussion questions on the role of religious outreach and faith engagement in U.S. foreign policy. 

These materials are designed to engage students with the following issues:

  • religion and diplomacy, religious literacy, and interfaith collaboration in the U.S. State Department 
  • historical policy engagement with religion and the contemporary role of religion in U.S. foreign policy 
  • approaches to international religious freedom policy and implications for the Biden administration

This guide is part of the Berkley Center's Religion and World Affairs Virtual Course Modules, a collection of curricular modules that draws on open-access articles and multimedia sources to support online learning in higher education.

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