Religion, Peace, and World Affairs: The Challenges Ahead
April 7, 2016
The tenth anniversary of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs is an occasion to celebrate a record of accomplishment and to reflect on the work ahead. The more we learn, through patient research, teaching, and dialogue, about how religion shapes and is shaped by other forces in world affairs, and the more fully we understand and pursue interreligious engagement in its particular historical, political, and social circumstances around the globe, the more we can hope to channel powerful religious currents in peaceful directions. This is a collaborative undertaking for the long term. The essays in this volume, authored by center faculty and leading scholars, religious leaders, and practitioners, lay out some of the context for the work ahead. The contributions provide a survey of some of the main global challenges that are likely to engage us at the intersection of religion, peace, and world affairs in decades to come.