Women, Religion, and Peace Interview Series

February 29, 2012

In 2010, the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), and the World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD) embarked on an investigation into the relationships between women, religion, and peace. The project involves two symposia held in 2010 and 2012, a USIP-published Peaceworks publication following the first symposium, entitled Women in Religious Peacebuilding, and a set of commissioned papers that form the core of a forthcoming book. An important facet of the investigation is a series of interviews with practitioners and scholars (the collection of these interviews is ongoing).
This publication provides readers with a glimpse of the breadth and depth of the investigation of women, religion, conflict, and peacebuilding. It highlights the interviews, which constitute a series of living stories, and its aim is to ensure that the collection is available to a wider audience than those who encounter them on the Berkley Center or USIP websites. As the interviews are continuing, this document should be viewed as a work in progress.

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