Women, Religion, and Peace: Meeting Report

July 8, 2010

On July 7-8, 2010, development practitioners, scholars, and policy-makers met in Washington, D.C. to initiate a conversation about the ways in which women inspired by or linked to religion create and maintain peace. The symposium was a partnership among the World Faiths Development Dialogue, the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, and United States Institute of Peace. The participants included representatives of a wide range of both secular and faith-inspired organizations, as well as scholars and grassroots peacebuilders from around the world. This meeting summary highlights the major issues that emerged during the two days of discussion.

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