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Asia-Pacific

Asian Building with Colorful and Intricate Facade

Explore the Berkley Center’s resources on the Asia-Pacific region, including rich materials on religion and public life in China, and Education and Social Justice Project interviews with educators in Australia, Cambodia, South Korea, and the Philippines.

Current and Past Projects

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Country Mapping: Myanmar

This project, a collaboration between the World Faiths Development Dialogue and the Berkley Center, aims to explore how faith-inspired organizations and religious leaders engage in the many facets of Myanmar's development.
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Country Mapping: Philippines

This project, a collaboration between the World Faiths Development Dialogue and the Berkley Center, aims to explore how faith-inspired organizations and religious leaders engage in the many facets of the Philippines' development.
Educating First Nations Students at Jesuit Schools in Australia

Educating First Nations Students at Jesuit Schools in Australia

In summer 2017 Nicholas Na spent three weeks conducting research at St. Ignatius’ College in Australia as part of an ongoing initiative of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching…

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Social Justice in South Korea

In May 2015, Dana Drecksel spent three weeks conducting research at the Republic of Korea’s Sogang University (Seoul) and Gangjeong Village (Jeju Island) as part of an ongoing initiative of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs…

Interviews

Discover the firsthand experiences of faith leaders, activists, and peacebuilding practitioners working on issues ranging from development and education to conflict resolution and foreign policy.

For over a decade, Berkley Center scholars and students have been conducting interviews with individuals working at the intersection of religion and world affairs. These discussions offer unique insights into the inner workings of a wide spectrum of professions touched by religion with interviewees ranging from the highest levels of leadership of international organizations to on-the-ground practitioners. Explore individual interviews here or follow links to our interview collections below:

Blog Posts

Publications

Policy Brief June 29, 2021

Media, State Control, and Freedom of Religion in South and Southeast Asia

This brief provides a comparative analysis of media landscapes and major issues that hinder, prevent, or support religious freedom in South and Southeast Asian countries. It is directed to peacebuilders and policymakers at country and regional levels. It highlights two crosscutting themes: how social hostilities between religious and ethnic groups are represented in the media and the leverage of…