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Europe

Town Square with Church and Lady Justice Statue in Frankfurt, Germany

Explore the Berkley Center’s resources on Europe, which examine Islam in Europe; converging and diverging views on religious freedom policy; religion and European politics; and general trends in religious demographics, especially in regard to secularization.

Project Spotlight

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Ecclesiological Investigations Network

The Ecclesiological Investigations (EI) International Research Network exists to help to foster scholarship and dialogue throughout the different churches and between Christianity and other faith communities, as well as between the church and secular societies.

Current and Past Projects

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Higher Education and Social Justice in Ukraine

In summer 2017, Anastasia Sendoun spent three weeks conducting research at Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv, Ukraine as part of an ongoing initiative of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for Social…

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Jesuit Education in Central Europe

In May and June 2016, Sarah Jannarone spent three weeks conducting research at the Jesuit College Magis in Maribor, Slovenia as part of an ongoing initiative of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for Social…
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Local Education and Social Justice in Poland

In summer 2013 undergraduate student Elisabeth Lembo spent three weeks conducting interviews in Poland as part of an ongoing initiative of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching…

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 August 26, 2020

The Many Faces of Turkey's Religious Soft Power

In this policy brief, Ahmet Erdi Öztürk argues that Turkey, under the ruling Justice and Development Party of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has sought to use Islam visibly and impactfully in its foreign policy, sparking a diverse range of responses.