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Latin America and Caribbean

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Explore the Berkley Center’s resources on Latin America and the Caribbean, including a deep dive into the development landscape of Guatemala, commentary on the Catholic Church’s diplomatic efforts in the region, and research on Jesuits in the region and across other parts of the globe.

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Country Mapping: Guatemala

Guatemala was one of four featured countries in a multi-year review of the roles that religious ideas, institutions, and leaders play in various aspects of development efforts in four countries conducted jointly by the World Faiths Development Dialogue and the Berkley Center.
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Fe y Alegría and Social Justice in Bolivia

In summer 2012 undergraduate student Lisa Frank spent three weeks conducting interviews in Bolivia as part of an ongoing initiative of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and…


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:

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Report March 31, 2017

Faith and Development in Focus: Guatemala

Guatemala is grappling with questions involving values that underlie its development strategies and policies. The reality of inequalities, concerns about social tensions and violence, painful historical legacies, and questions around governance are at the center of development debates. Religious leaders and institutions are deeply involved. They see themselves, and are commonly seen, to have

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