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North America

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Explore the Berkley Center’s resources on North America, which examine some of the most debated topics at the intersection of religion and public life, including religious freedom cases and social issues such as race and immigration; offer unique insights into the American religious landscape; and explore the role of the United States as a moral leader on pressing global challenges.

Project Spotlight

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American Pilgrimage Project Conversations

Drawing on the scholarly resources of Georgetown University and the documentary approach pioneered by StoryCorps, the American Pilgrimage Project invites Americans of diverse backgrounds to sit together and talk to each other one-to-one about the…

Current and Past Projects

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Religious Freedom in the United States and Europe

While the role of religion can be strikingly different on both sides of the Atlantic, American and European societies face similar challenges to religious liberty. The United States model of high levels of religious practice, denominational…


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


Article January 19, 2017

Sub-Working Group on Religion, Women, and Peacebuilding: Summary of Work and Recommendations

Appointed in March 2016 as part of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, a working group on religion, women, and peacebuilding was one of five sub-groups supported by the U.S. State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs. Berkley Center Senior Fellow Katherine Marshall was a co-chair. The group focused on specific actions that could enhance State…