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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

The American Pilgrimage Project invites Americans of diverse backgrounds to sit together and talk to each other one-to-one about the role their religious beliefs have played at crucial moments in their lives. The conversations are recorded by

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…
The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge

The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge

The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge was a White House initiative from 2011 to 2016 to promote, innovate, and recognize tools for and models of interfaith service and engagement in higher education institutions, which are often on the forefront of addressing national challenges.


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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