Understanding Religious Nationalism and Populism
Many of today’s international crises have a strong religious component, yet media coverage often omits or oversimplifies these complexities and nuances. The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University has partnered with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to support and promote journalism that investigates or illuminates the religious dimension of an international issue, bringing to light what is often overlooked, untold, or misunderstood. With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, from spring 2021 through spring 2022 the two centers are hosting a series of private workshops and public events examining how nationalist populist leaders consolidate political power by suppressing the rights and identity of marginalized religious and cultural groups. The closed-door workshops bring together scholars and journalists to discuss short papers circulated in advance and are followed by public events addressing the same theme.