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Religion and Development

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Religious communities and faith-inspired organizations around the globe play an important role in the world's most pressing development issues. These resources examine how these actors and groups offer aid on the front lines of crises and shape and influence their societies in fundamental ways that must be understood to implement effective development policies and practices.

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Katherine Marshall

Senior Fellow
Walsh School of Foreign Service, Executive Director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue

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Project Spotlight


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:


Lesson Plan July 1, 2021

Faith Action on Human Trafficking

This curricular module guide examines how faith actors and beliefs figure into action on human trafficking, highlighting how religion plays complex roles in international development.


July 6, 2021

Religion Matters: A Conversation on Religion and Sustainable Development Goals (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 31 minutes

June 29, 2021

Vaccinate Thy Neighbor (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 4 minutes

June 16, 2021

Local Faith Communities Respond to Venezuelan Displacement in Latin America and the Caribbean (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 51 minutes

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