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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:


Article December 13, 2022

COVID-19 and Religion: Pandemic Lessons and Legacies

This article draws on the multiyear work of the Religious Responses to COVID-19 project to assess how religious communities worldwide experienced the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have in turn shaped responses to the pandemic.


December 15, 2022

Interreligious Perspectives on Peace and Development: A Conversation with Jeffrey Sachs (Video)

Duration: 24 minutes

September 23, 2022

2022 Global Social Justice Research Symposium Panel 1 (Video)

Duration: 54 minutes

September 23, 2022

2022 Global Social Justice Research Symposium Panel 2 (Video)

Duration: 59 minutes

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