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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 November 10, 2021

Impressions and Indications of Religious Engagement in Development

In this article, Senior Fellow Katherine Marshall focuses on the challenges of gathering, presenting, and using evidence that shapes deliberate and systematic religious engagement linked to international development and humanitarian programs.


October 22, 2021

The Call of Creation (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 28 minutes

September 20, 2021

After September 11, 2021: The Next 20 Years (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 1 minutes

August 30, 2021

Faith in Action: The Catholic Church’s Global Education Footprint (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 2 minutes

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