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Washington, D.C.: Faith and Fragile States: Political Stability and Religious Freedom

  • US Institute of Peace 2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)

Join the International Republican Institute, Search for Common Ground, and the U.S. Institute of Peace on July 27 for two panel discussions that explore the nexus of international religious freedom, CVE, and interfaith peacebuilding.

Misunderstanding religion’s role in people’s lives risks alienating potential allies from faith communities and civil society. The first discussion will explore how policymakers and practitioners can engage religious actors in CVE efforts in ways that ensure protection and the advancement of international religious freedom. The second panel will look at how interfaith peacebuilding can positively impact state policy related to religion and minority rights by building constructive relationships between groups in divided societies.