Archive News: Religion & Global Civil Society

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A five-year project funded by the Henry Luce Foundation consisting of a series of workshops on religion in civil society. These workshops involved both academic experts and leaders of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide humanitarian aid and services in Latin America, in East, South, and Southeast Asia, in Africa, and in the Middle East. These free-wheeling and interactive workshops were held from 2008 to 2013 in Buenos Aires, Delhi, Cairo, Shanghai, Moscow, and Santa Barbara. They identified the role of religion in the recent socio-political changes in each of these regions, and the way that religion has been both a help and a hindrance in the operations of international humanitarian organizations.