Religion and Global Civil Society

This project is sponsored by the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and funded by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

The project organized a series of workshops involving both academic experts and leaders of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide humanitarian aid and services in Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and elsewhere. These free-wheeling and interactive workshops were held from 2008 to 2013 in Buenos Aires, New 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.

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