- CommentaryTrue Colors: Lessons from a Post-Authoritarian StateThis article originally appeared on The German Marshall Fund of the United States website, from Brie Loskota’s experience with The Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF). I have always pictured Central and Eastern Europe in black …Topics: Europe, Government and Religion, International Affairs and Policy, Political Attitudes and Values
- CommentaryCatholic Sisters in Africa: Strong, Vital and Taking on Global ChallengesThis post was adapted from our report on the Conrad N. Hilton’s Catholic Sisters Initiative. Catholic sisters have been present in Africa since the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny landed on …Topics: Catholics and Catholicism, Christians and Christianity, Economic Inequality, Gender, Government and Religion, International Affairs and Policy, Nuns and Women Religious, Religious Leadership, Sub-Saharan Africa
- VideoThe Emerging Global Sisterhood – Sr. Rosemarie Nassif on Catholic Sisters, Pope Francis & the UN SDGs
- CommentaryHope and Fear in an Election Year: Lessons in Democracy from Egyptian BloggersOn the night of Barack Obama’s election in 2008, I stood outside a dormitory at the University of Texas at Austin, debating two Egyptian bloggers about Obama’s win. About two months ago, …Topics: International Affairs and Policy, Middle East and North Africa, Muslims and Islam, Political Attitudes and Values
- Commentary101 Years After the Armenian Genocide: Pass These 3 Lessons on to your ChildrenDonald Miller gave this speech at the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument in Montebello, CA on April 23. As we look back on the Armenian genocide from the perspective of 101 years, it is useful to …Topics: Genocide, International Affairs and Policy, Race and Culture, Violence
- CommentarySyria’s Children Are Our ChildrenA couple weeks before the picture went viral, I stood on the very shores where three-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s body was found. I was in Turkey for a wedding and spent four days …Topics: International Affairs and Policy, Middle East and North Africa, Muslims and Islam, Violence
- CommentaryHow a Pentecostal Law Professor Has Helped Reshape Nigerian PoliticsThis post also appeared on The Washington Post Acts of Faith blog. I met Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s vice president-elect, two years ago, during the annual convening of the mammoth Holy Ghost Congress …Topics: Creativity and Innovation, Economic Inequality, Government and Religion, International Affairs and Policy, Pentecostals and Pentecostalism, Religious Extremism, Sub-Saharan Africa, Violence, Voting and Elections
- CommentaryWhat Lies Beneath USA’s Dig Is More Than EntertainmentThere is an unholy secret hiding in Jerusalem. So says the website and promotional material for the USA Network Show: Dig. It airs this spring as a 10-part series that promises a …Topics: International Affairs and Policy, Media, Middle East and North Africa, Place and Religion
- CRCC in the NewsForeign Policy: The United States Will Never Win the Propaganda War Against the Islamic StateCRCC’s Executive Director Brie Loskota advised Manal Omar on her piece on countering the Islamic State in Foreign Policy. In the article, Omar refers to Loskota’s interview with terrorist attack survivor, Ndugwa Hassan. …Topics: International Affairs and Policy, Muslims and Islam, Religious Extremism, Violence
- BookReligion and Public DiplomacyReligion and Public Diplomacy Philip Seib, editor (Palgrave Macmillan: 2013) Religion and Public Diplomacy discusses the volatile consequences that can be a result of mixing religion, new communications technologies …Topics: book chapter, International Affairs and Policy
- CommentarySyria stains the world’s conscienceThis commentary was originally published in The Financial Times. When Libya’s Muammer Gaddafi threatened to go street to street and house to house to snuff out his opponents, Barack Obama addressed Americans …Topics: International Affairs and Policy, Middle East and North Africa, Muslims and Islam, Violence
- CommentarySyria’s Stockholm syndrome and its sectarian warThis post originally appeared in The Financial Times. When I worked in Syria as a journalist from 2004 to 2007 I was surprised to learn how many backed the regime – including …Topics: International Affairs and Policy, Middle East and North Africa, Protests and Uprisings, Violence
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- Hebah FarragAssistant Director of ResearchHebah Farrag manages the center’s research and evaluation projects while engaging in research focused on religion, social change and new spiritualties.
- Nalika GajaweeraResearch AssociateNalika Gajaweera is a cultural anthropologist specialized in Buddhism, transnationalism and ethics, with an area expertise in South Asia.
- Andrew JohnsonResearch AssociateAndrew Johnson is a sociologist who studies religion on the margins of society, with specific interests in religious practice inside of prison, Latin American Pentecostalism and religionin the city.
- Brie LoskotaExecutive DirectorBrie Loskota researches how religions change and make change in the world, and works to build the capacity of religious communities around the globe.
- Tarra McNallyAssistant Director of EvaluationTarra McNally is an anthropologist specializing in evaluation and global health.
- Donald E. MillerDirector of Strategic InitiativesDonald Miller focuses on global religious trends, genocides of the 20th century, and the role of religious NGOs in addressing issues of moral concern.
- Jon MillerSenior Research AssociateJon Miller is a comparative sociologist and director of the international mission photography archive.
- Rhonda RoumaniContributing FellowRhonda Roumani is a freelance journalist who writes about both the Middle East and Islam in the Muslim world and in the United States.
- Nick StreetSenior WriterNick Street is a journalist covering religious change and innovation, Buddhism, Pentecostalism and LGBT issues.
- Tetsunao YamamoriContributing FellowTetsunao Yamamori is a sociologist with expertise in global Pentecostalism.