Harvard Divinity School

On February 24-25th, a convening of Religion and Public Life and the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University will bring together a small group of scholars and activists to assess the normative frameworks that shape how U.S. foreign policy thinks about the role of religion in world affairs. Shifting the conversation beyond conventional paradigms –such as religious freedom or the relationship between religion and violence – this initiative seeks to generate pathways of collaboration between scholars and practitioners as they navigate intersections of U.S. domestic politics around religion and the role of religion in US foreign policy. Workshop participants will consider how to respond to a present-day social landscape reeling from the effects of white supremacy and climate crises.