The Mission of ICRD
Bridging Religious Considerations and International Politics in Support of Peacemaking.
Many ethnic, tribal and religious conflicts do not lend themselves to government-to-government intervention. To complement those efforts, ICRD employs its unique capabilities in the areas where it can have a value-added impact by:
1) decreasing religion’s role as a driver of conflict;
2) increasing the role of religious clergy and laity in peacemaking;
3) increasing the capacity of religious peacemakers;
4) increasing policy-makers’ awareness of and receptivity to the potential contributions of religious peacemakers.
Regardless of one’s spiritual persuasion, there are two compelling reasons why the Center’s work is important. First, the need for more effective preventive measures to minimize the occasions in which we are forced to send our sons and daughters in harm’s way. Second, the need for a stable global environment to support the kind of economic growth that can benefit an expanding percentage of the world’s population. By linking religious reconciliation with official or unofficial diplomacy, ICRD has created a new synergy for peacemaking that serves both of these needs.
Celebrating Bold Leadership and Bold Beginnings-April 2016
Please check out ICRD’s latest update, detailing our recent Women & CVE workshop in Pakistan. (Read the full update)
Countering Violent Religious Extremism in Pakistan- White Paper
Please read ICRD’s latest publication, which explores the role of conservative Muslims in countering violent extremism in Pakistan. (Read the full White Paper)
Statement on the Lahore Bombing- March 2016
Please read ICRD’s statement on the tragic Easter bombing at the Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park in Lahore, Pakistan. (Read the full update)
Save the Date and Celebrate
Please put the evening of May 12th, 2016 on your calendar and plan to join us at the Army-Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA for our annual Faith-In-Action Award Dinner. (Read the full update here)
Toward a New Kingdom-February 2016 Update
Please read our latest update, highlighting ICRD’s work in advancing the educational reform process in Saudi Arabia.