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ICRD in the News
ICRD’s 2017 Faith-in-Action Award Dinner was recently featured in Hollywood on the Potomac website. As noted in the article, the dinner gathered an eclectic mix of religious leaders, businessmen and women, ambassadors and believers to the Army Navy Country Club to honor Dr. Madeleine Albright for her pioneering work in the field of religion and world affairs. Over 200 people attended to hear her – and hear special guest speaker, Dr. Bob Roberts, senior pastor at Northwood Church, Dallas.
Recently, ICRD was interviewed by i24news, an international Israeli TV channel that currently reaches more than 70 million households in Europe and the United States (and much of Africa as well). The focus of the interview, which you can watch by linking here, was our Center’s work on educational reform in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Please click on “Mideast Focus 09/15/2016” and give it a couple minutes to load.
Washington Life Magazine’s Around Town author Donna Shor highlights ICRD’s work and awardee Sally Quinn’s remarks at the 2015 Faith-in-Action award dinner. Quinn spoke about her early journalistic career and her personal faith journey over the years.
December 2, 2013
Editorial columnist Bill McKenzie reflects on Dr. Johnston’s recent talk at the World Affairs Council in Dallas. He reiterates the ICRD mantra: to understand the most pressing issues and headlines — Iran, Syria, and Afghanistan — we have to understand religious factors and ‘the ideas behind the guns’.
July 5, 2013
Listen to ICRD President Doug Johnston discuss the importance of faith-based diplomacy on WKCT News/Talk 93.
Brookings on the importance of religious engagement in foreign policy.
May 3, 2012
ICRD was mentioned in the Euphrates Institute’s weekly bulletin.
Article by Douglas Johnston published on the Washington Post’s On Faith blog.
May 16, 2011
Bob Webb mentions Religion, Terror, and Error: US Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement in his recent article about Bosnia.
Krista Tippett of NPR recommends Dr. Johnston’s new book Religion, Terror, and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement on her blog “On Being.”
March 11, 2011
The work of ICRD and its latest book, Religion, Terror, and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement was featured in an hour-long radio interview that also went out over the internet.
Wyoming’s online news source, reporting on the recent death of Govenor Taseer in Pakistan and how it affects the moderates in the region as well as the United States. This article highlights the individuals and organizations, such as the ICRD, who are using their efforts to anathematize the extremists and strict religious system.
A recent blog-post by Greg Stone applauds the ICRD’s use of faith-based diplomacy to bring greater understanding between Americans and Pakistani Muslims.
Gard Jameson of The Las Vegas Review Journal cites ICRD’s work and Dr. Johnston’s book, “Religion, The Missing Dimension of Statecraft,” in an article that supports the “understanding and appreciation” of Islam.
The Salt Lake Tribune highlights Dr. Johnston’s keynote speech at a gathering of the North American Interfaith Network (NAIN).
Pakistan’s madrasas have a bad reputation. But is it justified, and will a new programme of reform improve standards?
ICRD President, Dr. Douglas Johnston present the Center’s Pakistan Madrasa Project to UNESCO ambassadors.
The USAID news publication, Frontlines, introduces its recently launched “toolkit” for promoting peace by engaging religious actors, and notes the success that ICRD has already achieved through these means.
Partnership for a Secure America’s Brian Vogt discusses the need for the U.S. to better engage religious communities globally, using ICRD’s work with Pakistani madrasas as a practical example.
December 1, 2009
In an address to Eton College, Dr. Andrew Thomas Kania notes the “ground-breaking” nature of Dr. Johnston’s published works.
Following ICRD’s 10th anniversary dinner, Brookings fellow, David Caprara, recaps General Zinni’s call to advance smart power.
After a recent lecture at Brigham Young University by ICRD President, Dr. Douglas Johnston, Deseret News published an article outlining the Center’s mission and the rationale behind it.
Christiane Amanpour covers ICRD’s work with madrasas in the Generation Islam documentary for CNN.
ICRD madrasa project highlighted by the Washington Times.
An evaluation of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy’s Madrasa Reform Project, completed by a team from the Salam Institute for Peace and Justice.
Recent Book Review of Religion, the Missing Dimension of Statecraft
Reviewed by Dr. John Brinsfield, U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Historian in The Army Chaplaincy.
Coverage in The Washington Times on ICRD’s madrasa enhancement project.
An inspiring new book by ICRD Trustee John Kiser, featured in the Des Moines Register. Purchase a copy.
Christianity Today, a leading evangelical journal, highlights the role of ICRD and its President, Dr. Douglas Johnston, in pioneering faith-based diplomacy. “Muslims will listen more closely to a Christian than to the typical secular Westerner.” Johnston doesn’t evangelize, but as he says, “If you can operate on a faith-based basis, you find that, particularly with Muslims, they really open up.”
Buxton Initiative features the faith journey of ICRD President Dr. Douglas Johnston.
Catholic Standard covers Faith-in-Action dinner honoring Cardinal McCarrick in recognition of his ongoing work in promoting global religious understanding.
Coverage in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on the impact of ICRD’s faith-based initiatives.
Coverage in The Dallas Morning News on ICRD’s engagement with Pakistani madrasas.
ICRD President Dr. Johnston’s speech on faith-based diplomacy at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics televised on FORA.TV.
St. Cloud Times
The National Catholic Register
January 9, 2008
Article in The Washington Times: “Briefing: Afghanistan seen ripe for faith healing”.
ICRD President and Founder Dr. Douglas Johnston talking on Diplomacy and Religion in the 21st Century.
Catholic News Service
Christianity Today reports on ICRD’s Christian-Muslim faith-based reconciliation dialogue in Cyprus.
Young Voices for Peace in KashmirJuly 9, 2007
Three articles higlighting ICRD’s work in Kashmir in The Voices, a bi-weekly international website magazine written by 18-25 year-olds for their peers around the world.
- “Reconciling Religious Divisions”, by Tahir Aziz, Kashmir
- “Forgiveness Stops the Cycle of Violence”, by Bashir Ahmad Mir, Kashmir
- “Finding Faith”, by Janani Ganesh, India
The Washington Times profiles ICRD President Douglas Johnston on the occasion of his receipt of the Founding Spirit Award for Faith at the newspaper’s 25th Anniversary celebration.
Article in Christianity Today mentioning ICRD’s work.
After MusharrafDecember 16, 2006
Article in National Journal on the future of Pakistani politics and the implications for combating terrorism. The piece concludes by stressing the importance of reaching out to political Islam in Pakistan, noting the positive impact of ICRD’s work with the madrasas.
Article summarizing a U.S. State Department webchat featuring ICRD President Douglas Johnston.
The Dallas Morning News
The National Interest
The Kentucky Voices
The CBN News
The Washington Times
The Washington Times