Reports and Presentations

ICRD 2015 – 2017 Organizational Report

October 2017

After two decades of ground-breaking work in the field of faith-based peacebuilding, ICRD continues its leadership in making faith part of the solution to violence – implementing both traditional and innovative methodologies for understanding, preventing, and resolving conflicts around the world. We invite you to peruse the most recent account of our work – covering the Center’s past three years of service – now spanning seven countries on three continents. Get an inside look at ‘how we do what we do’ in some of the world’s most complex conflict environments – including those in Yemen, Pakistan, Colombia, Tunisia, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Hear also from our Founder and President Emeritus, Dr. Douglas Johnston, and our new President & CEO, James Patton, under whose leadership we will continue to advance our vision of reconciliation between adversaries based on commonly shared religious values.

Addressing Jihadi-Salafism in Yemen: The Role of Religion and Community in the Midst of Civil War

August 2017

Report by Andrew McDonnell, Henry Burbridge and Dr. Yara Zgheib Salloum that summarizes the findings of ICRD’s recent field research in Yemen – presenting effective strategies for engaging conservative and typically excluded faith leaders in efforts to counter violent extremism (CVE). This report is one piece of a larger research effort that looks at how highly conservative (even exclusivist) religious communities can be integrated into future CVE policies and programming.

Empowering Yemeni Peacemakers: The Intersection of Conflict Resolution & CVE 

August 2017

White Paper by Rebecca Cataldi, which provides an in-depth look at the approach and impact of ICRD field programming in Yemen. The program has successfully trained Yemeni religious and civil society leaders in conflict resolution and CVE skills, and supported them in community project implementation.

A Fractured South: Addressing Separatism and Other Challenges Amidst Yemen’s Political Tumult- White Paper

July 13, 2016

White Paper by ICRD and Partners Global, with its affiliate center Partners Yemen, on Southern Yemeni attitudes toward the previous National Dialogue Conference, separatism and other current Southern concerns, and their vision for Yemen’s future political transition.

Countering Violent Religious Extremism in Pakistan – White Paper

April 4 , 2016

White Paper by Douglas Johnston and ICRD staff on the role of conservative Muslims in countering violent extremism in Pakistan.

A Twentieth Anniversary Reflection

November 20, 2014

Georgetown University’s Berkley Center celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Dr. Douglas Johnston’s influential book Religion, The Missing Dimension of Statecraft.

Madrasa Reform in Pakistan

October 8, 2014

Presentation by Dr. Douglas M. Johnston at a conference on education reform in Pakistan hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Citizens Foundation.

Empowering Moderate Islam

April 5, 2012

Speech by Dr. Douglas M. Johnston at the Wheatley Symposium hosted by Brigham Young University.

U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement

March 20, 2012

Conversation with Dr. Douglas M. Johnston discussing “Religion, Terror, and Error” at the Rumi Forum.

Religion a crucial tool in U.S. foreign policy

August 10, 2011

Article by Douglas Johnston published on the Washington Post’s On Faith blog.

Inter-religious Cooperation in North America

April 5, 2011

Speech by Dr. Douglas M. Johnston at a NORAD-USNORTHCOM Religious Affairs Strategy Conference held in Colorado Springs.

Religion and Statecraft

November 17, 2009

Speech by Dr. Douglas M. Johnston at Brigham Young University – Wheatley Distinguished Lecture on International Affairs.

The First Decade: 1999-2009

August 2009

Report detailing ICRD’s first ten years. (Hard copies are also available.)

Obama Administration Policy Toward the Muslim World

July 25, 2009

Speech by Dr. Douglas M. Johnston to Islamic Policy Experts, American Muslims for Constructive Engagement at International Institute for Islamic Thought

Unification Theological Seminary Commencement Speech

May 23, 2009

Speech by Douglas M. Johnston at the Unification Theological Seminary

Third-party Program Evaluation by the Salam Institute for Peace and Justice

December 3, 2008

The Middle East Justice & Reconciliation Initiative

October 24, 2007

Chronology of ICRD Involvement in Korean Hostage Crisis

September 6, 2007

Learning from Models of Conflict Resolution and Peace Processes

March 16-17, 2007

Faith-Based Reconciliation Outline of Notes

February 2, 2007

Notes for presentation given by Brian Cox at the International Institute of Islamic Thought

Faith-based Diplomacy: Bridging the Religious Divide

December 8, 2006

Presentation by Dr. Douglas M. Johnston to the Secretary’s Open Forum, U.S. Department of State

Seeking Justice: Working for Reconciliation in the Middle East

November 13, 2006

By Brian Cox, Bassam Ishak, Dr. Mohammed Habash and Tahir Aziz

Statement on the October 30 bombing of the madrasa in Chingai, Pakistan

October 30, 2006

Foreign Policy and Cultural Engagement

October 13, 2006

Presentation by Dr. Douglas M. Johnston at the Transatlantic Dialogue on Religion, Values, and Politics in Brussels.

The Third Way of Abrahamic Reconciliation

Fall 2006

Article by Brian Cox

Published in The Review of Faith & International Affairs, Vol. 4, No. 2

Iran and the United States: The Case for a Cooperative Relationship

May 25, 2006

White paper by Dr. Douglas M. Johnston and Ahmad Iravani that explores the potential benefits of cooperative relations.

Steps for Greater Cooperation Between the U.S. Government and the American Muslim Community

April 19, 2006

Armed Force and the Abrahamic Tradition

March 1, 2006

Address by Dr. Douglas M. Johnston Iranian religious leaders and scholars on issues confronting the US and Iran today in Rome.

What Faith-based Diplomacy Can Offer in Kashmir

January 2006

Article by Daniel Philpott and Brian Cox

Published in Religious Contributions to Peacemaking: When Religion Brings Peace, Not War. (David R. Smock, ed., Peaceworks No. 55, United States Institute of Peace, January 2006)

Confidence-building Measures: a Help or a Hindrance?

July 14, 2005

Address by Dr. Douglas Johnston to the Fifth Annual Kashmir Peace Conference, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Visit of Iranian Religious Leaders and Scholars to the U.S.

May 21, 2005

Religion and the Global War on Terrorism

May 6, 2005

Address by Dr. Douglas M. Johnston to a conference on “Understanding Terrorist Networks and Organizations” at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA

Religion and Security: The New Nexus in International Relations

December 2004

Foreword by Douglas Johnston to Religion and Security: The New Nexus in International Relations. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2004.

Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding: The Religious Dimension

September 7, 2004

Chapter by Dr. Douglas M. Johnston in People Building Peace II: Successful Stories of Civil Society. Utrecht, Netherlands: European Centre for Conflict Prevention

Religion in the Bosnian Conflict

January 1, 2004

Chapter by Douglas Johnston and Jonathan Eastvold in Religion and Peacebuilding. New York: SUNY Press, 2004.

Faith-based Diplomacy: Trumping Realpolitik

October 25, 2003

Address by Douglas Johnston to Norwegian Chaplains Corps 50th Anniversary Conference on Conflict and Peace, Oslo

Servant Leadership: The Need for Cultural Engagement

October 2, 2003

Presentation by Douglas Johnston at a conference on “Shaping the Debate for Democracy,” Washington, DC

Faith-based Diplomacy: An Ancient Idea Newly Emergent

Fall 2003

Article by Brian Cox and Dan Philpott in Brandywine Review of Faith and International Affairs

Azad Kashmir/Ladakh Reconciliation Mission

September 25, 2003

Kashmir Project Faith-Based Reconciliation

September 12, 2003

Address by Brian Cox at a public conference in Bhurban, Pakistan

Kashmir: A Way Ahead

July 24, 2003

Presentation by Douglas Johnston to the International Kashmir Peace Conference, Washington, DC

Visit to Iran

July 10, 2003

New Inter-Religious Council of Sudan, the First of its Kind

May 20, 2003

The Larger War

April 8, 2003

Presentation by Douglas Johnston to International Military Chaplains Conference in Tallinn, Estonia

Kashmir Reconciliation Mission Trip Report

October 17, 2002

By Brian Cox

Reconciliation Training for Kashmiri Muslims and Pandits

July 15, 2002

Brian Cox, John Parsons and Dick Tiff

Proceedings of the International Forum for Inter-religious Cooperation and Peace

July 4, 2002

The Khartouma International

Religion, Culture, and Globalization

April 1, 2002

Chapter by Douglas Johnston in The Global Century: Globalization and National Security (2 vols., Washington DC: National Defense University Press, 2001)

Sudan Reconciliation Training for Muslim and Christian Leaders

February 19, 2002

The Case for a Religion Attaché

February 1, 2002

Article by Douglas Johnston in the Foreign Service Journal (February 2002): pp33-38.

Religion and Foreign Policy

February 1, 2002

Chapter by Douglas Johnston in Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Religion, Public Policy, and Conflict Transformation. Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press, 2001.

Escaping the Corner in Kashmir

February 1, 2002

Article by Douglas Johnston in the New Hope Journal (Jan.-Feb. 2002): pp7-10.

Sudan Reconciliation Training

January 27-30, 2002

Memorandum on the reconciliation training seminar held for 30 Sudanese Muslim and Christian leaders

We Neglect Religion at Our Peril

January 1, 2002

Article by Douglas M. Johnston published in Proceedings, January 2002 Volume 128/1/1,187 – U.S. Naval Institute

The Need for a Calculated Response

September 19, 2001

Article by Douglas Johnston on the need for a calculated response to the attacks of September 11, 2001

Meeting of the Khartoum International Forum for Inter-Religious Cooperation and Peace

January 2, 2001

By Douglas Johnston

Meeting of Khartoum International Forum for Inter-religious Peace Cooperation

November 12-16, 2000

Meeting of the Khartoum International Forum for Inter-Religious Cooperation and Peace

Why America Should “Serve” As World Leader

Summer/Fall 1998

Article by Douglas M. Johnston in The Brown Journal of World Affairs (67-77).

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