Far too often, in the realm of international policy, religion is either overlooked or treated merely as a source of conflict and division. ICRD works to change this narrative by demonstrating and articulating the positive role that religion and religious actors can play in building peace.

ICRD has developed collaborative relationships with the U.S. State Department, the United Nations, and various national and international civil society networks to promote a more nuanced and constructive understanding of the potential role of religion in mitigating conflict.

To better inform policy-makers, ICRD produces action-oriented research and analysis on sensitive issues that serves as the basis for behind-the-scenes engagements with key national stakeholders both within the U.S. and abroad.