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Internship positions available for Arabic and/or Urdu speakers in DC

ICRD is seeking interns fluent in Arabic and/or Urdu for the Spring semester. Duties will be commensurate with previous experience, relevant interests, and the needs of the Center. Applicable background includes studies and/or work experience in religion, international affairs or conflict prevention and resolution. Tasks generally consist primarily of research and writing.

To be…


Added by Int Ctr for Religion & Diplomacy on January 11, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Osama bin Laden: The Aftermath (May 2, 2011)

Dear Friends,


In the midst of the celebration and anguish surrounding the death of Osama bin Laden, it is a good time to reflect on the future and the illusive nature of peace.

For the better part of human history, war has been the norm. According to the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Academy of Sciences, there have been no fewer than 14,000 wars in the world since 3500 BC; which means the world has been relatively peaceful for less than 5 percent of the time…


Added by Int Ctr for Religion & Diplomacy on May 4, 2011 at 1:05pm — No Comments

April 2011 Update: ICRD Breakthrough with Muslim Brotherhood

Just as the peaceful uprising in Egypt was beginning, ICRD and the Strauss Institute (Pepperdine U.) jointly conducted a faith-based reconciliation seminar with the Muslim Brotherhood in Amman, Jordan, including ten of the Brotherhood's Jordanian leaders and ten American evangelicals from various disciplines. The timing could not have been more opportune.


Key Outcomes:

  • A statement by Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders that they had finally found…

Added by Int Ctr for Religion & Diplomacy on May 4, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments

March 2011 Update : Honoring the Role of Women in our work

March 1, 2011


In anticipation of International Women’s Day, observed annually on March 8 for nearly a century, here are some highlights of our important work with the female leaders of girls’ madrasas.

In a nutshell:

  • 218 Female leaders have participated in ICRD workshops
  • 111 Female madrasas have been actively engaged
  • 3 Female vocational training centers have been established
  • Thousands of girls have been…

Added by Int Ctr for Religion & Diplomacy on March 2, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

ICRD Monthly Update: New Book from ICRD Proposes Expanded Approach for U.S. Foreign Policy

January 31, 2011


How should the United States deal with the challenge of religious terrorism and other forms of identity-based conflict that permeate today’s geopolitical landscape? Religion, Terror, and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement, the latest book from ICRD, argues that it will require rethinking old assumptions, expanding the scope of policymaking, and departing…


Added by Int Ctr for Religion & Diplomacy on February 1, 2011 at 4:55pm — No Comments

ICRD Monthly Update - December 21, 2010

Pakistan’s Madrasa Board Calls for Teacher Certification

Last month’s Update reported on the ICRD-sponsored trip to Egypt and Turkey by Pakistan’s National Madrasa Oversight Board (ITMP).  As a result of this trip, the Board called for comprehensive training for all madrasa teachers that will lead to their eventual certification. To launch this national initiative, the ITMP selected for its initial pilot training effort 30 top madrasa faculty (six from each of the five…


Added by Int Ctr for Religion & Diplomacy on January 7, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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