Religious Engagement

In some of the world’s most volatile environments, we catalyze the power of religious leaders and communities of faith to bring about positive change. We put religious actors at the center of our programming, ensuring that they have the tools to generate dialogue and become a force for peace. With them, we prevent and counter violent extremism, ensure the protection of holy sites, create unique opportunities for collaboration between parties in conflict, and lift entire societies out of cycles of violence.

Holy Sites: Safeguarding Places of Worship in Northern Nigeria - In Nigeria, we support key religious leaders who ensure the protection of holy sites as places for peace and reconciliation, rather than targets of acts of violence.


The Protectors - From Burundi to Nigeria, these heroes are putting their lives at risk to build peace. Show them they're not alone.
‘Making Peace’: Remarks by Sharon Rosen at the Sant’Egidio Annual Meeting - Sharon Rosen discussed the nexus between peace and communities of faith at Sant'Egidio's Annual Summit.
This Is Some Much Needed Heartwarming News From Central Africa - Read Buzzfeed's article on a historic march we organized with local leaders in Bangui, Central African Republic.


Code Of Conduct

Universal Code of Conduct on Holy Sites - The Universal Code of Conduct on Holy Sites maps out policies to protect sacred places worldwide and promote inter-religious reconciliation.



Director of Religious Engagement
Sharon Rosen
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