The Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict (CRCC) focuses critical attention on the complex ways in which cultures and religions interact in moments of crisis and conflict. We encourage scholarly understanding and conversation about the most problematic, and often tragic, intersections where religions and cultures meet.

CRCC Inaugural Gala Honors Global Peacebuilders

The Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict hosted its Inaugural Awards Gala in Mendham, New Jersey on March 31, 2014. Former Drew University President, Governor Thomas H. Kean, served as the Gala’s chair and keynote speaker. CRCC presented two major awards this year. The Peace through Truth and Reconciliation Award  recognized Don Mullan for his role in the Irish peace process and for living out the ideal that truth is a critical step toward building lasting peace. The Empowerment through Education Award honored The Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund for its work of building peace through education. Read the full story

Shirley Sugerman Interfaith Forum

The forum provides a venue for interdisciplinary exchanges between and among scholars, teachers, religious leaders, and members of the larger community interested in exploring issues of interfaith understanding, the diversity of religiously-based ethical perspectives, and the political, social, and cultural conflicts caused by the clash of religious traditions. Ari Shavit, leading Israeli columnist and author, spoke to a packed house on April 9

Arts of Respect 2014

AOR is a two-week arts festival and competition in the visual, literary, and performing arts, AOR gives Drew’s most gifted artists, as well as local high school students, a forum for conversations about hatred and bias, while promoting cultural and religious understanding on campus and in our community. Learn more

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