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.

Shafik Gabr Fellows visit CRCC

The 2014 Shafik Gabr Fellows visited Drew University’s Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict on June 18.   The group of ten Egyptians and ten Americans that are taking part in the East-West: The Art of Dialogue initiative met with CRCC faculty and friends in Seminary Hall for an exchange of ideas and ideals accompanied by Egyptian fare.

Gabr2 The fellows’ journey began in Egypt from May 10-24th with visits to Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan.  In June (7-21), the Fellows came to the United States, visiting New York, New Haven, Atlanta, Virginia and Washington DC, in addition to Madison, NJ.  Read more…


CRCC to lead Northern Ireland Peace Trip and Conference

Arts of Respect 2014: Drucker Awards Announced!

 AOR-14AOR is a two-week arts festival and competition in the visual, literary, and performing arts that promotes cultural and religious understanding on campus and in our community. Learn more

Left to Right in photo: AOR Performing Arts winner, “True” Dapilma; CRCC Associate Director, Jonathan Golden; AOR Literary Arts winner, Amreen Patel

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

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