The Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict (CRCC) at Drew focuses critical attention on the complex ways in which cultures and religions interact in moments of crisis and conflict, and on the ways that religions can serve as a resource for building peace. Our goal is educate a next generation of peacebuilders.

CRCC News and Upcoming Events

Irish President Michael D. Higgins presents CRCC Peacebuilder Award to former U.S. Congressman, Bruce Morrison
See the story covered on RTE TV in Ireland!

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Irish President Michael D. Higgins presenting the CRCC Peacebuilder Award to former U.S. Congressman Bruce Morrison, photo by Eugene T. Hamill

On January 10, 2016, Drew University’s CRCC honored former U.S. Congressmen Bruce Morrison for his role in the “Good Friday” peace process.  The CRCC Peace Builder was presented by current President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.  The international award ceremony took place at Club Na Muinteori, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin.
Read the full story here….

Read more about Bruce Morrison and the Peacebuilder Award.  Read more about President Higgins.

Republicans and Unionists come together at Transatlantic Connections Conference:
Panel with Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuiness and Ulster Unionist Party, Mike Nesbitt.


25th Anniversary of the Shirley Sugerman Interfaith Forum
Women’s Leadership in Interfaith Affairs

Weds. March 23, 2016 | 7:30 p.m. | The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey
Featuring: Joyce Dubensky, Sara Sayeed, Sunita Viswanath
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3rd Annual Gala
Celebrating Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue

Tuesday, May 24, 2015 | 6 p.m. VIP reception, 7 p.m. dinner & awards | The Park Avenue Club, Florham Park
Honoring: Shafik Gabr | East-West: The Art of Dialogue
Dr. Shirley Sugerman G’70 | Founder, The Shirley Sugerman Interfaith Forum


CRCC Congratulates Maggie Doyne, CRCC 2015  Peacebuilder, now CNN Hero

12279213_1650745658516221_2812288034499044474_nCongratulations to Maggie Doyne, Founder of BlinkNow, and recipient of the 2015 CRCC Peacebuilder, for being named CNN Hero of the year.

Maggie and her organization were honored at our 2nd Annual Gala for their work to empower women and children in Nepal.

We’re proud for Maggie and BlinkNow to be global partners of Drew CRCC.

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