Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict


Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict

Drew University’s Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict (CRCC) focuses critical attention on the complex ways in which people from different cultural, ethnic and religion traditions interact, and how both difference and similarity can serve as a resource for building peace. Our mission is to educate a next generation of leaders in interfaith and intercultural understanding and peace. Learn more about us.

Important Information.

Drew University continues to monitor the impact of the rapidly evolving 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Because the guidelines of social distancing require us not to gather in large groups, all events have been cancelled through the end of the semester.


Religion, Culture and COVID-19

In this edition of Reflections, Jonathan Golden, Director of Drew University’s Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict, addresses the implications of alarming trends to “point fingers” and assign blame for our current pandemic. His latest book project, Turning Point, is based on interviews with victims/survivors and ex-combatants of ethno-religious conflict.

Drew Action Scholars: Community, Innovation, Global Impact.

Drew Action Scholars is a two-year program with a four-year scholarship, guided by a distinctive, results- and action-oriented approach to real-world problem-solving.

Develop international and intercultural perspectives and skills needed to succeed in our global cultures and economies, and to change the world for the better.

The Shirley Sugerman Interfaith Forum 2020.

Women’s Health and Education: A Path toward Peace.

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, M.D., MPH

Unfortunately, this event has been postponed.

Five-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Izzeldin Abuelaish leads the Sugerman Forum 2020. An internationally recognized human rights and inspirational peace activist, Palestinian medical doctor Dr. Abuelaish is currently Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He advances educational opportunities for women and girls with his organization, the Daughters for Life Foundation.

Learn more here.

Event Co-Sponsors
The Shirley Sugerman Interfaith Forum, Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict
The Marjorie M. and Irwin Nat Pincus Fund Lecture Series, Drew University Hillel


New Neighbor School Success Service Project

The CRCC, in collaboration with Drew University Center for Civic Engagement, tutors recently-arrived New Jersey schoolchildren.

Help CRCC fill their backpacks! Your $36 donation purchases a backpack filled with school supplies for one child.

Donate here, and specify “CRCC New Neighbors.”