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 set to launch Drew Institute on Religion and Conflict Resolution in June
Drew University’s Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict will host its first Summer Institute on Religion and Conflict Transformation in June 2013 thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Carnegie Corporation grant provides partial support for a three-year pilot of the Drew Summer Institutes.
Wallerstein Visiting Professor, Reza Alsan
April 16th - 7:00 p.m. Arts 106, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts
“Iran After Ahmedinejad”
Pincus Lecture: Moses, Jesus, and the Dialogue of the Visual: Another “Flight Into Egypt”
Marc Epstein, Vassar College
April 17, 7:00 p.m., BC 120
Co-sponsored by Jewish Studies, Art History, Hillel
Kristoff inspires packed house at Sugerman Interfaith Forum
Nicholas Kristof spoke to a packed house for the Shirley Sugerman Interfaith Forum and the Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict at Drew University on March 19, 2013. Read more…
Art of Respect 2013 winners announced!
Wallerstein Distinguished Visiting Scholars
The Wallerstein Distinguished Visiting Professor for 2012-13 is Reza Aslan, author of the best best-selling books, No god, but God, and How to Win a Cosmic War. Aslan frequently appears on nationally broadcast television and radio programs such as: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Fareed Zakaria’s GPS, Anderson Cooper 360, and is a contributing editor for The Daily Beast.
Barer Visiting Fellow
Jessica Jackley is the Barer Visiting Fellow at Drew’s CRCC. Jackley graduated from Bucknell University and earned her MBA from Stanford. Inspired by her experiences on an undergraduate study abroad program in Uganda, Jackley conceived and co-found KIVA, a pioneering on-line micro-lending site that now facilitates nearly $350 million in micro-loans annually from 800,000 individual lenders to empower over a million people in 220 countries around the world by allowing them to improve their lives through entrepreneurship.