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.

Betsy Bernard is new Chair of CRCC Advisory Board

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After two years of service on the CRCC Advisory Board, we are thrilled to announce Betsy Bernard as its new Chair. Betsy is an accomplished CEO, experienced public company Board Director and popular speaker.

As President of AT&T, she led more than 50,000 employees in a $27 billion business that served the needs of four million global business customers. For three consecutive years, Bernard appeared on Fortune Magazine’s list of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.”

As Platinum Sponsors for the Inaugural CRCC Gala, Betsy and her partner Laurie were key advocates of CRCC’s mission to build peace through scholarly understanding of conflict and through building global partnerships with organizations like the Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund.

Learn more.

Don Mullan to launch peace tour at Drew CRCC

Don Mullan accepts the Peace Through Truth & Reconciliation award from Dr. Christine Kinnealy
Don Mullan accepts the Peace Through Truth & Reconciliation award from Dr. Christine Kinnealy

Earlier this year, Irish author and humanitarian Don Mullan accepted the Peace Through Truth & Reconciliation Award at CRCC’s Inaugural Gala and introduced his latest initiative: The Christmas Truce and Flanders Peace Field Project. During World War I, on and around Christmas Day in 1914, fighting ceased on the Western Front and soldiers shared in holiday celebrations and gestures of good will. The truce was popularized by the French film, Joyeux Noël and this year marks the 100th anniversary.

On Monday, September 22, 2014, Mullan will launch his official tour of The Christmas Truce  and Flanders Peace Field Project at a CRCC-exclusive event at 8:00 p.m. in Crawford Hall, The Ehinger Center, on Drew University campus. Read more.

Register here.

CRCC to lead Northern Ireland Peace Trip and Conference in January 2014

The Peacebuilding trip to Ireland is open to any adult interested in learning about the history of the Irish Peace Process, and how the successes of Ireland might be useful for conflict resolution in other parts of the world. You can join us for our field trips to Belfast, Derry, Dublin and Donegal, keynote addresses from major figures from the Irish conflict, workshops, cross-border events and the very best of Irish border entertainment. Learn more about the trip and view the itinerary.

 Support CRCC at the Annual Gala


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. Details on the Second Annual Gala coming this fall.

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