Build Peace with the Friends of the CRCC
The Friends of the CRCC philanthropically support the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict’s mission to build lasting peace around the world. Your gifts directly provide resources for:
- Student engagement: Fatou Diallo, C’13, interned at UNHABITAT to create sustainable towns and cities and served as a Youth Advocate with the United Nations Millennium Campaign. Undergraduate students also participate in international seminars and service trips around the world.
- Arts of Respect: A two-week arts festival and competition in the visual, literary, and performing arts, AOR gives Drew’s most gifted artists, as well as local high school students, a forum for conversations about hatred and bias, while promoting cultural and religious understanding on campus and in our community.
- Visiting Scholars: The CRCC brings some of the best modern minds to teach at Drew. Visiting faculty have included Wallerstein Fellow, Saad Ibrahim a human rights and democracy activist; Reza Aslan, Iranian-American writer and religious scholar; and Barer Fellow Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva.org.
- Global partnerships: The Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund provides scholarships for Afghan women to study at U.S. colleges and universities. Coders4Africa supports entrepreneurial engagement in Africa by training IT professionals.
With funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Summer Institute on Conflict Resolution brings together emerging leaders from religious communities around the world to Drew’s campus to learn the latest techniques in conflict resolution. Our first participants have already begun to employ their new knowledge, skills and relationships to build peace in their home countries.
Become a Friend of the CRCC
Peacebuilder Platinum: annual gifts of $10,000 or more
Peacebuilder Gold: annual gifts of $5,000 – $9,999
Peacebuilder Silver: annual gifts of $2,500 – $4,999
Peacebuilder Bronze: annual gifts of $1,000 – $2,499
Young Peacebuilder: annual gifts of $250 or more by those graduated within the last five years, or $500 by those graduated within six to ten years.
*Friends of the CRCC receive invitations to special events and your gift qualifies you as a member of The DREW Society, which provides priority access to select Drew Forum speaker events and private receptions, among other member benefits.*