Welcome to The Institute for Global Engagement

IGE catalyzes freedom of faith worldwide so that everyone has the ability to live what they believe.

Learn more about IGE's mission and work through our video, "Vietnam: A Success Story."

The video highlights the amazing and unparalleled work of IGE and our partners in Vietnam over the past 15 years. 

Together we can catalyze freedom of faith worldwide. Join the movement and help make an impact today! 

Recent IGE Updates

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IGE Holds Religion and the Rule of Law Training for Kachin Church Leaders in Myanmar

January 8, 2020

From December 10-13, 2019, IGE held a training program for Kachin church leaders on “Religion and Rule of Law” in Mandalay, Myanmar. The training provided a rare opportunity for Kachin church leaders to learn from international legal experts and religious freedom practitioners and receive equipping in knowledge and tools for effectively engaging governing authorities and building multi-faith alliances.

IGE Global Horizons | December 2019

December 11, 2019

Check out the December 2019 e-newsletter!

IGE Launches Groundbreaking Religious Freedom Initiatives in Uzbekistan

December 10, 2019

IGE partnered with the government of Uzbekistan to launch several exciting new initiatives to advance religious freedom. These projects mark the first tangible fruit of the MOU that IGE signed with the Uzbekistan government in September 2018 as well as the first steps in implementing Uzbekistan’s Religious Freedom Roadmap.

One of the main pillars of IGE's approach is "Relational Diplomacy": We overcome obstacles of culture and religion by creating and nurturing mutually beneficial relationships, inviting all viewpoints to the table, and working together as partners for the common good.

IGE is currently active in China, Vietnam, Laos, Uzbekistan, and Myanmar. IGE is also home to the Center for Women, Faith & Leadership (CWFL). 

Freedom of faith matters for women, business, peace and security, governance, human rights, freedom of speech and press, healthcare, and youth and education. When you support IGE, you are supporting freedom of faith which matters for all spheres of life.

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2018 Annual Report

“There are a number of organizations working to promote religious freedom for both Christians and non-Christians around the world.  The Institute for Global Engagement works effectively with both religious and political figures in many countries around the world to find solutions to problems of religious intolerance.”

Walter Russell Mead
from "The Yule Blog" at Providence, The Wall Street Journal columnist and Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College