Welcome to The Institute for Global Engagement
IGE seeks to catalyze freedom of faith worldwide so that everyone has the ability to live what they believe.
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, The Middle East, 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.
We encourage you to take the next step in your journey with IGE: Browse our website, sign up to receive our monthly update emails, join our prayer list, engage with IGE on social media, or consider donating to support our work.
“IGE is one of the most effective organizations in the world for opening and maintaining critical dialogue on some of the most sensitive political and human rights issues in potentially volatile regions. I have personally participated in IGE’s efforts to facilitate dialogue and advance religious freedom. IGE’s programs have had a greater effect than any U.S. Government effort I have seen. IGE has earned an international reputation as a platform to bring parties together to address issues ranging from democracy promotion, human rights, and religious freedom. Moreover, as a Christian, I believe IGE’s approach models the humility, love, and boldness of true Christian faith and Biblical principles. IGE has become a quiet resource to help government leaders in various nations find a way to begin talking when formal politics may prevent such efforts. IGE is the one organization I know that is an Ambassador of Reconciliation, and is often more effective than almost all government and diplomatic efforts I have seen in my 40 years of military, government, and community service.”