Category: Portico

What Can Chaplains Teach about Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy?

January 30, 2024 • Portico

In June of 2023, I gathered with some of the authors of The Routledge Handbook of Religious Literacy, Pluralism, and Global Engagement to talk about…

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The Nexus Between Human Dignity and Religious Freedom

January 22, 2024 • Portico

Peace is a fruit of justice. The core of justice is based on the respect of fundamental human rights. And the foundational principle of human…

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The Need for Trust-building in a Post-Coup Future Myanmar

January 17, 2024 • Portico

Achieving unity poses the greatest challenge for Myanmar, given the systemic division among diverse religious and ethnic groups that has persisted during seven decades of…

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The Grand Bargain of Religious Freedom and Religious Responsibility: The Mennonite Example

October 31, 2023 • Portico

As the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) has long argued, an environment of religious freedom will only become sustainable when there is a grand bargain…

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New Pathways to Positive Engagement in Afghanistan

September 5, 2023 • Portico

The tenor of American engagement with the Taliban remains uncertain at the second anniversary of the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. I was in…

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