The winter 2016 issue of The Review of Faith & International Affairs is a special issue on “Religion, Law, and Society in Southeast Asia.” This timely collection offers original research and thoughtful analysis by an international array of accomplished experts. It also features the winning essays in the journal’s international essay competition on “Religious Freedom in Southeast Asia and the West.”
Guest-edited by Jill Olivier (Professor at University of Cape Town and Research Director of the International Religious Health Assets Programme), the just-released Fall 2016 edition of The Review of Faith & International Affairs is a special theme issue on “Religion and Sustainable Development.” The issue is derived in part from a high-level conference held in Washington, DC last year titled “Religion & Sustainable Development: Building Partnerships to End Extreme Poverty.”
Over the last 15 years U.S. foreign policy has graduated beyond entry-level debates over whether “religion matters.” Tentative initial forays have given way to more sophisticated analysis of how to best to understand and engage the relevance of religion generally—and religious freedom specifically—in urgent matters of defense, development, diplomacy, and the foreign policy making process. The summer 2016 issue of The Review of Faith & International Affairs is a special election-year issue featuring analyses and recommendations by leading experts. The issue aims to add to the next presidential administration’s acumen on some of today’s most complex global contexts that demand holistic, strategic approaches.