The Review of Faith & International Affairs

The Review of Faith & International Affairs

The Review of Faith & International Affairs is published quarterly by Routledge on behalf of IGE's Center on Faith & International Affairs. It is the first and still only scholarly journal devoted exclusively to analysis and commentary regarding the role of religion—for good or ill—in global affairs. Combining peer-review quality with magazine accessibility, The Review of Faith & International Affairs brings together many of today's most innovative and distinguished thinkers, making their research and commentaries available not just to specialists but to a wider audience of globally concerned readers.

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Under Caesar’s Sword: How Christians Respond to Persecution

Volume 15, No. 1, Spring 2017

The spring 2017 issue of The Review of Faith & International Affairs is a special theme issue titled, “Under Caesar’s Sword: How Christians Respond to Persecution.” Guest-edited by Daniel Philpott and Timothy Samuel Shah, this issue is the result of a collaboration with the Under Caesar’s Sword project at the University of Notre Dame. The project is the world’s first global investigation of Christian responses to persecution. Launched in fall 2014 by a grant of $1.1 million from the Templeton Religion Trust, the project is carried out by a team of 15 scholars who have studied Christian responses in 25 countries. 

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Religion, Law, and Society in Southeast Asia

Volume 14, No. 4, Winter 2016

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.”

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Religion and Sustainable Development

Volume 14, No. 3, Fall 2016

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.”

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Faith, Freedom, and Foreign Policy: Recommendations for the Next President

Volume 14, No. 2, Summer 2016

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 was supported by a generous grant from the Bradley Foundation. 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.

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