Review of Faith & International Affairs

The Review of Faith & International Affairs is published quarterly by Routledge. 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.


IGE's unique research equips scholars and practitioners of international affairs with the tools necessary to understand religion's impact on the world today. Below is a selection of books, monographs, and book chapters written by IGE staff and fellows.

The Routledge Handbook of Religious Literacy, Pluralism and Global Engagement

Edited by IGE President Emeritus Chris Seiple and IGE Senior Fellow Dennis R. Hoover

RELIGION & SECURITY [Vietnamese-English bilingual edition]

IGE and the Institute for Religion and Belief at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, 2021

Law on the Right to Freedom of Religion and Belief [in Vietnamese]

Sponsored by: IGE and the Law School of Vietnam National University-Hanoi

Modern Papal Diplomacy and Social Teaching in World Affairs

Edited by Mariano Barbato, Robert Joustra, and Dennis R. Hoover

Policy Briefs

The role of religion in public life is often a polarizing subject. Too few balanced, nonpartisan resources are available in this sensitive area. To help meet this need, the Institute for Global Engagement commissions policy briefs, task force reports, and other occasional papers examining the peril and promise of religion in contemporary world issues.

Research Papers, Articles & Compendia

More than just another specialist academic outlet, IGE strives to make practical research on religion, society, and law accessible and relevant to everyone, especially our international partners and the next generation of religious freedom advocates. Below are examples of research papers and research-based commentaries that IGE has employed as recommended readings in its programs around the world.


Scholarship on religion and international affairs continues to expand, and many universities are offering courses discussing religion’s role in politics. IGE offers a selection of syllabi from universities in the U.S. and abroad.

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