China

In China, IGE has sought to make the case that if religion has been part of the problem, it should also be part of the solution. For example, IGE participated in three conferences with a Chinese government think tank in three different western Chinese provinces on local policies toward ethnic minority Muslims. A national conference was convened in 2010 to compare and contrast the different approaches, leading to a discussion of the effectiveness of different policies. The conference also resulted in a book jointly published by IGE and its Chinese partner, the first instance of a joint publication between a Chinese official agency and a U.S. faith-based NGO on the issue.

In addition, IGE features unique research from Chinese voices on the intersection of religion, security, and society in China. Below is a partial list of works that are representative of the kinds of issues that IGE explores:

For photos of IGE's work in China, please click here.