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IGE Global Horizons | July 2021

IGE Global Horizons | July 2021

July 22, 2021

Check out the July 2021 e-newsletter!

IGE Participates in Inaugural International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C.

July 19, 2021

The first-ever International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit took place from July 13-15 in Washington, D.C. There were over 1,200 participants representing faith groups and NGOs from all over the world, making the Summit the largest-ever civil society-initiated gathering focused on IRF. IGE was invited to share its experience and views in a number of Summit events.

Vietnam Publishes IGE’s Seminal Volume on “Religion and Security”

July 6, 2021

IGE and its Vietnam government partner have published a bi-lingual Vietnamese-English version of the book, Religion and Security: The New Nexus in International Relations. The book will serve as a unique resource for Vietnamese leaders in government, academia, and civil society; it will also serve as a key part of the curriculum of an upcoming Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy training that IGE will conduct in 2022.

Religious Freedom in Difficult Places

June 21, 2021

This blog post co-authored by IGE’s Myanmar program officer and one of IGE’s partners does an exceptional job of capturing one of the main pillars of IGE’s approach (relational diplomacy) and how it has been applied in Myanmar.

Center for Women, Faith & Leadership Updates

June 13, 2021

Earlier this summer, IGE’s Center for Women, Faith and Leadership (CWFL) hosted the 2nd Virtual Prayer and Self-care Summit for its fellows and alumna. In September, CWFL will hold a week-long in-person workshop in Washington, D.C., bringing together Fellows from both 2020 and 2021 hybrid cohorts.

IGE Global Horizons | June 2021

June 10, 2021

Check out the June 2021 e-newsletter!

State Department’s 2020 International Religious Freedom Report and the Need for IGE

June 3, 2021

In May, the U.S. State Department released its latest annual International Religious Freedom (IRF) Report. The report analyzes the state of religious freedom around the world and highlights countries in which religious persecution is especially severe. The report also demonstrates the importance of IGE’s work in key countries.

Uzbekistan at Forefront of Fundamental Shifts in Freedom of Faith in Central Asia

May 28, 2021

Wade Kusack, IGE’s Senior Fellow for Central Asia, traveled to Uzbekistan last month to meet with a wide spectrum of religious leaders and listen to what impact the government’s reforms have had on their communities. Wade also met with IGE’s local partners to engage in preparations for future programming scheduled for later this year.

Voices of Religious Freedom: IGE 2020 Annual Report

May 6, 2021

IGE is thrilled to announce the release of our 2020 Annual Report, “Voices of Religious Freedom”.  Throughout the report you will read quotes from our partners in governments, civil society, and faith communities across the globe, as well as from supporters and members of the IGE team who have all witnessed our work and impact first-hand.