The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, created within the Office of the President in 2006, is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of religion, ethics, and public life. Through research, teaching, and service, the Center explores global challenges of democracy and human rights; economic and social development; international diplomacy; and inter-religious understanding. Two premises guide the Center’s work: that a deep examination of faith and values is critical to address these challenges, and that the open engagement of religious and cultural traditions with one another can promote peace.
The Berkley Center Programs build knowledge, promote dialogue and support action in a critical area at the intersection of world affairs. Each program, led by a Center faculty member, sponsors events, publication, and interactive web-based knowledge Resources. The undergraduate initiatives engage students as producers, and not just as consumers of knowledge.
Among the programs are: Doyle Undergraduate Initiatives; Religion and Ethics in World Politics; Globalization, Religions and the Secular; Religion, Ethics and World Affairs Certificate; Religion and US Foreign Policy; Religious Freedom Project; The Church and Interreligious Dialogue; Law, Religion, and Values; Religion and Global Development and Religion, Conflict and Peace.
More detailed information on the programs is available at the website.