Religion and Foreign Policy Bulletin

October 5, 2007

In this issue:

NEW AT CFR

Dear Colleague:

This month, I would like to highlight a new CFR book,
God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World, by CFR fellow Walter Russell Mead. An account of the birth and rise of the global political and economic system that created the modern world, God and Gold weaves history, literature, philosophy, and religion together into a vivid picture of the world we live in and our tumultuous times. This month's CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call will feature a discussion with Walter on his book; I hope that you will join us for that conversation. For more information or to participate, please contact us at outreach@cfr.org.

Best regards,

Irina A. Faskianos
Vice President, National Program & Outreach

CFR RELIGION AND FOREIGN POLICY CONFERENCE CALL SERIES: OCTOBER 2007

Religion and the Open Society

Wednesday, October 17, 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: WALTER RUSSELL MEAD, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, CFR; Author, God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World


To participate in this conference call, please email outreach@cfr.org or call Jessica Brandt at 212-434-9573. Invitations are transferable; please share with interested colleagues!

NEW CFR BOOK: AMERICAN POWER IN PERSPECTIVE

God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World

Author: WALTER RUSSELL MEAD, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, CFR

An account of the birth and rise of the global political and economic system that created the modern world and a serious treatment of religion in international affairs and American foreign policy.

CFR OP-ED: THE POWER OF RELIGION IN REPRESSIVE SOCIETIES

"Burma's Revolt of the Spirit"

Author: MICHAEL J. GERSON, Roger Hertog Senior Fellow, CFR

September 28, 2007
Washington Post

Once again religion is proving to be an uncontrollable force in an oppressive society. Religious dissidents have the ability not only to organize opposition to tyrants, but also to shame them. Political revolutions often begin as revolutions of the spirit.

CFR CONFERENCE CALL ARCHIVE: ISLAM IN THE WEST

Islamic Education in America

Speaker: HAMZA YUSUF, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Zaytuna Institute

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf discusses the role of traditional Islamic teaching institutions in the United States and their influence on how Islam is perceived in the West as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series.

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