Religion and Foreign Policy Bulletin

April 3, 2008

In this issue:

CFR RELIGION AND FOREIGN POLICY CONFERENCE CALL: EVANGELICALS AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

U.S. Foreign Policy and the New Evangelical Agenda


Tuesday, April 15, 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: RICHARD D. LAND, President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention

Land will discuss the American evangelical community's current foreign policy priorities and their influence on policymaking.


To participate in this conference call, please email outreach@cfr.org or call Jessica Brandt at 212-434-9573. Invitations are transferable, but limited to religious and congregational leaders and scholars; please share with interested colleagues!

NEW CFR BOOK: ISLAM AND SHARIA

The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State


Author: NOAH FELDMAN, Adjunct Senior Fellow, CFR

Feldman examines the history behind the increasingly popular call for establishment of sharia--the law of the traditional Islamic state--in the modern Muslim world.

CFR SYMPOSIUM MULTIMEDIA ARCHIVE: RELIGION AND THE OPEN SOCIETY

CFR Symposium:
Religion and the Open Society

A recent CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Symposium, made possible by the generosity of the Henry Luce Foundation, examined how the different forms of Christianity and Islam may have helped, and sometimes hindered, the development of free and open societies.

Watch video, listen to audio, and read transcripts of symposium sessions.

CFR INTERVIEW: IRAQ POWER STRUGGLE

"Iraqi Prime Minister ‘Irrelevant’ in Shiite Power Struggle"


Interviewee: VALI R. NASR, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, CFR

Nasr says the fighting in southern Iraq amounts to a power struggle between pro and anti-U.S. Shiite militias. The country’s Shiite prime minister, he says, is "irrelevant."

CFR CONFERENCE CALL ARCHIVE: RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS IN AFRICA

Darfur and Beyond: Religious Organizations in Africa


Speaker: GLORIA E. WHITE-HAMMOND, Cofounder, My Sister's Keeper; Copastor, Bethel AME Church, Boston

White-Hammond discusses the role that faith-based organizations are playing in Africa, with a focus on their efforts in Darfur, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series.

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