"Flows of migrants and refugees influence and change the social, economic and political dynamics of their destinations--and the places they have left behind," writes the Inter Press Service on human migration. Immigration Research Links provides resources for news, legislation, statistics, organizations, and reports on immigration.
Shaun Casey leads a conversation on the role of the Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives and the state of religion in the United States and abroad, as part of the Eighth Annual Religion and Foreign Policy Summer Workshop.
One-third of the world's girls are married before the age of eighteen, limiting both their educational and economic potential. Child marriage is damaging to global prosperity and stability, yet despite the urgency of the issue, there remains a significant lack of data on the subject. Senior Fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses both the factors that contribute to and strategies that have proved effective against child marriage.
The European Commission released this report in July 2014, "to help Member States and stakeholders to make the most of the significant support for heritage available under EU instruments, progress towards a more integrated approach at national and EU level." It discusses the importance of preserving cultural heritage of individual states and Europe as a whole, for social cohesion, inter-cultural dialogue, and economic growth.
Sectarian conflict is becoming entrenched in some Muslim countries and is threatening to fracture Iraq and Syria. This InfoGuide explains the roots of Sunni-Shia tensions and how they could reshape the Middle East.
Princeton University's Robert P. George leads a conversation on U.S. international religious freedom policy fifteen years after the International Religious Freedom Act, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.