Religion and Foreign Policy Program

Religion and Foreign Policy

Through the Religion and Foreign Policy program, CFR serves as a resource for the faith community, bringing together congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations for conversations on issues at the intersection of religion and global affairs. Through conference calls, a national roundtable series, and an annual workshop in New York, CFR builds meaningful connections and provides religious leaders with resources to inform their sermons and foster dialogue within their congregations.

CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy initiative
“CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy program makes an extraordinary contribution to the national conversation...” — Father J. Bryan Hehir, Harvard Kennedy School

Congressional Program

Outreach for Congress

The Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy program connects members of the U.S. House and Senate and their staffs with information and analysis on a wide range of international and economic issues. It offers a distinctive, nonpartisan forum to convene policymakers with CFR fellows and leading experts in their fields. The program brings CFR experts to the Hill for briefings, roundtable discussions, and to deliver congressional testimony, and produces a timely enewsletter for congressional staff.

State and Local Officials Initiative

Outreach for State and Local Leaders

The State and Local Officials initiative connects representatives at the city and state level with CFR’s information and analysis. Through a timely conference call series, newsletter, and access to CFR meetings and events, the initiative provides a forum for bipartisan discussions on a range of international issues of significance to local governments. CFR fellows are also available for conference appearances and briefings for officials and delegates.

CFR Campus

Back to School with CFR Campus

As part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ mission to foster an informed citizenry, CFR Campus is committed to increasing global literacy and serving as a resource for educators and students of all ages and disciplines to possess the knowledge and skills they need to better understand the world. CFR Campus provides the educational community with acclaimed programming featuring foreign policy experts; free, innovative digital learning products; and CFR’s award-winning publications with analysis on a wide range of global issues.