RFIA by Volume/Issue
This collection of articles examines the complex political and societal circumstances surrounding the intersection of Islam and religious freedom, and it outlines the risks for Muslims and non-Muslims alike of restricting religious freedom in Muslim-majority countries.
The theme of the spring 2011 issue of The Review of Faith & International Affairs is "Christian Perspectives on US Immigration Policy." The issue presents essays by a diverse range of Christian leaders who participated in a series of three panels held in Washington DC during the fall of 2010.
Any effort to understand and improve the religion-development nexus will entail a "top-down" dimension (focusing on government policy) and a "bottom-up" dimension (focusing on the perspectives and behaviors of religious actors themselves). This issue of The Review of Faith & International Affairs brings top-down and bottom-up together in a common forum.
This theme issue is devoted to exploring some of the contributions—both negative and positive—that religion does or could make to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As a special feature, this issue also includes edited transcripts of a panel series on the Middle East that was co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Engagement and Nyack College's Institute for Public Service & Policy Development.
There is an organizational dimension to religious freedom. This issue presents a diverse international collection of papers on this theme drawn largely from a conference series on religion and rule of law that the Institute for Global Engagement has helped catalyze and organize.
This issue examines "African Church Responses to African Conflict." Contributors show how African churches have varied in their ability to respond effectively to hopes for peace and restoration within conflict and post-conflict situations.
Military chaplains face new challenges and growing expectations as they operate in multi-faith contexts abroad. This issue examines the history of the chaplaincy, chaplain education and training, and chaplains' expanded role as inter-religious liaisons and as advisors to commanders on religious affairs.
This issue of The Review presents select papers from "Religion and the Rule of Law" conferences as a resource for comparative analysis and a catalyst to future research on religion and social welfare.
This issue presents 12 consecutive years of the Templeton Lectures on Religion and World Affairs—an initiative that recognized early how religion's resurgence impacts international affairs.
"Evangelism and the Persecuted Church"—Persecution of Christians is on the rise, even as mission efforts develop complex patterns of sending and receiving, with missionaries going from former colonies to distant continents. Select papers from a co-sponsored conference series are presented here.
"Islam and Pluralism"—This issue of The Review presents a variety of perspectives through a roundtable of responses to the "Common Word" and "Loving God and Neighbor" letters.
"Faith & Foreign Policy: Recommendations for the Next President"—This issue examines the intersection of religion and foreign policy through issue-based and regionally focused nonpartisan recommendations.
"Religious Freedom and U.S. Foreign Policy"—The time is ripe for reviewing the International Religious Freedom Act. This issue marks the Act's 10th anniversary, presenting select papers from a 2008 conference series.
"Black Clergy and U.S. Policy in the Middle East and North Africa"—This issue of The Review of Faith & International Affairs examines the question of how black leaders and organizations have addressed Middle Eastern and North African political urgencies.
"Evangelicals and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"—This theme issue features a special multi-faith forum responding to the U.S. drive for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
This issue of The Review of Faith & International Affairs features a sampling of the rich array of essays presented at the Institute for Global Engagement's Oslo 2006 conference, "Law and Religion in Transitional Societies."
The use of torture is an uncomfortable issue we must confront, and diverse religious groups are beginning to speak up. Several perspectives are presented here, along with helpful poll analysis and historical background.
Rather than seeking to "reform" Islam, the West should consider ways to maximize the values of respect and inclusivity within Islam. This issue also addresses the link between religious freedom and security.
Despite agreement on domestic social issues, American evangelicals may find it difficult to engage Muslims in processes of dialogue and democracy. Like all Americans, they will need to muster an ecumenism of endurance. This issue includes responses to Walter Russell Mead's Sept./Oct. 2006 Foreign Affairs article, "God's Country?"
What our times urgently need is "tolerant orthodoxy"—a theme emphasized by several contributors to this issue of The Review. Doors are starting to open to faith-based participation in international affairs. But are faith-based communities prepared-theologically and practically-to be good global neighbors?
The inaugural issue of The Review lamented the foreign policy establishment's neglect of religion. This issue asks: Three years on, has anything changed?
Selections in this issue mark the fortieth anniversary of the historic Vatican declaration Dignitatis Humanae, which supported religious freedom and human rights for all individuals.
Articles in this issue address Islam and democracy, U.S. public diplomacy, and how faith-based non-governmental organizations can best effect change.
This issue includes perspectives on Islam and politics in Turkey, Iraq, Western Europe, and Indonesia. Additional articles examine religious pacifism.
This issue examines various Christian responses to global suffering, whether it be serving poverty-stricken populations or challenging religious persecution.
The articles here include a critique of the Bush administration's foreign policy and a call for humility abroad. Additional contributors assess current trends in faith-based development and religious responses to climate change.
This issue explores the role of Scriptures, papal authority, and relationships in interfaith dialogue. It also presents an exclusive interview on religious freedom and a media study on evangelicalism's view of Islam.
Christians' role in international affairs is examined in this issue, including their potential impact on U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq. Also, misconceptions about the Third World, Western values, and Islam are challenged.
This inaugural issue of The Review of Faith & International Affairs provides regional perspectives on how religion can have a positive international impact. "From the Editor" outlines why the journal was founded as a pluralistic forum to discuss faith and international affairs.