Religion and Countering Violent Extremism: How to Engage Religious Leaders and People of Faith?

US Institute of Peace

Washington, DC

17 January 2018


As governments and societies grapple with violent extremism, experts in the field continue to consider how to counter extremists’ use of ideologies. For a world in which more than 80 percent of people identify themselves as religious, the role of religious leaders, ideas, and institutions is critical to countering the many strains of violent extremism. Join USIP on January 17 for a discussion of the latest trends in policy and practice around the intersection of religion and its role in preventing and countering violent extremism. A panel of experts will present and discuss practical guidelines around the role of religion in preventing and countering violent extremism. 

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