ICRD is a Washington-based non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is to bridge religious considerations and international politics in support of peacemaking.
The intellectual and spiritual basis for ICRD’s unconventional approach to conflict resolution can be found in (1) Religion, the Missing Dimension of Statecraft; (2) Faith-based Diplomacy: Trumping Realpolitik; and (3) Religion, Terror, and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement. These books collectively explore the positive role that religious or spiritual factors can play in preventing or resolving conflict, while advancing social change based on justice and reconciliation. They also make a strong case for incorporating religious considerations into the practice of international politics and provide a blueprint for doing so.
Also illustrative of ICRD’s strategic approach is “Faith-based Reconciliation”, authored by ICRD Senior Vice President for Faith-based Diplomacy, Reverend Canon Brian Cox. Building on his extensive experience in practicing faith-based reconciliation in some of the world’s most difficult zones of conflict, he outlines the fundamentals of this unique approach to peacebuilding, which capitalize on supporting religious values found in the Abrahamic and non-monotheistic faith traditions.
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