United States Institute of Peace

United States 


For over 30 years, the U.S. Institute of Peace has been at the forefront of efforts to better understand religion’s roles in conflict and peace while harnessing contributions from religious actors, institutions, ideas, and practices to promote inclusive societies and build sustainable peace. The Institute helps policymakers engage effectively with religious actors through research, advising, and training. USIP also works directly with religious communities and institutions seeking to mitigate and resolve violent conflict to strengthen their peacebuilding skills and promote religious coexistence. USIP fosters collaboration across divides both within and between faith traditions. Our work on religious engagement shapes country-specific programmatic initiatives and supports mechanisms to ensure peacebuilding efforts are inclusive and sustainable.


Religion and Mediation Action Guide


Religion in Conflict and Peacebuilding Action Guide


Engaging Religion and Religious Actors in Countering Violent Extremism


Online course: Religious Engagement in Peacebuilding – A Common Ground Approach

Focus Areas

Religious landscape mapping in conflict-affected states “Closing the Gap” research on religious freedom, political stability, and development psychosocial support for displaced trauma survivors training & curriculum development, including Religious Peacebuilding Action Religious women negotiating on the frontlines of violent

Sustainable Development Goals

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