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Religion and faith play a significant role in individuals' private lives. And in America and across the globe, they increasingly influence public policy and political questions as well. Brookings's research includes topics such as religion and politics, faith based initiatives, legal protections of religious expression, religion in the workplace, religious education and relations between Christians and Muslims.
Enough about Islam: Why religion is not the most useful way to understand ISIS
February 18, 2015, J.M. Berger
A new article about ISIS in The Atlantic has reignited the perennial debate over the relationship between jihadist terrorism and the religion of Islam. J.M. Berger argues that, while religion is important to ISIS and other jihadist groups, they are better understood as identity-based extremist groups, often millenarian, that use religion to establish who is part of the in-group and who is part of the out-group.
Middle East and North Africa
2014, Shadi Hamid
2012, Jonathan Laurence
Reclaiming Faith & Politics After the Religious Right
2008, E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Political and Religious Challenges in Contemporary France
2006, Jonathan Laurence and Justin Vaisse
A Dialogue on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy in an Unjust World
2004, Bryan Hehir, Charles Krauthammer, James M. Lindsay, Louise Richardson, Michael Walzer and Shibley Telhami
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E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
The W. Averell Harriman Chair
William A. Galston
The Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe
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