International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

Center for Religion and Diplomacy, Inc.

  • Washington, DC
  • http://www.icrd.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy (ICRD) is to prevent and resolve ethnic, tribal and other identity-based conflicts that exceed the grasp of traditional diplomacy by including religious considerations as part of the solution.

Main Programs

  1. Pakistani Madrasa Enhancement
  2. The PACIS Project
Service Areas

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International

Since 1999, ICRD has worked in several areas: Sudan, Kashmir, Pakistan, Iran, the United States, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Colombia, and Israel/Palestine.

ruling year

1997

President

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Dr. Douglas M. Johnston

Keywords

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international,religion,diplomacy,peacemaking,multi-track diplomacy,conflict resolution,doug johnston

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Also Known As

International Center for Religion & Diplomacy (ICRD)

EIN

54-1853311

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Peace and Security (Q40)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In fulfilling its mission, the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy performs the following functions: 

 - Serves as a bridge between religion and politics in support of peacemaking, 

 

 - Deploys inter-religious action teams to trouble spots where conflict threatens or has already erupted,

 - Trains religious leaders and laity in the tasks of peacemaking,  

- Provides feedback to theologians and clergy on interpretations of their teachings that may be contributing to strife and misunderstanding.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Pakistani Madrasa Enhancement

For the past four years, ICRD has been conducting a unique initiative to secure a better future for the children of Pakistan and to enhance global security in a meaningful way. By providing madrasa leaders the opportunity to discuss and reflect on Islamic principles with leaders of other sects, often for the first time in their lives, this program is fostering peaceful coexistence among these diverse groups. It is also encouraging greater adherence to the principles of tolerance and human rights in Islam, with an emphasis on how these values were successfully upheld in past Islamic civilizations.

Category

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$632,557.00

Program 2

The PACIS Project

The PACIS PROJECT is a cooperative partnership of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy (ICRD) based in Washington, DC, and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. Its team, drawn from the fields of religion, politics, law, national security, business, and academia, analyze, plan and implement faith-based methodologies that draw on the wellsprings of various faith traditions.

 

The PACIS PROJECT has at its core intellectual and methodological framework an innovative approach to diplomacy and peacemaking that has been developed over the past twenty years by the Reverend Brian Cox, Sr. Vice President of ICRD, who brings together a unique background in politics, theological and pastoral training and conflict resolution. This innovative approach is called faith-based reconciliation which is defined by eight core values and by a deliberative process that focuses on creating a reconciling spirit between antagonists and engaging in constructive join problem solving as a means of not only resolving the conflict but of facilitating a wider process of sociopolitical healing leading to a sustainable environment for peace.

Category

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

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International

Since 1999, ICRD has worked in several areas: Sudan, Kashmir, Pakistan, Iran, the United States, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Colombia, and Israel/Palestine.

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Funding Needs

To bring Pakistani Madrasa Enhancement to a nationwide scale, $6.5M is needed over the next year. $100M is needed over the course of the next ten years.

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Center for Religion and Diplomacy Inc
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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President

Dr. Douglas M. Johnston

BIO

President and Founder, Dr. Douglas M. Johnston, served at senior levels in government, the military, and the private sector. He also taught international affairs at Harvard and founded the University's Executive Program in National and International Security. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President and COO of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he founded and chaired its program on preventive diplomacy. He is editor and principal author of "Religion, the Missing Dimension of Statecraft"(Oxford University Press 1994), "Foreign Policy into the 21st Century: The U.S. Leadership Challenge"(CSIS, 1996), "Faith-based Diplomacy: Trumping Realpolitik"(Oxford University Press, 2003), and "Religion, Terror, and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement" (Praeger, 2011).

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"The Center's work is unprecedented.  While there are other forms of "citizen diplomacy" in action, our work is - bar none - the most strategic application of "Track Two" diplomacy in the nexus of politics and religion in the world today.  In many countries, there is no such thing as separation of church and state.  Where such places are prone to conflict, there is no effective official diplomacy or warfare that will resolve conflicts without incorporating the religious values and practices of such people and their countries into the solution.  That is what we do, addressing the sources of conflict at their roots wherever a "root" is religious in nature."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Harold Jacobi

Jacobi & Associates, P.A.

Term: Dec 2011 - Dec 2014

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