1. Millennial Values Survey Release

    01:20:41

    from The Berkley Center / Added

    71 Plays / / 0 Comments

    April 19, 2012 | For more on this event, please visit: http://bit.ly/HuIWw1 Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs | Georgetown University On Thursday, April 19, the Berkley Center and the Public Religion Research Institute released a groundbreaking survey of 18-24 year-olds on faith, values, and the 2012 election. The survey of 2,000 college-age Millennials provides new insights about the moral and religious values that animate young adults, and how these values impact their voting preferences and views on a range of issues including religious pluralism, social and economic inequality, immigration, and issues of race and gender. The survey also provides clues about what young people think about important political figures and political movements of the day. The Millennial Values Survey is made possible through a grant from the Ford Foundation.

    + More details
    • Religious Freedom and Equality: Panel 1 - The UK & Ireland

      01:50:33

      from The Berkley Center / Added

      38 Plays / / 0 Comments

      April 12, 2012 | For more on this event, please visit: bit.ly/sy8f2Q Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs | Georgetown University In both Europe and North America, an increasing emphasis on equality has pitted rights claims against each other, raising profound philosophical, moral, legal, and political questions about the meaning and reach of religious liberty. The questions emerge in several areas -- for example, questions of religious conscience, an all male Roman Catholic clergy, or the prospect of establishing a separate Muslim system of family law within a democratic state. For more on the Berkley Center, visit: http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu

      + More details
      • Religious Freedom and Equality: Keynote by Bishop Philip Tartaglia

        01:14:47

        from The Berkley Center / Added

        2,979 Plays / / 0 Comments

        April 11, 2012 | For more on this event, please visit: http://bit.ly/sy8f2Q Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs | Georgetown University In both Europe and North America, an increasing emphasis on equality has pitted rights claims against each other, raising profound philosophical, moral, legal, and political questions about the meaning and reach of religious liberty. The questions emerge in several areas -- for example, questions of religious conscience, an all male Roman Catholic clergy, or the prospect of establishing a separate Muslim system of family law within a democratic state.

        + More details
        • White House Campus Challenge: Alternative Spring Break Reflection and Reunion

          03:43

          from The Berkley Center / Added

          692 Plays / / 0 Comments

          March 28, 2012 | Students who participated in Alternative Spring Break service trips reunited a few weeks after returning to Georgetown to reflect on their experiences. In this video, service trip leaders and participants describe how the program has shaped their time in college by building community, influencing perceptions and inspiring future plans. The President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, launched by the White House in 2011, is invitation to institutions of higher education to commit to a year of interfaith and community service programming on campus. For more on the President's Interfaith Challenge: bit.ly/ylFEGO For more on the Berkley Center: berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/

          + More details
          • How Far has Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Africa Advanced?

            01:02:58

            from The Berkley Center / Added

            86 Plays / / 0 Comments

            March 6, 2012 | For more on this event, please visit: http://bit.ly/xPJbkz Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs | Georgetown University Three recent studies have shown that Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) is one of the most effective tools to fight HIV and AIDS, reducing chances of infection by near 60 percent. Within the next five years, initiatives including those of PEPFAR (The President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will perform Voluntary MMC (VMMC) on over 20 million men in Africa. Faith-inspired organizations and interfaith collaborations are among those spearheading the initiatives. Dr. Inon Schenker, one of Israel's leading professionals in the field, presented on how Jewish-Muslim-Christian collaborations are paving the way for innovations in biomedical interventions in HIV prevention in PEPFAR priority countries. This event was jointly organized by the Berkley Center, the World Faiths Development Dialogue, and Operation Abraham Collaborative.

            + More details
            • Religious Freedom and Religious Extremism: Lessons From the Arab Spring (Panel 2)

              01:16:38

              from The Berkley Center / Added

              115 Plays / / 0 Comments

              March 16, 2012 | For more on this event, please visit: bit.ly/zPxp4C Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs | Georgetown University Panel 2: Fostering Religious Freedom & Curbing Religious Extremism in the Arab Spring - Lessons for US Policy The success of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi parties in the recent Egyptian elections highlights the complex relationship between religious freedom, religious extremism, and democracy in the region. Democratization has meant freedom for Islamic groups to participate in the political life of the new Egypt. At the same time, the success of Salafi parties and ongoing tensions with the military threaten the viability of the fledgling democratic institutions that might guarantee religious freedom, religious pluralism, and civil peace in the new Egypt. In Egypt and elsewhere, what is the relationship between religious freedom and religious extremism, defined as religious political engagement hostile to constitutional democracy and open to the use of violence? Can religious freedom limit religious extremism? How should US foreign policy seek to promote democratic institutions and regimes of religious freedom that best counter religious extremism in practice? A first panel addressed the relationship between religious freedom and religious extremism. Experts discussed a growing body of work on two issues: whether and how the denial of religious freedom encourages violent and extremist forms of religious political engagement; and the conditions under which greater religious freedom undermines religious extremism in practice. A second panel explored the implications of the religious freedom-religious extremism relationship for US policy towards Egypt and other nations affected by the Arab Spring. Experts discussed the outlines of a smart religious freedom agenda designed to more effectively contain religious extremists and safeguard democracy into the future.

              + More details
              • Religious Freedom and Religious Extremism: Lessons from the Arab Spring (Keynote Discussion)

                01:32:40

                from The Berkley Center / Added

                42 Plays / / 0 Comments

                March 16, 2012 | For more on this event, please visit: bit.ly/zPxp4C Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs | Georgetown University Keynote Discussion: Religious Freedom, Religious Extremism, and the Arab Spring: Bush and Obama Administration Perspectives The success of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi parties in the recent Egyptian elections highlights the complex relationship between religious freedom, religious extremism, and democracy in the region. Democratization has meant freedom for Islamic groups to participate in the political life of the new Egypt. At the same time, the success of Salafi parties and ongoing tensions with the military threaten the viability of the fledgling democratic institutions that might guarantee religious freedom, religious pluralism, and civil peace in the new Egypt. In Egypt and elsewhere, what is the relationship between religious freedom and religious extremism, defined as religious political engagement hostile to constitutional democracy and open to the use of violence? Can religious freedom limit religious extremism? How should US foreign policy seek to promote democratic institutions and regimes of religious freedom that best counter religious extremism in practice? A first panel addressed the relationship between religious freedom and religious extremism. Experts discussed a growing body of work on two issues: whether and how the denial of religious freedom encourages violent and extremist forms of religious political engagement; and the conditions under which greater religious freedom undermines religious extremism in practice. A second panel explored the implications of the religious freedom-religious extremism relationship for US policy towards Egypt and other nations affected by the Arab Spring. Experts discussed the outlines of a smart religious freedom agenda designed to more effectively contain religious extremists and safeguard democracy into the future.

                + More details
                • Good Hijab, Bad Hijab

                  57:37

                  from The Berkley Center / Added

                  95 Plays / / 0 Comments

                  For more on this event: http://bit.ly/cehGdf For more on the Berkley Center: http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/ March 13, 2007 | This video has been excerpted from the Berkley Center's event Good Hijab, Bad Hijab. In this presentation, Dr. Elizabeth Bucar, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, discusses how two distinct cases of public hijabi practices can teach us about the productive power of the veil. Bucar explores the function of the veil in shifting Iranian political and ethical norms. Her presentation features images from her fieldwork in Iran in 2004.

                  + More details
                  • The Rise of Islamist Parties in the New Middle East

                    01:04:33

                    from The Berkley Center / Added

                    143 Plays / / 0 Comments

                    March 22, 2012 | For more on this event, please visit: bit.ly/xL1nQT Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs | Georgetown University America Abroad Media (AAM) and Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs hosted a special "Beyond the Broadcast" panel discussion focused on Islamist movements in the Middle East. The event coincided with the release of AAM's one-hour America Abroad documentary, The Rise of Islamist Parties in the New Middle East, and featured Dr. Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at The George Washington University, and Dr. Jocelyne Cesari, Minerva Chair at the National Defense University and Senior Research Fellow at the Berkley Center. Discussion explored the challenges facing Islamist parties as they govern for the first time, and how their victories will impact relations between Arab countries and the world around them.

                    + More details
                    • Religious Freedom: Why Now? Defending an Embattled Human Right (Panel Two)

                      01:41:01

                      from The Berkley Center / Added

                      428 Plays / / 0 Comments

                      March 1st, 2012 | For more on this event, please visit: bit.ly/vpJhh2 Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs | Georgetown University This event celebrated the rollout of a new book, Religious Freedom: Why Now? Defending an Embattled Human Right, authored by RFP Associate Director Timothy Shah, under the auspices of the Witherspoon Institute’s Task Force on International Religious Freedom, chaired by RFP Director Thomas Farr. The event was co-sponsored by the Religious Freedom Project and the Witherspoon Institute. The keynote address was delivered by Robert P. George of Princeton University. Panels featured a wide range of participants, including noted Muslim scholar Sheikh Hamza Yusuf. Why now? Religious freedom is under sustained pressure today around the world. In some places, it is fair to say that religious freedom is under siege. The publication of Religious Freedom: Why Now? is a response to that sobering fact. Although scant attention is paid by governments, the academy, or the media, the implications of this crisis—and we contend that it is a crisis—are quite serious. A worldwide erosion of religious freedom is causing large-scale human suffering, grave injustice, and significant threats to international peace and security. For the last three years, the Witherspoon Institute’s Task Force on International Religious Freedom – under Tom Farr’s chairmanship -- has examined the various dimensions of the challenge faced by religious freedom, and has deliberated on the most effective policy responses by the United States and other governments around the world. In May 2011, the Witherspoon Institute convened an unprecedented interdisciplinary meeting in Princeton, New Jersey of more than thirty experts on the subject, from the fields of psychology, sociology, law, philosophy, theology, political science, and international relations. They included academics, policy analysts, and journalists, as well as advocates and adherents from a variety of religious traditions. The result was a focused discussion over two days of the basis of religious freedom, its present condition, and the prospects for its future. Religious Freedom: Why Now? is the Task Force’s considered statement on these matters. Drafted by RFP Associate Director Timothy Samuel Shah, with contributions from the Witherspoon Institute’s Matthew J. Franck and the members of the Task Force, it is informed by insights from all these academic disciplines and religious traditions.

                      + More details

                      What are Tags?

                      Tags

                      Tags are keywords that describe videos. For example, a video of your Hawaiian vacation might be tagged with "Hawaii," "beach," "surfing," and "sunburn."