Religion & Diplomacy is a portal to online resources dealing with the practical interface between religion and international affairs. The site publishes original policy reports, articles, and interviews in addition to highlighting key third-party publications relevant to diplomats and other practitioners working on religion-related issues.

The site is managed by the non-governmental secretariat of the Transatlantic Policy Network on Religion and Diplomacy (TPNRD), which is based at the Cambridge Institute on Religion and International Studies (CIRIS) at Clare College, Cambridge. Religion & Diplomacy and the broader work of the TPNRD Secretariat are made possible by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Disclaimer: The content on Religion & Diplomacy, and any opinions expressed therein, do not necessarily represent the views of CIRIS, Clare College, the Luce Foundation, the TPNRD Secretariat, or any TPNRD-participating government.

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The TPNRD at Notre Dame in Paris, November 2017.

Judd Birdsall, Managing Director, CIRIS

Editorial Assistants

Tobias Cremer, Graduate Research Associate, CIRIS
Shawn Kerry, Graduate Research Associate, CIRIS

Editorial Advisors
Peter Mandaville, George Mason University
Erin Wilson, University of Groningen
Katherine Marshall, Georgetown University
Lori Beaman, University of Ottawa
Susan Hayward, U.S. Institute of Peace
Stéphane LacroixSciences Po
Marie Juul Petersen, Danish Institute for Human Rights

About the TPNRD
The Transatlantic Policy Network on Religion and Diplomacy (TPNRD) is a forum of diplomats from North America and Europe who collaborate on religion-related policy issues. Launched in 2015, the network is co-chaired by officials from the European External Action Service and the U.S. Department of State.

A TPNRD Academic Advisory Council, comprised of top researchers from the North Atlantic region, provides expert advice to the diplomatic network and serves to deepen connections between scholars and practitioners working on religion and international affairs. Members of the TPNRD Academic Advisory Council also serve as editorial advisors to Religion & Diplomacy.

The Cambridge Institute on Religion & International Studies (CIRIS) is a multi-disciplinary research centre at Clare College, Cambridge. The Institute aims to provide students, practitioners, and the general public with credible and engaging insights that will shape new scholarship, sound policy, and constructive debate on the role of faith in international affairs.


The Transatlantic Policy Network on Religion & Diplomacy meeting with the Sovereign Order of Malta in Rome, 2016.