The International Center for Religion and Diplomacy attempts to reduce violence by engaging the religious ideas behind the violence.  While most American policymakers ignore religion, Douglas Johnston enters into madrassas and uses the teachings of their indigenous religion to generate respect for human rights, womens’ rights, and religious tolerance.

This lecture was given as part of the Gospel & Culture Lecture series featuring Douglas M. Johnston. Mr. Johnston is president and founder of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy. He is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. He has served in senior positions in both the public and private sectors.

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