This four-week facilitated online course explores where and to what extent religion matters and how to engage with religious actors and institutions in times of peace and conflict. The purpose of this course, inspired by and based on an approach developed by Search for Common Ground, is to provide training and serve as a resource for those working in peacebuilding who may be unfamiliar with (or even wary of!) religious engagement, or who are looking to gain greater confidence in working with religious actors and institutions. Those enrolled can earn a certification of participation upon completing the course.
USIP’s new instructor-led format blends a self-paced curriculum with weekly live, interactive webinars. Enrolled participants will join a group of fellow learners from around the world. Each week will feature a new lesson that includes a real-world case study, a skills-building exercise, and small group discussions. A new course is offered each month and is four weeks in duration.
The course is open to the public and is free of charge. Certificates of participation are awarded at the conclusion of the course.