LUCE PROJECT ON RELIGION IN GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY
2010 REGIONAL WORKSHOP
The Role of Religion in Global Civil Society:
A Latin America/Caribbean Focus
January 16, 2010
University of California, Santa Barbara
This workshop will bring together academics with expertise in Latin America and/or the Caribbean with practitioners from international NGOs working in the region to discuss the role that religion plays in civil society within this regional context. The goal of the workshop will be to focus on the region as a whole and to highlight the unique situations of individual countries. The workshop will provide an opportunity for in depth examination of current trends in the role of religion in Latin American/Caribbean politics as well as how religion factors into the current practices of international NGOs working in the region. Practitioners will share their experiences as they relate to the role religion plays in facilitating or hindering the delivery of humanitarian services. Academics will present current research and perspectives that can illuminate the influence of religion in the Latin American region.
This workshop, part of a Luce Foundation-funded project to examine the role of religion in global civil society, will generate material with which to develop resources to infuse the study of religion into the curriculums of graduate programs in global and international studies that provide training for the international NGO sector.