Interfaith peace building is a relatively new field. Theoretical approaches and frameworks for evaluation are beginning to emerge, but there is a growing need to measure impact and effectiveness. We support the work of established and emerging scholars in a variety of interfaith and peace-related fields, and we hope that in the coming years CRT will become an active forum for an exchange of ideas and information to help the field develop research-based action strategies.

Books and Book Chapters

Blanch, Andrea (2015) Growing Hope: The Healing Potential of Trauma-Informed Faith Communities, Church Health Reader, Read

Blanch, Andrea; Herzog, Esther; and Mahameed, Ibtisam (2015) Women Reborn: A case study of the intersection of women, religion, and peace building in a Palestinian village in Israel. In S. Hayward and K. Marshall (Eds.) Women, Religion, and Peace – Exploring the Invisible.  Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace. Read

Herzog, Esther (2011) Patrons of Women: Literacy Projects and Gender Development in Rural Nepal. Oxford, New York: Berghahn.

Herzog, Esther (2008) Life, Death and Sacrifice: Women and Family in the Holocaust. Jerusalem & New York: Gefen.

Herzog, Esther (1999) Immigrants and Bureaucrats, Ethiopians in an Israeli Absorption Center. Oxford & New-York: Berghahn.

Herzog, Esther and Haim Hazan (Eds.) (2012) Serendipity in Anthropological Research: The Nomadic Turn. US: Ashgate.

Jabbour, Elias J. (1996) Sulha. Palestinian Traditional Peacemaking Process.  Edited by Thomas C. Cook, Jr. House of Hope Publications.

Ogega, Jackie. (2012) Pervasive Violence: What Makes Female Genital Cutting Possible, Even Inevitable? New York: Mpanzi.


Publications by Andrea Blanch, Ph.D.:

Jackie Ogega discusses “Moved to Tears, Moved to Action”

More from Jackie Ogega on the Religions for Peace Global Women of Faith Network. Read

Jackie Ogega on Religions for Peace: Promoting the Roles of Women of Faith in Peace Building

This international nonsectarian organization is explicitly dedicated to mobilizing religious communities to collaborate for peace. Through its Women’s Mobilization Program, it works with others to develop programs that engage both men and women in efforts to empower women and girls. Read

Elias Jabbour on Peacemaking

Internationally recognized Arab Israeli peacemaker Elias Jabbour is working on a new book, with help from CRT. Read

Mohammed Dajani on Moderation within Islam

Professor Dajani’s innovative initiative – a social movement called Wasatia – fosters a culture of moderation in Islam. Read


Noura Alturki on Countering Stereotypes About Saudi Arabian Women

Nura Alturki, 2009 Yale Women, Religion, and Globalization Fellow discusses her work countering Western stereotypes about Saudi Arabian Women. Read

Shlomit Lir on Mizrahi Jews in Israel

Shlomit Lir, a participant in CRT’s women’s interfaith leadership program, explores how individual and cultural identity affects religious tolerance in Israel. Read