Faith and Media Initiative Reveals New Report at International Religious Freedom Summit | Company


A new report by the Fund for Peace, and unveiled today by the Faith and Media Initiative, sheds light on how interactions between religion, culture and the strength or weakness of economic and political environments can contribute to the resilience of civil society.

At the International Religious Freedom Summit, the Faith and Media Initiative (FAMI) and Fund for Peace hosted a panel discussion and presented the findings of the new report: “Come Together or Separate: An Analysis of Media and Religious Resilience and Freedoms.” The report, sponsored by FAMI, focused on the intersection of media and religious freedoms as they relate to resilience in modern civil societies. Individual case studies (available on the FFP website) examine examples from Brazil, India and Ethiopia – and found that media is a critical tool for building resilient societies that can weather storms of economic shocks, policies and others in our highly complex era of global connectivity. Click HERE to see the full report.

The roundtable took place on Thursday in Washington, DC, with a lively discussion around the topic and an introduction to the questions posed by the paper (from the Fund for Peace). Expert panelists ranged from prominent global business executives to religious and media leaders, including:

About the Peace Fund

For more than 60 years, the Fund for Peace (FFP) has been a world leader in developing practical tools and approaches to reduce conflict. With a clear focus on the link between human security and economic development, FFP contributes to more peaceful and prosperous societies by designing smarter methodologies and smarter partnerships. FFP empowers policymakers, practitioners and people to diagnose risks and vulnerabilities and develop solutions through collective dialogue. FFP is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in Abuja, Nigeria, Accra, Ghana, London, United Kingdom and Tunis, Tunisia. For more information, visit

About the Faith and Media Initiative

The Faith and Media Initiative (FAMI) brings together faith leaders, members of the media, and content creators around common interests, helping them create, collaborate, and reach wider audiences. By joining forces, FAMI believes more can be done to bridge divisions and promote understanding, inspire more balanced stories of faith, and foster healthy conversation about spirituality. For more information, visit

About the International Religious Freedom Summit

The International Religious Freedom Summit (IRF) was held in Washington, DC, June 28-30. This was the second annual gathering of international freedom advocates and activists from around the world. It highlighted growing threats to freedom of religion, conscience and belief, and offered the IRF community a chance to come together to advance common goals to extend these fundamental freedoms to people and to religious communities around the world. For more information, visit

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