Religion and the United Nations: Dynamics of Gender and Peacebuilding

, 12:00pm –
United Nations Population Fund

Convened in conjunction with the SSRC's work on religion and international affairs and in partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY), this panel session, the second in a series of dialogues and consultations on religion and the UN, gathered over thirty guests at UNFPA office in Manhattan. Moderated by Jonathan VanAntwerpen, Program Director of the SSRC’s Religion and the Public Sphere program, the panel featured discussants Anne Marie Goetz (UN Women), Katherine Marshall (Georgetown University), Cecile Mazzacurati (UNFPA), Jacqueline Moturi Ogega (Religions for Peace International), and Gay Rosenblum-Kumar (UNDP).

Consultation Participants:

Amy Adamczyk, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Aisha al-Adawiya, Women in Islam, Inc.

Nazish Ahmad, St. Thomas University

Nadira Khuday Berdueva, Quaker United Nations Office

Alison Boden, Princeton University

W. Bramwell Bailey, International Social Justice Commission

Joanne Chang, TZU Chi Compassion Relief Foundation

Carol Crichlow, UNFPA

Jose Dallo, UN InterAgency Task Force on FBOs for the MDGs – UNDP

Aju Daswani, Mata Amritandandamai Center

Natalia Dinello, UNFPA

Marc-Andre Dorel, UN InterAgency Task Force on FBOs for the MDGs – UNDESA

Bani Dugal, Bahá'í International Community United Nations Office

Noemi Espinoza, UNFPA

Anne Marie Goetz, UNWOMEN

Stephen Hanmer, UN InterAgency Task Force on FBOs for the MDGs – UNICEF

Grove Harris, The Temple of Understanding

Jeffrey Israel, University of Chicago

Patricia Jerido, Open Society Foundations

Azza Karam, UN InterAgency Task Force on FBOs for the MDGs – UNFPA

Arvind Kaur, United Sikhs

Venketachalam Krishnan, UN InterAgency Task Force on FBOs for the MDCs – UNOP

Peter Lin, TZU Chi Compassion Relief Foundation

David Little, Harvard University

Clayton Maring, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Katherine Marshall, Georgetown University

Jacqueline Moturi Ogega, Religions for Peace International

T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki, Interfaith Center of New York and Buddhist Council of New York

Swami Parameshananda, Bharat Sevarsham Sangha

Rochelle Roca-Hachem, UN InterAgency Task Force on FBOs for the MDGs – UNESCO

Gay Rosenblum-Kumar, UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Sarah Sayeed, Interfatih Center of New York and Women in Islam, Inc.

Laxmi Shah, International Mahavir Jain Mission

Leni Silverstein, LMS Strategies for Development

Andrew Tomlinsons, Quaker United Nations Office

Thomas Uthup, UN InterAgency Task Force on FBOs for the MDCs – UNAOC

Moises Venancio, UN InterAgency Task Force on FBOs for the MDGs – UNDP

Toby Volkman, Luce Foundation

Matthew Weiner, Interfaith Center of New York