The International Center for Religion & Diplomacy (ICRD) is a highly dynamic non-governmental, non-profit organization that works to bridge religious considerations and international politics in support of peacebuilding. Central to ICRD's approach is its ability to capitalize on the positive role that religious leaders and institutions can play in building trust and overcoming differences.
ICRD has a small, dedicated and dynamic team in Washington, D.C. that manages programs in numerous countries overseas, working closely with local partners to transform intractable identity conflicts.
ICRD has already had a powerful impact in several critical areas of conflict, including Sudan, Kashmir, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco, Spain, and Colombia. Central to ICRD’s approach is our ability to capitalize on the positive role that religious leaders and institutions can play in building trust and overcoming differences.
The mission of ICRD is to prevent or resolve ethnic, tribal, and other identity-based conflicts by incorporating religious concerns into the practice of international politics. We do so by bridging the religious and political spheres in support of peacemaking and by deploying inter-religious action teams to trouble spots where conflict threatens or has already broken out.
UN ECOSOC Consultative Status
On April 8th, 2015, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) recommended that ICRD be granted consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESOC).