Given religion’s influence on conflict dynamics around the world, it is critical that practitioners and policymakers understand and partner with religious leaders and people of faith to build peace. The Institute for Middle East Peace works on the role of religion in violence and peace, advancing cutting-edge research and advocacy, and developing effective strategies to engage religious actors, institutions and ideas across traditions in support of peace. From enhancing the peacemaking capacities of individuals and faith-based organizations to fostering meaningful dialogue within and across faiths, IMEP works with local partners to promote inclusive religious peacebuilding through our public engagement initiatives.