There are desperate needs in this world that religion and interfaith coalitions can address in uniquely effective ways. And a leading expert on the intersection of religion, development and peace joins host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush on this week’s State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio program and podcast.

Dr. Katherine Marshall is Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and leads the center’s work on religion and global development. She’s also a professor of the practice of development, conflict, and religion in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. Katherine serves as executive director of the World’s Faith Development Dialogue, and is a member of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid at the U.S. Agency for International Development. She was a World Bank officer from 1971 to 2006 where she led the Faith and Ethics Initiative between 2000 and 2006.

To say that Katherine’s five decades of leadership equips her with unique insights is an understatement. From pioneering work to include women’s voices, to addressing the sensitive topic of development dollars influencing NGOs, to what’s the same and what’s different about the challenges faced by communities in far-flung parts of the world, her conversation with Paul offers both food for thought, and inspiration for getting involved.

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