FRIA hosts day-long collaborative workshops that equip professionals working in international affairs with approaches for effective engagement with religion, faith, and belief.
During FRIA sessions, participants:
FRIA participants are civil servants and diplomatic staff, academics, universities and think tanks, and other practitioners who influence the way religion is engaged with in international affairs practice all over the world.
On completion of the training, participants are better able to navigate and respond to future encounters, and are connected to a global community of practice whose members are committed to innovative and creative approaches to engagement.
The training session was thoughtful, engaging and very memorable. Some of the exercises prompted extremely valuable discussion and allowed for a wide range of views to be expressed and explored. It was expertly held and targeted key issues very well.
The roundtable event I attended on Engaging Religious Leaders in International Affairs, hosted by 3FF/World Faith, was a great opportunity to meet and share experiences with others engaged in similar work to me in different organisations and sectors. The event gave us a chance to think through the principles from which we were approaching engagement, as well as share practical examples of successes and potential pitfalls. The one day event gave me greater confidence to take forward this work in this area, where because of the sensitivities it’s easy to feel you’re walking on tip-toes.
I didn’t know quite what to expect when I was invited to attend the one-day Forum for Religion and International Affairs, but I was incredibly impressed with the activities and discussion. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone working or interested in the intersection between religion and foreign policy.
I very much enjoyed the training provided and think it could be of benefit to a range of officials in both domestic and international policy departments. The roundtable was a thought-provoking session, professionally and sensitively facilitated which enabled policy officials, academics and NGO representatives to better understand and engage with religious dynamics where they encounter them in their work. I would recommend the training to colleagues.
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