Case Study

Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy

Offering Sustainable Solutions and Training to Strengthen Kazakh Society

  • Frame: Acknowledging the Distance between Government, Religious Groups and Civil Society
  • Challenge: Understanding Former Soviet Barriers to Collaboration
  • Approach: Engaging Experts and Leaders within a Platform of Mutual Understanding
  • Result: Developing a National Curriculum on Religious Freedom and Reconciliation
“You have to know that the essence of my identity is Christ as a believer, and yours might be Muhammad and the Quran. Once we agree about what the essence of our respective identities is, we can actually engage each other.

I have found that practical collaboration actually results faster when there’s that deeper respect for identity.”
-Chris Seiple, President Emeritus for Institute for Global Engagement