Video: Religious Literacy and Humanitarian Action

January 20, 2017
Religious Literacy and Humanitarian Action panel

What knowledge and assumptions about religion do faith-based and secular international humanitarian agencies have? How do these assumptions impact their work? What kind of knowledge about religion is most useful?


A symposium on January 19–20, 2017 at Harvard Divinity School brought together humanitarian practitioners and leading scholars to discuss the ways in which religious literacy may impact humanitarian organizations’ delivery of assistance to those in need.