Publications

Books/Monographs

Women, Religion, and Peacebuilding:  Illuminating the Unseen. with Katherine Marshall (eds). U.S. Institute of Peace, 2015.

“Contesting Buddhist Narratives: Democratization, Nationalism, and Communal Violence in Myanmar.” with Matthew J. Walton. Policy Studies. No. 71. Washington, DC: East West Center, 2014.

Book Chapters

“Sri Lanka: Social Cohesion … In the Eye of the Beholder.” with Mirak Raheem. in Fletcher Cox and Tim Sisk, eds. Peacebuilding in Deeply Divided Societies: Toward Social Cohesion?  Switzerland: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.

“Women of Faith and the Practice of Peacebuilding.” In Atalia Omer, Scott Appleby and David Little (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding. Oxford: OUP, 2015.

“Swords to Ploughshares, Theory to Practice: an Evolution of Religious Peacebuilding at USIP.” In Sumner B. Twiss, Marian Simion, and Rodney Peterson (eds.), Religion and Public Policy: Human Rights, Conflict, and Ethics. London: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

“Frieden durch inter- und innerreligiösen Dialog – von der Theorie zur Praxis (Iraque /
Kolumbien)” In Reinhold Mokrosch, Thomas Held, Roland Czada (eds.), Religionen und
Weltfrieden. Friedens- und Konfliktlösungspotentiale von Religionsgemeinschaften.
Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag, 2013.

“Facilitated Religious Dialogue.” With Lucy Kurtzner-Ellenbogen. In David Smock and Dan Serwer (eds.), Facilitating Dialogue. Washington, DC: USIP Press, October 2012.

“The Spoiler and the Reconciler: Buddhism and the Peace Process in Sri Lanka.” In Tim Sisk (ed) Between Terror and Tolerance: Religious Leaders and Conflict Management. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, November 2011.

“Collaborative Conflict Resolution in Christianity.” In Susan Thistlethwaite (ed), Interfaith Just Peacemaking. New York: Palgrave, 2011.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

“Displaced by the Spirit: the Work of the Holy Spirit Among Colombia’s Internally Displaced Communities.” with Michael Joseph. Journal of World Christianity.  Vol. 7, No. 2. Expected Publication Date: Fall 2017. 

Advancing Religious Freedom and Coexistence in Myanmar: Recommendations to the Next US Administration. with Matthew J. Walton. Review of Faith and International Affairs. Volume 14, no. 2 (2016): 67-75.

“The Double Edged Sword of ‘Buddhist Democracy’ in Myanmar.” Review of Faith and International Affairs. Volume 14, no. 4 (2015): 25-35.

Divine Concord: What Role Does Faith Play in Promoting Peace?” Contributor. World Policy Journal 28.4 (Winter 2011): 3.

Policy Papers

Understanding and Extending the Marrakesh Declaration in Policy and Practice.  Special Report 392. Washington, DC: USIP Press, September 2016.

Religion and Peacebuilding: Reflections on Current Challenges and Future Prospects.” Special Report 313. Washington, DC: USIP Press, August 2012.

Women in Religious Peacebuilding.” With Katherine Marshall, Claudia Zambra, Esther Breger, and Sarah Jackson. PeaceWorks 71. Washington, DC: USIP Press, May 2011.

Engaging Across Divides: Interfaith Dialogue for Peace and Justice” in State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2010. London: Minority Rights Group International (July 2010). 20-29.

Averting Hell on Earth: Religion and the Prevention of Genocide.” Special Report 248.
Washington, DC: USIP Press, September 2010.

“Religion and the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocity.” Politorbis Journal 42 (2009): 107-113.

Opinion Pieces

Trump Administration Should Use Key Diplomatic Tools for Religious Engagement. with Katherine Marshall. Commentary. Religion News Service. February 17, 2017.

Myanmar’s Religion Problem: How to Deal with Discrimination. with Matthew J. Walton. Foreign Affairs: Snapshot. July 29, 2016.

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