Institute for Global Engagement

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The Institute for Global Engagement (IGE)

In 2000, Bob Seiple "and Margaret Ann Seiple—known as the "godparents" at IGE—felt called as Christians to steward a lifetime of experiences and relationships from all over the world. This feeling took particular form through their experience with the State Department, where Bob served as the first-ever U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom from 1998 to 2000. The Seiples were concerned that religious freedom was something everyone talked about but no one really knew how to operationalize, and that Christians were too often part of the problem. They founded IGE to address these issues and to "make Christ visible and Christians relevant."" [1]

IGE "sponsors two educational divisions focused on the role of religion in public life worldwide. First, the Council on Faith & International Affairs equips international affairs professionals of any faith or none. The Council’s major programs—a groundbreaking journal called The Review of Faith & International Affairs, a website (cfia.org), conferences and lectures, task forces, and fellowships—foster a pluralistic forum where people of different faiths and worldviews, from the scholar to the practitioner, can constructively discuss religion’s impact on the world today.

"Second, the Global Engagement Network equips Christians—from the pew to the professional—to live out their faith with cultural sensitivity and civic responsibility worldwide. The Network’s major programs include the annual Global Leadership Forum; leadership development programs; a blog (globalcolonnade.org); a forthcoming web-portal (globalchristian.org); and will soon expand to include additional Christian education programs and cultural engagement initiatives." [2]

Directors

Accessed January 2009: [3]

Staff

Accessed January 2009: [4]

Experts Panel

Accessed January 2009: [5]

Contact

Web: http://www.globalengage.org

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles

References

  1. Mission, Institute for Global Engagement, accessed January 30, 2009.
  2. About, Institute for Global Engagement, accessed January 30, 2009.
  3. Directors, Institute for Global Engagement, accessed January 30, 2009.
  4. Staff, Institute for Global Engagement, accessed January 30, 2009.
  5. Experts Panel, Institute for Global Engagement, accessed January 30, 2009.