What We Do

IRCV provides services and consulting in the following areas:

Research

We can help research and write reports on topics pertaining to world history and world religions coverage in education, inter-religious education, and coverage of religion in the news media.

Advisory Work

IRCV executives sit on a number of advisory boards and leadership councils addressing religious liberty, religious pluralism, civil society, inter-religious education, and the impact of social studies curricula and standards.

Public Engagement

IRCV executives periodically participate as keynote speakers or presenters on panels addressing social studies curriculum and coverage of religion in textbooks, religious pluralism, civic engagement, and inter-religious education.

Project Consulting

We can help conceptualize content for public education programs (media, museums, non-profit programs, etc.) as well as participate in content development for K-12, interfaith environments, and other contexts.

Academic Reviews

We can review your manuscript and help strengthen it by associating relevant scholarship, evaluating how issues are framed, and wordsmithing for maximum meaning and impact, keeping age-appropriateness in mind.

Professional Development

We help K-12 teachers explore guidelines for teaching about religion, using real-world scenarios to illustrate how to teach more effectively and in constitutionally appropriate ways. We also train religious leaders on religious pluralism and inter-religious cooperation. Training for media professionals explores how religion news stories can be developed and written effectively.

Citizen Diplomacy

We host international leaders invited to the U.S. through the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program, and provide a unique perspective on the non-advocacy approach to inform policymaking. We enable visitors to better contextualize their overall experience and observations about U.S. civil society and institutions.

Resource Development

We produce teaching units and other resources to help improve teaching about world history and world religions in a variety of learning contexts.

Initiatives

IRCV is committed to enhancing religious literacy through its “Faith in U.S.” initiative. IRCV welcomes opportunities to develop teaching materials and other resources through this initiative with like-minded organizational partners.

20 year of Educating Religious Freedom & Mutual Respect