This region is home to one-third of the world’s populations. It is diverse linguistically, culturally, and religiously. The two focus countries of our Action Team – India and Indonesia – represent the world’s largest Hindu and Muslim countries. The region presents both extreme challenges for religious freedom and useful examples of pluralistic harmony. We are working to identify those challenges and work together with local communities and organizations to put concrete solutions into action.

Project: Under Caesar's Sword



"Under Caesar’s Sword" is a three-year, collaborative global research project that investigates how Christian communities respond when their religious freedom is severely violated. Research will be centered around three core questions:

  • How do Christian communities respond to repression?
  • Why do they choose the responses that they do?
  • What are the results of these responses?

The findings of this research project are disseminated and used to inform advocacy and assistance work on behalf of Christians and other religious minorities across the globe.

The Under Caesar's Sword project is a joint initiative of the Religious Freedom Institute, the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, and the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University.

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