The URDR is an interdisciplinary research unit based at the University of Stellenbosch. It engages with the complex interface between religion and sustainable development and the need to equip faith communities to respond more effectively to development issues in their contexts. Read more
The URDR has carried out research in Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Colombia, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Peru, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Uganda, around the below themes:
Theory Building from Below
The URDR's empirical evidence-based research models generate cutting edge theoretical contributions from below that build synergies between different disciplinary insights and help to bridge the worlds of theory and practice. Disseminating these new findings into a variety of academic and popular forums is essential for building momentum for improved practice in the field. To access some of the URDR's recent research outputs across the below spectrum, click here.