Strengthening Evidence-Based Faith Engagement

Full and appropriate engagement of the capacities of faith actors in the achievement of humanitarian and development goals through effective partnerships with public sector and secular entities, as well as among religious groups themselves.

What We Do

Start here to learn more about the evidence on the role of faith actors in humanitarian and development work.

New to Religion & Development?

Start here to learn about the role of faith actors in humanitarian and development work.

Learn More About the JLI Learning Hubs

JLI convenes multisector hubs to increase the evidence of faith engagement, policy and practice.

Research & Knowledge Partnerships

JLI works with organizations worldwide to build evidence and serve as a knowledge partner.

The JLI Fair and Equitable Initiative

We support the continued struggle to change narratives and pursue anti-racism.

SPOTLIGHT

The 2022 State of the Evidence in Religions and Development Report

This flagship report from the JLI summarizes the evidence on religious activities in development in relation to health, the environment, gender, migration, peace and conflict, and violence against children.

Reviewing research from authors around the world, this report helps you to quickly identify useful and trust-worthy evidence when considering the roles of religions in development.

Evidence Library

Latest Resources

Mapping Anti-Muslim Discrimination and Information Manipulation, and its Impact on Humanitarian Aid and Development
Policy Brief: ‘Leveraging the potential of religious teachings and grassroots religious teachers and clerics to combat intimate partner violence in international development contexts’
Enhancing Collaboration and Positive Change for Adolescent Girls in South Asia
“Faith-Sensitive” Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Pluralistic Settings: A Spiritual Care Perspective
On the Significance of Religion for the SDGs: An Introduction
Considerations and Guidance for the Humanitarian Engagement with Religious Leaders

Recent News

December 22, 2023 – Middle East Hub Meeting
December 22, 2023 – Middle East Hub Meeting
October 10, 2023 – Middle East Hub Meeting
October 10, 2023 – Middle East Hub Meeting
February 8 Religions, Humanitarianism & Development Reading Group: Christian organising in development, humanitarianism and advocacy through the lens of institutional logics
February 8 Religions, Humanitarianism & Development Reading Group: Christian organising in development, humanitarianism and advocacy through the lens of institutional logics

Upcoming Events

Religions, Humanitarianism, and Development Research Reading Group – February 8, 2024

Religions, Humanitarianism, and Development Research Reading Group – February 8, 2024

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