Religion and Sustainable Development Goals Webinar
- Keeping the Faith in 2030: Religion and the Sustainable Development Goals (Dr Emma Tomalin and Dr Jörg Haustein)
- Sustainable Development Goals Indicators and Best Practise Guidelines for FBOs & LFCs (Major (Dr) Elizabeth Garland)
- Discussion and response moderated by Dr Olivia Wilkinson, JLI and Andrea Kaufmann, World Vision International
If you have any follow up questions, please feel free to email contactJLI@jliflc.com
Discussion questions included
- Many faith actors don’t want to be seen as FBOs but rather as non-state actors. Is this simply a development trend?
- The preliminary observations suggest that instrumentalization of FBOs for SDG will not work. What would you say would be a good alternative approach rather than instrumentalization?
- Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals Network
- Religions and SDGs Birmingham Workshop Report
- Religion and Development in Africa and Asia: Haustein&Tomalin 2017
- Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals
About the speakers:
- Dr Emma Tomalin is Professor of Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds. She carries out research into the role of religion in public life in the world today with research interests in Gender, Religion and Society, Religion and Global Development and Buddhism and Hinduism amongst others. Dr Tomalin has published multiple books and journals. She is currently working on an AHRC network grant on work a project entitled – Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals which will completed late in 2018. She also works with Public Health Leeds on a project that examines the role of places of worship as Public Health settings in Leeds and Co-Chair of the International Development and Religion Group of the American Academy of Religion. Since 2013, with Drs Caroline Starkey and Jas Singh, she has been carrying out scoping studies on places of worship in Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Zoroastrian and Bahai traditions in England. She co-chairs the new JLI Hub on Anti-Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.
- Dr Jörg Haustein is Senior Lecturer in Religions in Africa at SOAS with a focus on Christianity and Islam. He has a special interest in the historical intersection of religion and development in colonial and post-colonial Africa and its effects on the present. Jörg Haustein is Co-Investigator of the AHRC-funded research network ‘Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals’.
- Major (Dr) Elizabeth Garland is Impact Measurement Learning Coordinator and International Statistician at The Salvation Army International Headquarters. Major (Dr) Garland has worked in a number of settings within the Salvation Army in both Australia and overseas. Overseas appointments include Ghana, Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. Whilst overseas, Major Garland completed further degrees in health, including a Master of Primary Health Care and Master of Health and International development (Flinders University Australia). Major Garland completed and was conferred a Doctorate of Public Health (Flinders University Australia) in 2015.Currently Major (Dr) Garland is working at the International Headquarters of the Salvation Army in London as the Impact Measurement Learning Co-Ordinator and International Statistician. Part of this work is developing ways of measuring The Salvation Army’s work and ministries across the world. This work includes how we measure the Salvation Army’s programmes and activities in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals.