The Sixth annual G20 Interfaith Forum took place in Tokyo Japan with about 300 religious leaders, FBOs, academics and others gathered from around the world.
Katherine Marshall, World Faiths Development Dialogue and Cole Durhan, Brigham Young University under the patronage of Dr Haruhisa Handa organized the conference.
The goal of the Forum was to discuss global issues through the lens of faith. Attendees also aimed to develop recommendations from the faith community to the G20 meeting in Osaka.
This year’s themes were People, Planet Peace: Pathways Forward
Jean Duff represented JLI and made contributions to two working sessions and to the closing Plenary “Towards 2020”. At the People session on Every Child has a Right to a Childhood, JLI announced the launch of the EVAC Hub’s new three-part Scoping Report and presented recommendations for the G20 Summit. At the Peace session on “New Ways to Serve and Integrate Refugees and Forcibly Displaced Communities,” JLI presented recommendations for the G20 Summit relating to the importance of the Global Compact on Refugees and the role of local faith actors in implementing it. Also, JLI contributed to the policy briefs from the two sessions.
JLI Session Presentations
View the Presentation on Protecting and Nurturing Children in Todays Challenging World
View the Presentation on New Ways to Serve and Integrate Refugees and Forcibly Displaced Communities
- The following five Core Recommendations were submitted to Japanese Prime Minister Abe: Peace building, Children, The Rainforest, Rule of Laws with humanity, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.
- Read the G20 Interfaith Forum Event Summary
- Read the Policy Recommendations for the G20 Osaka Summit
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