Learning Hubs are multi-religious, interdisciplinary, collaborative learning platforms for practitioners, policymakers, academics and other experts to engage key stakeholders in religion and development.
Hubs focus on increasing the evidence of faith engagement to inform and improve policy and practice between faith groups, humanitarian, and development communities. Leading experts from different sectors co-chair each Learning Hub.
Learning Hubs work through shared learning:
Review, map, and assess what is already known about the role and impact of faith groups in development, health and well-being of local communities.
Current JLI Learning Hubs:
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The Evidence Working Group of the Moral Imperative is also hosted on the JLI.
Hub Resources and Scoping Studies:
- Peace and Conflict (2014-2016) Faith-based Interventions in Peace, Conflict and Violence: A Scoping Study, Chris Shannahan and Laura Payne, Coventry University
- Mobilisation of Local Faith Communities (2014-2018) Theory of Change on Mobilising Local Faith Communities
- HIV and Maternal Health (2013-2015) Scoping Study on HIV Maternal Health: Faith groups’ activities, contributions, and impact, Ann Smith, PhD and Jo Kaybryn, MSC
- Immunization (2014-2014) Scoping Report: Local Faith Communities and Immunization for Community and Health Systems Strengthening, Jill Olivier at University of Cape Town
- Resilience (2012-2016) Scoping Study on Local faith communities and the promotion of resilience in humanitarian situations, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Alastair Ager (eds.)
Gender-Based Violence Hub
- Gender-based Violence (2014) A scoping study on the role of faith communities and organisations in prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence: Implications for policy and practice, Elisabet Le Roux, Stellenbosch University
- Religion Gender and Development – Agenda setting report by Dr Elisabet le Roux and the GBV Hub published May 2019 with the PaRD SDG 5 Work-Stream
- No more harmful traditional practice– engaging religious leaders to challenge harmful and traditional practices. Led by Elisabet le Roux and Selina Palm (Stellenbosch), and Brenda Bartelink (University of Groningen)
- GBV in conflict settings (modified critical interpretive synthesis) Magner, K., Desrosiers, J.E., Blunt, I., Hawken, T., Brick, E. University of Otago for the Sexual Violence Research Initiative.
- Refugees and Forced Migration Hub (2016-present) Scoping Study on Local faith communities and urban displacement led by Olivia Wilkinson and Joey Ager
- Ending Violence Against Children Hub (2017-present) Scoping Study on Faith actors’ involvement in prevention, elimination and perpetration of violence against children led by Carola Eyber, Queen Margaret University (QMU) with Selina Palm, Stellenbosch University and Kathleen Rutledge at QMU, and Francisco Colombo under the guidance of Olivia Wilkinson, JLI
- Anti-Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (2018-present) Scoping Study: Faith & Freedom: The Role of Faith Actors in Anti-Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking- A Scoping Study by John Frame at North Central University, Mia Tuckey, Lili White, and Emma Tomalin at the University of Leeds
Other thematic areas
- Ebola and faith
- Faith-based Measurement & Metrics
- Faith-Related Global Compact on Refugees Resources