COVID-19 is a global crisis that needs all communities across the world, together with governments, UN entities, and broad civil society organizations, to join forces in keeping people safe and well. As an international learning exchange, the JLI aims to facilitate evidence building and creation to support faith and COVID-19 response. We will update this page with JLI collaborations and partner initiatives (as possible).

 

The Multi-religious Faith in Action COVID-19 Initiative as part of the Faith and Positive Change for Children Global Initiative

 

We affirm the unique roles played by religious leaders and actors, in influencing values, attitudes, behaviours and actions that affect the development and wellbeing of the world’s children. The Initiative is coordinated by Religions for Peace (RFP)  and UNICEF with support from Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities ( JLI) as part of the global partnership on Faith and Positive Change for Children, Families and Communities. This initiative is also launching global guidance for religious leaders and faith communities shortly.

To date the partners held eight regional webinars to increase awareness and strengthen coordinated efforts through the global Faith-in-Action campaign, to mobilize inter-faith commitments of Religious Leaders and Faith representatives including Women of Faith and Interfaith Youth Network Members to support the specific calls to action; to equip these Influencers with a standard set of global guidance with messages and resources that can be customized for local use and to share existing examples of best practices to motivate others

 

 

JLI and Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University and the World Faiths Development Dialogue

Faith and COVID-19 Response Platform: The joint platform aims to organize information so that it can be quickly found and used by development policymakers and practitioners and religious actors who seek to work together in the COVID-19 response. View the resource repository here and sign up to get daily emails

 

Consultations 

  • Exploratory discussion with Dr Katherine Marshall, Dr Olivia Wilkinson and Dave Robinson – exploring the faith dimensions
  • The COVID-19 Crisis: Taking Stock of Religious Responses: JLI &Berkley Center Webinar link
  • The COVID 19 Crisis: From Past Experiences to Present Realities: JLI & Berkley Center Webinar
  • The COVID-19 Crisis: Adaptations and Tensions During the Month of Ramadan: JLI & Berkley Center Webinar with guest speakers including JLI Refugees and Forced Migration Co-Chair Atallah Fitzgibbon see here for video
  • The COVID-19 Crisis: Faith Engagement Between Peace and Conflict in Asia: K. V. Soon Vidyananda, entrepreneur and Buddhist leader, and Somboon Chungprampree, a Thai social activist chats with Katherine Marshall about vulnerable populations and how to support them during COVID-19 see here for video
  • Discussions will be ongoing

COVID-19 Response among Faith-based Health Organizations Survey

Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) and the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI) are working together to identify unmet needs for support among faith-based health providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This will be a monthly survey to see how needs change over the course of the response.

See the Survey Results

 


 

Webinars

Coping with Coronavirus: World Council of Churches Webinar

  • JLI Director of Research Olivia Wilkinson participated as part of a panel of Health Experts and Church Leaders Co-Address COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Children on the Move: KAICIID webinar

  • JLI Director of Research Olivia Wilkinson participated as part of a panel

 

JLI Partner Initiatives:

 

Other key resources: