Date(s) - 21/10/2021
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Hosted by the World Health Organization in collaboration with Religions for Peace and the EPI-WIN Faith Communities of Practice this global conference looks at ‘Strengthening national responses to health emergencies: WHO, Religious Leaders, Faith-based  Organizations, Faith Communities and National Governments’.

Spiritual care during times of crisis track – Day 2 October 21, 2021, 14:00 – 16:30 CEST

Innovations in delivering spiritual and mental health care

  • Cheryl Giles, Francis Greenwood Peabody Senior Lecturer on Pastoral Care and Counseling, Harvard Divinity School, USA
  • Swami Tyagananda, Hindu monk of the Ramakrishna Order, and Hindu Chaplain at Harvard University, USA
  • Dr. Mohammed Abo-Hilal, Founder, Syria Bright Future (SBF) Organization, Syria
  • Hailey Fudu, Secretary, Religions for Peace South Africa, South Africa

Closing places of worship: Social care consequences and responses

  • Raymond Perrier, Director, Denis Hurley Centre, South Africa
  • Dr. Mukunda Madhava Das, Vice President, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), India
  • Welinton Peirera, Advocacy and Institutional Relations Director, World Vision Brazil, Brazil
  • Chris Kazadi Lupemba, Chairperson, Interfaith Youth Network of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Honorary President, Religions for Peace Bahá’í, DRC
  • Sally Smith, Senior Advisor, WHO EPI-WIN Team, Switzerland

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