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Tradition- & Faith-Oriented Insider Mediators (TFIMs) as Crucial Actors in Conflict Transformation

Baseline Study Case Study: Lebanon In mediation processes, usually an outsider and impartial third party mediator is sought. In certain contexts, especially in traditional and high-context societies, an insider mediator who is intrinsic (geographically, culturally and normatively) to the conflict context, ...

Faith-Based Actors in Şanlıurfa, Turkey: Reducing Tensions Between Host Populations and Syrian Refugee Communities

Preventing possible tensions between refugees and the host population has become a policy priority for countries hosting large numbers of refugees. In addition to local, national and international humanitarian actors, faith-based actors from both host and refugee communities attempt to prevent any tension, as it ...

JLI Annual Report 2020

Reports on JLI’s 2020 progress on goals in Evidence, Research and Knowledge Partnerships, and Communications, while highlighting projects and learning hub work.  

Health-Promoting Churches – Volume II

Edited by Mwai Makoka A handbook to accompany churches in establishing and running sustainable health promotion ministries The World Council of Churches (WCC) defines health as a dynamic state of wellbeing of the individual and society. It is a state of physical, mental, spiritual, economic, political, and ...

Impacts of engaging communities through traditional and religious leaders on vaccination coverage in Cross River State, Nigeria

Impact Evaluation Report 127 September 2020 Coverage for routine vaccines falls short of the global target of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Coverage is particularly low in low- and middle-income countries. A recent survey shows that less than a quarter of children 12–23 months of age are fully vaccinated in ...

Change Inside and Out

An Outcome Harvesting plus Attitude Change toolkit for peacebuilders and other changemakers Is your context so complex and fast-changing that your logical framework feels disconnected from reality? Or does your project plan emerge over time in ways that make it difficult to predict detailed results? In those ...

SUMMARY BRIEF: Compendium of Good Practices on Conducting MEAL in Partnerships with International Actors and Local Faith Actors

Faith actors have long been involved in initiatives aimed at improving the wellbeing and health of communities. While much of the international system continues to be characterised by secular approaches, there is an increasing awareness of the contribution of faith communities to development and humanitarian ...

Faith and COVID-19 Vaccines Analysis Matrix

A quick analysis guide Part 1: For health and development actors - Engaging Faith actors in COVID-19 vaccine rollout COVID-19 vaccine rollout poses challenges. Systematic approaches to engaging faith actors proactively, fairly, equitably, and appropriately are critical. Immediate issues where religious actors ...

Compendium of Good Practices on Conducting MEAL in Partnerships with International Actors And Local Faith Actors

Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI) MEAL Learning Hub The ‘Compendium of Good Practices on Conducting MEAL in Partnerships with International Actors and Local Faith Actors’ bridges the knowledge gap on how international and local faith actors practice MEAL in a diverse range of ...

Soka Gakkai International: Beyond Western MEAL Frameworks

Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Worldwide How this story represents an international-local faith partnership in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL): International Buddhist faith-based network working on peace, culture, and education & network consisting of local Buddhist community ...

Jamyang Foundation: Covering MEAL Basics under Challenging Circumstances

Jamyang Foundation - India and Bangladesh How this story represents an international-local faith partnership in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL): International Buddhist faith-based organisation specializing in women's and girls' education. Partnerships with local Buddhist nuns; ...

Tearfund: Integrating the Light Wheel Approach into Church and Community Mobilisation MEAL

Tearfund, Tanzania How this story represents an international-local faith partnership in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL): International Evangelical Christian faith-based emergency relief and development organisation & partnerships with local church and community groups in ...
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An international collaboration on evidence for faith actors’ activities, contributions, and challenges to achieving humanitarian and development goals. Founded in 2012, JLI came together with a single shared conviction: there is an urgent need to build our collective understanding, through evidence, of faith actors in humanitarianism and development.