Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/02/2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
Christian Aid

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2020 is a pivotal year for the accelerated realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, everywhere. In this round table discussion, our speakers will discuss the role of faith in advancing gender justice and how faith actors on the ground are defending human rights, promoting women leadership and advocating for a gender just world.

This event is part of a series of coordinated advocacy by faith actors leading up to the 64th UN Commission on the Status of Women.

In 2019, JLI learning hubs held a number of webinars which sparked conversation, collaborations, and partnerships.

Faith Based Climate Program Webinar #1

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: April 2019

Faith Based Climate Program Webinar #2 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: May 2019

Faith Based Climate Program Webinar #3 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: June 2019

Faith Based Climate Program Webinar #4 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published: July 2019

JLI Gender Based Violence: Religion, Gender, and GBV Research Agenda Webinar

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, PaRD SDG Work-stream, & KAICIID

Published: May 2019

Gender Based Violence: Gender Justice Webinar 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities &  KAICIID

Published: June 2019

Feminism, Religion, and Intereligious Dialogue Webinar 

Organizations: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities & KAICIID

Published: October 2019

 

Engaging Local Faith Actors in Urban Response Webinar 

Organizations: ALNAP, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, Soka Gakkai International, World Vision Mexico, & UCL University College London

Published: May 2019

The State of Evidence in Religion and Development Research Webinar

Organizations: Accord Network & Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: September 2019

 

Together for the Goals-Religious Actors’ Role in Sustaining Peace: SDG 16 Webinar 

Organizations: UKAid (DFID), Global Affairs Canada, KAICIID, Arigatou International, Catholic Relief Services, Danmission, The Network of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, World Vision International and Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published: July 2019

Ending Violence Against Children Scoping Study Launch Webinar 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published: September 2019

 

Anti-Trafficking & Modern Slavery Faith and Freedom Scoping Study Launch Webinar 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: December 2019

 

Humanitarian assistance ‘doing no hard though need not creed’?

Organization: CREID

Published: November 2019

Presentation begins at 10:00 minutes into the video.

The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities is recruiting a Chief Executive Officer. The CEO implements the vision and direction of the JLI Board and provides leadership to, oversight and day to day management of the JLI organization. The CEO supports JLI staff and network production and communication of excellent evidence and serves as JLI primary representative in national and international fora. He/ She advocates for excellence in evidence, new approaches and new partnerships for scaled-up faith engagement in development and humanitarian response.

The CEO’s responsibilities include:

  • manage JLI finances, operations, and human resources;
  • grow the organization through opening new business opportunities, fundraising and marketing programmatic work;
  • position JLI as a strategic knowledge partner in the religion and development space;
  • gather and communicate high-quality evidence for faith groups’ activities and contributions to policymakers, practitioners, donors and secular entities in support of scaled up engagement of faith actors in development and humanitarian response;
  • build and leverage joint learning exchanges and communities within the JLI Board, Learning Hubs, and guide their partnerships and their influential advocacy;
  • develop strong working relationships with JLI Board and AG members to facilitate whole of JLI response, and deliver value to members

The JLI CEO reports to the Chair of the JLI Board and manages a small staff and consultants working both in Washington, DC and globally. Much of the work takes place virtually. Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.

A full position description can be found here. Expressions of interest should be sent to [email protected] on or before February 7, 2020.

Learn more about The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities’s top viewed resources in 2019. 

1. Resource Brief: Faith Actors and the Implementation of The Global Compact on Refugees

Published: 2018 

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

 

2. JLI Ending Violence Against Children Scoping Study – Literature Review, Case StudiesExperts’ Consultation and Briefs

including A Mixed Blessing: Roles of faith communities in ending violence against children & Why faith? Engaging faith mechanisms to end violence against children

Published: 2019 

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

 

 

 

3. Faith and Freedom: The Role of Local Faith Actors in Anti-Modern Slavery & Human trafficking Scoping Study 

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: 2019

 

4. Data Gathering and Narrative Based Impact Assessment through Story Telling and Story Collection

Published: 2016 

Organization: United Religions Initiative

 

5. Case Studies on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to Achieve U.S. Development Goals

Published: 2019 

Organization: US Agency for International Development (USAID)

 

6. Faith Action for Children on the Move, Global Partners Forum

Published: 2018 

Organization: Faith Action for Children on the Move

 

7. Beneficiary and Service Delivery Indicators (BSDI) – An agency-level measurement system for tracking people served and services delivered

Published: 2016 

Organization: Catholic Relief Services

8. A Theory of Change for Faith Group and Community Mobilization

Published: 2015

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

 

9. Keeping Faith in 2030: Sustainable Development Goals

Organizations: SOAS and University of Leeds in partnership with HAD International R&D

 

10. Faith & Positive Change for Children

Organizations: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, Religions for Peace and UNICEF

 

In 2019, JLI Learning Hubs, researchers published a number of publications through many joint collaborations and knowledge partnerships. 

The Role of Local Faith Actors in Implementing The Global Compact of Refugees Seminar in Amman, Jordan

Organizations: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization, World Vision, and the UN Interagency Task Force on Religion and Development

Published: February 2019 

Opinion: Faith Organizations are Key in Global Refugee Response

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published: April 2019

Faith and Positive Change for Children Initiative*

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities & UNICEF

Published: August 2019 

*multiple publications including draft Theory of Change and country case studies

Faith and Freedom: The Role of Local Faith Actors in Anti-Modern Slavery & Human trafficking Scoping Study 

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: October 2019

 

Ending Violence Against Children Hub & Three-Part Scoping Study – Faith Actors’ Involvement in prevention, elimination, and perpetuation of violence against children  

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published:  June 2019

 

Local Humanitarian Leadership Seminar in Beirut – The Role of Local Faith Actors in Implementing the Global Compact on Refugees

Published: June 2019 

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

 

Accord Research Alliance webinar: State of the Evidence

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, Dr Olivia Wilkinson 

Published: June 2019

 

The Accord Research Alliance Podcast – The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities 

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published: July 2019

 

The Triple Nexus, Localization, and Local Faith Actors: The intersections between faith, humanitarian response, development, and peaceLiterature Review and Primary Research 

Organization: DanChurchAid

Published: October 2019

 

As the Knowledge Partner for the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD), JLI support the three work-streams with evidence building work.

Partnering with Local Faith Actors to Support Peaceful and Inclusive Societies

Organizations: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities & PaRD SDG 16 work-stream

Published: July 2019

Recommendations for a Strategic Agenda Draft

Organizations: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities & PaRD SDG 5 work-stream

Published: June 2019

Faith Actor Partnerships in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities & PaRD SDG 3 work-stream

Published: December 2019

Date/Time
Date(s) - 28/01/2020
9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Location
United Nations Headquarters

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On Tuesday 28th January 2020, the 6th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs will be an important contribution to the Roadmap to Beijing +25. At the start of this momentous year, the Symposium will explore how faith actors and institutions can work in tandem with governments, the United Nations, and broader civil society to accelerate the pace towards gender equality, equity and justice. It will provide an honest appraisal of where faith actors, who both shape and are part of their societies, have contributed positively to this agenda and where and how they are hindering progress. The Symposium will also look at how the factors contributing to the current challenges to multilateralism and human rights relate to and exacerbate the specific trends to roll back human rights, and present ways in which governments and UN entities working in partnership with faith based organizations can recommit to the achievement of gender equality as an essential component to sustainable peace and development globally

Date/Time
Date(s) - 21/01/2020
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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FP 2020 Office Washington DC

1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300 
Washington D.C, 20006

Religion plays an important role in many FP2020 priority countries, where faith leaders influence health-seeking behavior and faith-based organizations (FBOs) provide a notable share of healthcare information, services and supplies. With a growing awareness of FBOs’ role, FP2020 sought to identify best practices, inform its partners and help drive progress post-2020. FP2020 commissioned a brief to summarize knowledge about how secular FP2020 partners can more effectively engage with the faith community and FBOs to help women achieve their fertility intentions and to improve healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy, including the voluntary use of modern contraceptive methods.

In an effort to move the conversation forward, FP2020 in collaboration with World Vision and the Faith to Action Network are hosting a dissemination meeting to:

  • Share lessons and recommendations for strengthening engagement of faith community in family planning
  • Discuss opportunities for fostering collaboration among FP and faith actors at the country and global levels to drive progress post-2020
  • Agree on priority actions for year 2020 and beyond

Speakers will be announced soon and additional information on how to join virtually will follow in due course. In the meantime, learn more about FP2020 and their work here.

Date/Time
Date(s) - 13/02/2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Join Dr. Olivia J. Wilkinson to discuss her book: “Secular and Religious Dynamics in Humanitarian Response.”

Her book investigates the ways in which the humanitarian system is secular and understands religious beliefs and practices when responding to disasters. The book teases out the reasons why humanitarians are reluctant to engage with what are seen as “messy” cultural dynamics within the communities they work with, and how this can lead to strained or broken relationships with disaster-affected populations and irrelevant and inappropriate disaster assistance that imposes distant and relatively meaningless values.

Secular and Religious Dynamics in Humanitarian Response: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

 

JLI’s partner, Living Water International, is looking to hire a Global Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning Lead.

Job Purpose:

The Global Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Lead plays a key role on the Program Development team to help ensure quality programs through better decision making and increased accountability. This comes through building the culture and systems to turn program data into information that can be used for results-based management. They will collaborate with international staff to build MEL systems, tools, and capacity, provide technical assistance, facilitate organizational learning, and increase the transparency and accessibility of Living Water’s program data.

See here for complete job description.

 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/12/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Purpose of the Training:

While science has provided the data behind what needs to change to mitigate the climate crisis, it is the role of our cultural institutions to move people into action. There has been a glaring gap of moral leadership on climate change, however this is finally changing. Faith communities and their leaders play a uniquely important role in shifting hearts, minds and the broader culture, which is a key precursor to systemic change. We are seeing millions of people of faith waking up and moving off their cushions, rising from their pews into action. Our faith and spiritual practices give us the moral courage to turn towards great challenges, not away from them, and to profoundly change our societies. People of faith have done so before when there was a moral call to action, and we do so now. This is the time for bold transformation. GreenFaith is building this transformative climate movement by organizing people of faith and spirit, bridging them with scientists and activists on the frontlines of climate justice. Lets join forces.

Register for the training here.