Date/Time
Date(s) - 25/08/2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Join us for the MEAL Hub meeting on August 25 at 9 AM ET/ 2 PM BST. We invite members to come with new resources, events and faith & MEAL-related work to share.

Join via Zoom here

Rather than having a speaker as usual, we thought we’d use this session to reflect on the impact of Covid on our organisations’ MEAL work. We would therefore ask all participants to come to the session prepared to share about how Covid has changed (or not) their organisation’s MEAL work. We will then have a discussion about this amongst the MEAL Hub members. Questions we could look at include the following (but we are open to your suggestions, too, which we can discuss on the day):
  • Accounting for COVID’s impacts – many organizations seek to assess the impact of their work as a part of MEAL … but how have organizations adjusted their approaches, understanding that the pandemic has had the most significant impact on people’s lives?
  • Faith actors – for those that specifically work with LFAs, how have they seen their LFA partners pivot in the pandemic, and how has that impacted MEAL efforts?
  • Faith and MEAL – for those looking to understand the intersection of faith and their work, what have they learned about the role of faith in their work since the pandemic began?
  • Longitudinal studies – for organizations that use longitudinal research designs, or “baseline, midline, endline” type evaluation methods, what conversations did their organizations have about pivoting methods or continuing on? What did they do, and what did they learn?
  • Household evaluations – how have organizations weighed the risks of MEAL methods that require evaluators to visit beneficiaries or collect data in person?

Agenda:

  • 00:00-00:05: Welcoming
  • 00:05-00:15: Introductions
  • 00:15-00:45: Group discussion around the questions
  • 00:45-00:55: Project updates
  • 00:55-01:00: Wrap-up

Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/09/2021
9:00 am - 10:30 am

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Webinar on 8 September 2021 at 9:00 – 10:30 EST / 15:00 – 16:30 CEST

Registration is open to the first session of “Resilience and Children on the Move” a series of three online sessions to share experiences and best practices to support, protect and nurture the physical, socio-emotional and spiritual well-being of children on the move.

Throughout the sessions, you will hear from a variety of speakers including children on the move, faith leaders, governments representatives, mental health experts and practitioners sharing experiences of faith-inspired psycho-social support interventions.

The series is being organized in the framework of the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) as a collaboration of PaRD’s Health Work Stream and the SDG 16 Work Stream, co-organized by Arigatou International, World Vision International and KAICIID Dialogue Center.

The webinar will be in English with interpretation available in Spanish, French, and Arabic.

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View the event flyer in Spanish and French

 

OPENING REMARKS

Delegate, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, German Government

TESTIMONY

Hussain, Former child on the move

PANELISTS

  • Dr. Rima Salah,
    Chair, Early Childhood and Peace Consortium, Yale University; Former Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Ms. Céline Monnier,
    Senior Program Officer, New York University’s Center on International Cooperation
  • Rev. Dirk Coetsee,
    Managing Director, Petra Children’s Ministry

CLOSING REMARKS

  • Dr. Angeliki Aroni,
    Special Secretariat for the Protection of Unaccompanied Minors, Ministry of Migration and Asylum, Greece

Date/Time
Date(s) - 24/08/2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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The COVID-19 pandemic affects people everywhere, but concerns are mounting about rising inequalities and acute and continuing suffering—within countries and especially among them. The poorest countries, especially in Africa, face devastating fiscal reverses that threaten their capacity to finance health, education, and vaccination programs during the crisis. Worse, they face sharp reverses in development progress and the prospect of continuing uncertainties on finance. Religious communities have long focused on the most vulnerable among us, and thus in the present crisis they have advocated for urgent measures to support both national governments and social protection programs. Vital bottom-line finance issues link social protection for vulnerable people to climate finance and capacities for rapid and fair recovery.

This webinar will focus on the G20 Summit, coming up in late October, and the G20 Interfaith Forum in September, which draws on religious communities and their advocacy and support for bold, ambitious multilateral action. The conversation will center on the links between financial and moral challenges that poorer countries face as the COVID-19 pandemic continues its deadly path around the globe. Katherine Marshall, senior fellow at the Berkley Center, will moderate the discussion.

This event is co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, the G20 Interfaith Forum, Fscire, the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, and Jubilee USA.

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 17/08/2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Gender Equality Ep. 3 – Made in the Image of God: The Role of Sacred Texts in Helping or Hindering Gender Equality

Gender inequality, sexual violence, female genital mutilation, discrimination based on sex, sexism, misogyny, stereotyping, scapegoating. Why do these problems affect women in today’s society? What are the root causes and the drivers that got us here? What role might traditional interpretations of sacred texts play in undermining women’s development, leadership, and economic empowerment? Religion is a source for ethical-based values in society, yet the tendency has been to perpetuate traditional interpretations of foundational sacred texts without relying on critical thinking. In the Beirut Declaration, faith-based and civil society actors working in the field of human rights committed to “(…) revisit, each within our respective areas of competence, those religious understandings and interpretations that appear to perpetuate gender inequality and harmful stereotypes or even condone gender-based violence.” In this webinar, we will explore how various faith traditions have interpreted the role of women,
and at an interfaith level, explore how the holy texts can be an inspiration in securing religious women’s rights.

The webinar “Made in the Image of God: The Role of Sacred Texts in Helping or Hindering Gender Equality” takes place on Tuesday, 17 August, at 6 pm CEST and will have a duration of one hour followed by a Q&A

Moderator:

  • Dr Elizabeta Kitanovic, Executive Secretary for Human Rights, CEC

Speakers:

  • Prof. Dr Azza Karam, Secretary-General of Religions for Peace;
  • His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel, Metropolitan Elder of Chalcedon, KAICIID- Board of Directors;
  • Ms Sharon Rosen, Global Director of Religious Engagement, Search for Common Ground;
  • Ms Audrey E. Kitagawa, President of the International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation;
  • Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance;
  • Ms Rachel Rose Nelson, Executive Director of Freedom Business Alliance and member of the IF20 Gender Equality Working Group.

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Report Launch ahead of the Generation Equality Forum and the High Level Political Forum

 

Opening remarks, Khushwant Singh, Head of Secretariat, PaRD

Launching new report, Dr. Nora Khalaf-Elledge, Post-Doc Fellow, Joint Learning Initiative :  Looking Back to Look Forward: The Role of Religious Actors since the Beijing Declaration

Panel

  • Zainah Anwar, Executive Director, Musawah
  • Karin Ericsson, Programme Specialist Gender Equality, Sida
  • Umyra Ahmad, Advancing Universal Rights and Justice Coordinator, AWID
  • Dr. Nontando Hadebe, International Coordinator, Side by Side

Moderator: Shahin Ashraf MBE, Head of Global Advocacy, Islamic Relief Worldwide

Report co-published by ACT Alliance, Act Church of Sweden, Side by Side, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith Communities, SVRI, Goldsmiths and PaRD.

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Oh July 8, 2021, JLI held a webinar where Dr. Elisabet le Roux, URDR Research Director, Stellenbosch University, presented her paper ‘Can Religious Women Choose? Holding the Tension between Complicity and Agency‘. Najah Almugahed, Gender Officer, Islamic Relief Worldwide responded followed by a Question and Answer session.

Click here to register and view the list of upcoming webinars.

Date/Time
Date(s) - 28/06/2021
8:30 am - 10:00 am

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Report Launch ahead of the Generation Equality Forum and the High Level Political Forum

Opening remarks, Khushwant Singh, Head of Secretariat, PaRD

Launching new report, Dr. Nora Khalaf-Elledge, Post-Doc Fellow, Joint Learning Initiative :  Looking Back to Look Forward: The Role of Religious Actors since the Beijing Declaration

Panel

  • Zainah Anwar, Executive Director, Musawah
  • Karin Ericsson, Programme Specialist Gender Equality, Sida
  • Umyra Ahmad, Advancing Universal Rights and Justice Coordinator, AWID
  • Dr. Nontando Hadebe, International Coordinator, Side by Side

Moderator: Shahin Ashraf MBE, Head of Global Advocacy, Islamic Relief Worldwide

Report co-published by ACT Alliance, Act Church of Sweden, Side by Side, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith Communities, SVRI, Goldsmiths and PaRD.

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GBV AoR Community of Practice with JLI/SVRI Faith & GBV Hub, the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at University of Birmingham and EQUISTY Gender Lab held a webinar on June 3, 2021, to explore and exchange information with GBV practitioners on how to better understand how religion, faith, and spirituality can shape GBV survivors’ resilience, recovery, wellbeing and vulnerability.

This webinar provided a platform for learning exchange and examined the involvement of faith concerns in GBV service provision and made suggestions for how the humanitarian sector might respond. Speakers discussed the impact of religion on GBV survivor’s experiences and discussed interventions that might inform future GBV policy and practice to support survivors in humanitarian and forced migration contexts.