Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/06/2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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View the webinar on Faith-sensitive Humanitarian Response: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support.

Agenda

  • Introduction: Dr Olivia Wilkinson (Director of Research, JLI) and Corrie van der Ven (Program Officer, Kirk en Actie)
  • Faith-Sensitive Humanitarian Response: Atallah FitzGibbon (Faith Partnerships Advisor, Islamic Relief Worldwide
  • Focus on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support: Alastair Ager (Director, Institute of Global Health and Development, Queen Margaret University)
  • Faith-Sensitive Humanitarian Response Focus on Localization and Local Faith Actors in the Philippines: Sylwyn Alba (Advocacy and Networking Officer, National Council of Churches in the Philippines Relief and Rehabilitation Program
  • Introduction to the course: Stephanie Simonsen (DCA Learning Lab/Fabo)
  • Q&A

The webinar introduced a new e-course on faith-sensitive humanitarian response which is a joint collaboration developed by the ACT Alliance, the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLI), Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), and the DCA Learning Lab.

 

 

Micah Global has opened the application process for the International Coordinator role. The Micah International Coordinator leads and coordinates a small secretariat and large network of members committed to Integral Mission. Established in 1999, Micah Global now has over 800 members in 95+ countries.

Applications and any questions should be submitted to Christine MacMillan, [email protected] by June 1, 2020.

Your application, in MSWord or PDFform, should consist of:

  1. A CV of no longer than 3 A4 pages describing your education and work experience. Please include languages capability,contact and brief personal details.
  2. A response of no longer than 3 A4 pages explaining why you believe your experience and character make you fit for this role

Please click here for the job description and further application details.

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/05/2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Arigatou International is hosting a global webinar next week: “The Impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Rights and Well-being – The Role of Religious Communities”

The United Nations secretary-general has reported a global surge in domestic-based violence linked to COVID-19, and calls to helplines in some countries have reportedly doubled. Additionally, spending more time on virtual platforms can leave children vulnerable to online sexual exploitation and grooming, as predators look to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic.

When violence occurs, religious leaders and communities have an important role to play to raise awareness about the impact of violence and protection mechanisms, provide counseling to families, and support women and children victims of violence.

Join to reflect on the role of religious leaders and communities as key influencers of millions of people, and explore concrete examples of faith communities supporting children’s safety and well-being during the pandemic.

Register here

 

Speakers: 

  • Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children

  • Prof. Benyam Dawit Mezmur, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Member of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and Deputy Dean University of the Western Cape, South Africa

  • Dr. Vinu Aram, Child Health Practitioner and President of Shanti Ashram, Member of Advisory Group of Arigatou International, Co-Moderator of Religions for Peace and Board member of KAICIID

  • Rabbi Diana S. Gerson, Associate Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis (NYBR)

  • Rev. Fred Nyabera, Director End Child Poverty, Arigatou International

  • Moderator: Ms. Rebeca Rios-Kohn, Director, Arigatou International – New York

Date/Time
Date(s) - 29/04/2020
10:00 am - 11:15 am

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Objectives of the webinar
In this webinar convened by PaRD, development practitioners and religious and faith actors working on initiatives responding to the COVID-19 pandemic will:
• Showcase best practices, innovative approaches and elaborate their views on the importance of religious actors in responding to the ongoing pandemic.
• Share experiences and challenges from the field.
• Discuss way forward and possibilities for collaboration to leverage on the existing resources and networks

Speakers:

  • Dr. Olivia Wilkinson – Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities
  • Prof. Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer – KAICIID Dialogue Center
  • Prof. Dr. Azza Karam – Relgions for Peace (tbc)
  • Dr. Katherine Marshall – WFDD, Berkley Centre, Georgetown University
  • Ms. Mercy Niwe – The World Bank Group
  • Ms. Saskia Schellekens – United Nations Population Fund (tbc)
  • Mr. Jørgen Thomsen – Dan Church Aid/ ACT Alliance

Interested stakeholders should register online by April 28th, 2020, COB CEST. This webinar is open to all.

Date/Time
Date(s) - 13/10/2020 - 16/10/2020
All Day

Location
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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The formal 2020 G20 Interfaith Forum in Riyadh will take place from 13-16 October 2020. On the way to Riyadh, there will be regional forums in Argentina, Belgium, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, the Middle East, and Washington, D.C. These gatherings will produce statements and recommendations for the formal 2020 G20 Interfaith Forum. In addition, there are will be two pre-conferences in Riyadh to bring together the KAICIID Youth Programme and KAICIID Fellows right before the 2020 G20 Interfaith Forum in Riyadh that will contribute substantive input for the Forum.

Click here for further information on the 2020 G20 Interfaith Forum.

Read about the G20 Interfaith Forum here.

Date/Time
Date(s) - 30/04/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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12 PM ET/ 5 PM UK/ 7 PM EAT/ 9 AM PT

How are different communities adapting traditional practices that mark the holy month of Ramadan during the shutdown prompted by the COVID-19 crisis? The COVID-19 pandemic challenges both global health and religious practice gatherings in profound ways, and this has special significance for the observance of Ramadan, which began on April 23 and continues for a month. The stance of religious leaders and institutions affects how people respond to public health guidance and to the social and economic turmoil that accompany the pandemic. Among the questions are how public religious gatherings that traditionally take place during Ramadan are affected. How are the potential loss of public spaces and communal gatherings affecting religious practice? How will faith leaders and communities explain and adapt religious practices for Ramadan in the context of the COVID-19 crisis? How are the most vulnerable being supported?

In this conversation, participants from Muslim communities around the world will explore the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on religious practices and gatherings during Ramadan and the role of faith leadership and communities in adapting these practices.

Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance of the event start time to receive the Zoom Webinar link. Register here. 

Date/Time
Date(s) - 27/04/2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Arigatou International is hosting a global webinar on the direct and indirect impact of the COVID-19 national measures on children’s rights and wellbeing, as we reflect on the role of religious leaders and communities as key influencers of millions of people. The webinar will explore concrete examples of faith communities supporting children’s safety and well-being during the pandemic. The panel will take place via Zoom. Join using this link: https://zoom.us/j/3417900439

The United Nations secretary-general has reported a global surge in domestic-based violence linked to COVID-19. Several factors contribute to heighten the risk of violence at home such as higher levels of stress, school and business closures, loss of income and economic vulnerability, family confinement, isolation and loss of access to support systems.

When violence occurs, religious leaders and communities have an important role to play to raise awareness about the impact of violence and protection mechanisms, provide counseling to families, and support the victims of violence.

Join us as we discuss the direct and indirect impact of the COVID-19 national measures on children’s rights and well-being, and reflect on the role of religious leaders and communities as key influencers of millions of people. Explore with us concrete examples of faith communities supporting children’s safety and well-being during the pandemic.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Najat Malla, Special Representative of the Secretary-General Violence against Children

  • Professor Benyam Dawit Mezmur, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Member of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and Deputy Dean University of the Western Cape, South Africa

  • Dr. Vinu Aram, Child Health Practitioner and President of Shanti Ashram, Member of Advisory Group of Arigatou International, Co-Moderator of Religions for Peace and Board member of KAICIID

  • Rabbi Diana S. Gerson, Associate Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis (NYBR)

  • Rev. Fred Nyabera, Director End Child Poverty, Arigatou International

 

CCIH is hiring a Project Coordinator to work on CCIH grants focused on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) and family planning (FP) in 6 different countries on USAID-funded grants. This is a full-time position and is a NEW position. The primary responsibilities of the Project Coordinator are tracking and monitoring the project activities of the subgrantees towards the goals of the overall grant. See the full position description and how to apply.
 
This person will be working almost 100% remote and needs to be comfortable and able at home by him/herself.  As all travel is not happening right now and not sure when any work travel will start that part of the job is not happening. Ideally, this person will be in the DC metro area as the team does get together in person at least quarterly.
Submit a cover letter (with salary expectation), resume, and 2-page writing sample to [email protected]
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, has issued a special message. In his love for our planet and human equality, his message focuses on the prevention and control of the coronavirus pandemic through “a genuine sense of universal responsibility.”
He writes in part, “We must ensure that the sick and the valiant health-care providers throughout the world have access to the fundamental necessities of clean water and proper sanitation to prevent the uncontrolled spread of disease.” He calls for “sustainable access to properly equipped and staffed health-care facilities” to fight the current pandemic and “one of the strongest defenses against future public health crises.”
  • Please find the Dalai Lama’s message in its entirety here.

Selection of statements from religious leaders around the world on Earth Day:

  • The Pope’s call to action needed to ” protect our garden home “
  • Presiding Bishop Curry’s message for Earth Day
  • Reverend Harper from Green Faith’s message
  • An interfaith message to the UN issued for Earth Day is calling for ambitious and urgent action to address the climate emergency. Find full message here.
  • As a part of Arigatou International’s Interfaith prayer, Rabbi Diana, Associate Executive Vice President, The NY Board of Rabbis offered an Earth Day prayer.  Find the full interfaith prayer with children and religious leaders here.
We are pleased to share it with you and hope that you will share it with all who would be encouraged by these messages for global health.
As we reflect upon the state of our planet and shared responsibility to care for it. Last year, JLI jointly collaborated on faith and climate through a webinar series. The webinar series focused on practice, policy, and academia. Check it out today!

Date/Time
Date(s) - 22/04/2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Purpose: To increase awareness of and strengthen coordinated efforts through the global Faith-in-Action campaign, launched by Religions for Peace top Religious Leaders and UNICEF Executive Director 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.

Invitees:

  • RfP senior Religious Leaders, Members of regional and national IRCs and some district religious leaders, Women of Faith, Interfaith Youth Network
  • Representatives from Ministries of Religion and related ministries
  • International FBOs from the FPCC Advisory Group with regional/national capacity
  • UNICEF technical leads from HQ, regional, country office and field office level
  • WHO Regional representative
  • Others at discretion of RfP Regional Secretary Generals according to community engagement protocol

This webinar is by invitation only.

To learn more about the initiative: https://rfp.org/launch-of-global-multi-religious-faith-in-action-covid-19-initiative-2/