Date(s) - 02/05/2018
10:00 am

Wilson Center


On May 2, the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative will be hosting a two-panel event in collaboration with World Vision U.S., focusing on the role of faith-based organizations in controlling the HIV epidemic through reaching men and boys with HIV testing, and improving maternal and child health through Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy.
Following a keynote address from Ambassador Deborah Birx, this first panel discussion will be focused on reaching men and boys who are missing in HIV prevention, care, and treatment today, especially those who are healthy. Who are these men and boys not being reached? What role can the faith community play in reaching this population? Panelists will share learnings on innovations, best practices, and models to engage men and boys for HIV testing and linkage to care. The panel will conclude with an interactive workshop involving voluntary audience participation.
Lunch will be served to participants from 11:00am to 11:45am.
The second panel, following the lunch, will be focused on the intertwining of faith and healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm


  • Introduction, Jared Hoffman

    Vice President, Resource Development, International Programs Group, World Vision U.S.
  • Keynote- Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, MD

    Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS (PEPFAR) and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy
  • Moderator, Susan Hillis

    Senior Advisor, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, Senior Advisor, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


  • Jannette Y. Berkley-Patton

    Associate Professor; Director, Community Health Research Group, Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Dr. Gloria Ekpo

    Senior Technical Advisor, HIV/AIDS Technical Specialist, Health and Hope, International Programs Group, World Vision U.S.
  • Julie Pulerwitz

    Director, HIV and AIDS Program, Population Council

Date(s) - 02/05/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Church Center for the United Nations


This event will cover what diverse faith traditions teach on nationalism and national identity, as it relates to refugee protection, migration policy, and immigrant integration. Many religions have clear moral teaching on the treatment of refugees and migrants. Yet they have not spoken as clearly on rising nationalist movements that impede the just treatment of refugees and migrants. This panel – comprised of diverse faith leaders and scholars – will discuss how religious teaching on these issues can promote more cooperative and generous responses to refugees and migrants, inform the global compacts on refugees and migration, and ensure that the compacts live up to their promise and potential.

Speakers include:

  • Hon. Judge Mohamad Abou Zeid, Senior Judge in the Family Court of Saida/Lebanon
  • Silas Allard, Associate Director of the Center for Law and Religion and Harold J. Berman Senior Fellow in Law and Religion, Emory University School of Law
  • Rabbi Felicia L. Sol, B’nai Jeshurun

This event is free.

Date(s) - 26/04/2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


A panel discussion with the South Sudan Council of Churches and UN member states, civil society, faith-based organizations and UN agencies


Moderator: Ms. Nyamal Tutdeal, Founder and Executive Director of NyaEden Foundation

  • A brief history of the conflict in South Sudan
  • Video of South Sudanese Council of Churches Peace-building
  • Current impediments to peace – Bishop Arkanjelo Wani Lemi, Bishop of the Africa Inland Church.
  • The role of the South Sudanese Council of Churches in the peace process – Fr. James Oyet Latansio, General Secretary of the South Sudan Council of Churches.
  • Recommendations to UN member nations: how to support the peace process, what to avoid – Bishop Isaiah Majok Dau, Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Church of Sudan and South Sudan and board member of the SSCC.

RSVP to: [email protected]

Overcoming the Impasse in South Sudan event flyer

The Global Cause Partnerships (GCP) Team is a dynamic and growing team responsible for building partnerships with organizations committed to fundraising and advocating in support of the world’s most vulnerable children. Partners include service and faith-based organizations, diaspora communities, professional and trade associations and other 501(c)(3) organizations.


Reporting to the Senior Director, Global Cause Partnerships, the Manager will identify, manage and grow fundraising partnerships between UNICEF USA and civil society partners, with a focus on faith-based organizations. UNICEF USA recognizes the shared commitment with these groups to ensuring the survival and well-being of the world’s children, and the Manager will develop strategies to build trusting and long-lasting relationships with these constituencies. The Manager will be responsible for developing new and stewarding existing partnerships within this portfolio to meet fundraising and engagement goals in support of UNICEF’s global work.


This is a three-year grant-funded position.

For full position description see here

Good Practices with Local Faith Communities Submission

DEADLINE EXTENDED, 30th April 2018

The JLI Refugee Hub is working alongside UNHCR to undertake an analysis of Good Practice Examples of Local Faith Community Responses to Refugees as part of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and Global Compact on Refugees processes.

The first stage of the research will identify and examine one or more examples of good practice in each of 7 case study countries:

Honduras, Mexico, Central African Republic, Uganda, Lebanon, Germany, and Bangladesh.

The good practice case studies will be communicated to UNHCR. We will also be working with local researchers to conduct up to 30 interviews with refugees, hosts, and faith leaders in each country to provide evidence from primary research on the good practice case studies. In order to identify good practice case studies, we invite you to submit for consideration good practice examples and recommended interviewees from the 7 countries.

The form will ask you to provide some brief information on the case as well as interview recommendations in the country. The initial findings will be presented at the UNHCR NGO consultations at the end of June.

Please complete the form by COB Eastern Standard Time on the 30th April 2018.

We hope to invite key religious leaders from the case study countries to the events in late June/early July. Please add suggestions to the interview recommendations on the form, identifying them as a religious leader.

We would be grateful if you could circulate this invitation to your colleagues and networks in or with knowledge of the 7 countries.

Again, the link to the form

We will be in touch again in due course to provide further information about the next stage in this 18-month action-research project. This will include capacity building and training elements.

With many thanks and all best wishes,

Dr. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh                             Atallah Fitzgibbon
University College London                               Islamic Relief Worldwide

JLI Refugee Hub Co-chairs

Date(s) - 02/05/2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Church Center for the United Nations


Every child has a right to grow up with their family, regardless of nationality or migration status.

However, too often children on the move are seen in isolation from their family, and the negative impact on children’s rights, by laws, policies and practices meant for adults, tends to be ignored.

Co-sponsors: UNICEF, NGOCU and Caritas Internationalis

Location: Church Centre’s 2nd Floor conference room. Lunch will be provided.


Caritas Internationalis, UNICEF, and the NGO Committee on UNICEF invite you to a luncheon side event to discuss solutions for refugee and migrant children and their families, with a focus on keeping families together, ensuring safe access to services and promoting inclusion. It will provide an opportunity for religious leaders, migrant and refugee youth, faith-based organizations, and Member States to share their experiences – both lived and from their work on the ground, to identify what works, and suggest ways to close the gaps.


2 May Side Event Flyer


Date(s) - 03/05/2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Church Center for the United Nations


Policy Discussion of Implementing Faith-Based Organizations on the Refugee and Migration Compacts

Moderator: Don Kerwin, Center for Migration Studies


  • Jill Marie Gerschutz, Catholic Relief Services
  • Andrew Fuys, Church World Service
  • Jihad Saleh, Islamic Relief
  • Giulia McPherson, Jesuit Refugee Services/USA

Respondent: Emilie Johann, Secours Catholique

Please join for a panel discussion, featuring the perspectives of implementing faith-based  organizations on the refugee and migration compacts. The panel of experts will discuss our learnings from serving refugees and migrants around the world, emphasizing the need to keep refuges and migrants themselves at the center of the Compacts. We will highlight the role of morals and values drawn from our faith backgrounds in our work, and those we seek to assist, and present policy recommendations both for the US Government, and international community.

Breakfast will be provided.
Virtual reality viewing will be available before and after the event

Date(s) - 19/04/2018
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Church Center for the United Nations


Organized by:

United Methodist Women, Southern Diaspora Research and Development Center, Lutheran World Federation and InspirAction

Hear from Indigenous Women leaders – the realities of their nations, how indigenous women are being particularly impacted, and Indigenous Women’s priorities and demands.

Indigenous Peoples protect 50% of the world’s land, but Indigenous Peoples territories, lands, sacred sites and resources continue to be stolen, seized, militarized, and/or threatened without Free, Prior and Informed Consent. Indigenous Peoples bodies, water, air, and land disproportionately bear the brunt of environmental pollution and climate change, and Indigenous women are particularly impacted.

Moderator: Esmeralda Brown, President, Southern Diaspora Research and Development Center


  • Daryl Junes Joe, Diné, Navajo Nation
  • Prairie Rose Seminole, citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes of ND, descendant of the Sahnish/Arikara, Hidatsa, Northern Cheyenne and Lakota Nations
  • Naomi Lanoi, Maasai

Story Telling: Raggatha Rain Calentine, Cherokee

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Micah has close to 800 members from 93 countries equating to an enormous reservoir of expertise.
In order to be a blessing to one another, Micah invites members to submit a wide range of material
capturing theological reflection, principles and processes of application and good practice, case studies, research and outcomes. We encourage integration of theology and practice. Selected papers will be collated to form a consultation publication and nine spaces will be given to authors to present their paper in the Micah M-phatic sessions (this is like a TED talk). Topics raised will be reviewed and discussed, and may inform the next three years of thematic focus of Micah.

Please ensure relevance to the overarching Consultation theme: Integral Mission and Resilient Community- Addressing poverty, injustice and conflict


Types of Submissions:
1) Papers:

Words: No minimum up to Max 5,000
Full referencing and bibliography are expected, to normal academic standards.
Format: WORD (doc or docx) See Micah Style Guide if needed.
Front Submission Page must contain:

  • Title
  • Full name of author(s)
  • Email, Skype, Mobile:
  • Nationality
  • Context
  • Short biography (not more than 5 lines)
    – Organisation Name (if relevant)
    – Position in Organisation
  • Title of Paper
    – Rationale for Submission (brief paragraph)
    – Date Written
    – Has it been published elsewhere
    – Confirmation that Micah may publish online and elsewhere.
    Submission Deadline: 30th May 2018

2) Stories, Case Studies, Research Outcomes

We welcome summaries of research, histories, and case studies: maximum 2,000 words of text. Images and video may also be submitted. For videos – please send summary of length and rationale to [email protected]

3) Posters and Art Work

Display boards of A0 size will be set up at the Consultation for those wishing to put up ‘posters’
either of one sheet or a number of smaller sheets. Individuals or organisations wishing to display,
please submit your themes and a sample of the material to [email protected] by 31 July 2018
Note: They hope to take art work and turn it into a 2019 calendar.

4) Music

For song writers please send the mp3 version of your song for submission, or a link to the video
online. To submit please contact Linda Martindale: [email protected]

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