The network aims to enhance international exchange about the role of religions in defining, implementing, and safeguarding ‘sustainable development’, as codified in the UN ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs).  Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK – which involves academics and faith-based development actors specifically meeting Ethiopia, India, and the UK, and is co-ordinated by an international steering group.

Network convenors 
  • Professor Emma Tomalin, Centre for Religion and Public Life, University of Leeds   [email protected]
  • Dr Jörg Haustein, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, [email protected]
  • Shabanna Kidy, Islamic Relief Academy (non-academic project partner)

 Network meetings

The network convenes twice a year. Previously convening a meeting in 2017 in Birmingham UK. More about the networks activities can be found here


  1. Voices from the Global South.
  2. Integration of faith-based actors.
  3. Improved methodologies, interdisciplinary dialogue, and better data.


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