The PaRD Annual Forum and General Assembly of Members (GAM) 2021 will be held near Cape Town, South Africa, at Stellenbosch from 8 to 11 November in a hybrid format. PaRD members can register online until 20 October.

Over 300 religious actors, politicians, scholars, and experts – including many PaRD members – gathered in Bologna to discuss their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and how to address global challenges.

PaRD meeting in Berlin: The role of religious actors in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda can’t be ignored by politicians.

PaRD members co-organise virtual series on faith-sensitive mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) to ensure children's well-being during the pandemic and beyond.


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14. October

Germany’s Commissioner for #FoRB @GruebelMdb @BMZ_Bund #PaRD members and HoS joined the preparation meeting of the 11th @Oikoumene Assembly in #Berlin and the #Transatlantic Policy Network on #Religion & #Diplomacy (#TPNRD) to discuss the role of religion in #ForeignPolicy.

13. October

H.E. Ethiopian #Ambassador Solomon Bezuneh after talks with Hanno Spitzer #BMZ & Khushwant Singh Head PaRD Sec. The Ambassador: We're looking forward to join PaRD. It's important that we tap into the positive potential of religion & jointly work for the well-being of the people.

12. October

Reminder to our #PaRD members: Kindly register for our #hybrid Annual Forum and General Assembly of Members (GAM) in #SouthAfrica from 8 to 11 November - either virtually or in person!…

11. October

The World Mental Health Day raises awareness of mental health issues and tries to mobilize efforts in support of #mentalhealth. Register for the 3. Session on #MHPSS 3.11.2021, 15:00 – 16:30 CEST, organised by #PaRD here:….…

10. October

” Psychosocial support for #Children needs all actors, governmental and civil society support system and a close collaboration with the local community” Mr. Khushwant Singh, Head of @PaRDSecretariat @WorldVision @KAICIID @SRSGVAC

06. October
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Happening now: The second session of "#Resilience and #Children on the Move" with #PaRD members @ArigatouGeneva @KAICIID @WorldVision #Childrenonthemove #Faith Watch online here:…

06. October

Next session on Wednesday, 6 October: #Resilience and #Children on the Move. Faith-sensitive #mentalhealth and #psychosocial support to ensure children’s well-being during the #pandemic an beyond. With #PaRD memers @ArigatouGeneva @KAICIID @WorldVision

01. October

Registration is open! This series aims at sharing experiences and best practices to support, protect and nurture the physical, socio-emotional and spiritual well-being of children on the move. Register here:… #childrenonthemove

28. September
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Happening tomorrow: Register for an important webinar tackling #vaccineequity and #hesitancy from an African perspective 👇👇…

29. September
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The International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) is a unique and dynamic global multi-stakeholder partnership. PaRD brings together religious and other civil society organisations, intergovernmental and governmental entities and academia. It focuses on the positive potentials and contributions of religious actors to the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. PaRD enables collaboration on a long-term basis at equal levels.

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Work stream: Health

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Work stream: WECARE Water, Environment and Climate Action

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Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reserve land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Work stream: Gender Equality and Empowerment

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Work stream: Sustaining Peace

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

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PaRD provides a unique opportunity for members of several governments to regularly discuss the importance of faith in development and find ways to take action for common cause when it comes to the challenges of our day. Due to its international nature, it is a topic that affects every country and its programming. I am grateful to PaRD for making these essential connections a consistent part of our work.
Adam Nicholas Phillips
Director of USAID Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Local, Faith and Transformative Partnerships Hub.
Governments alone don’t have the capacity to cope with those pandemics. On behalf of the people of South Africa, I would like to thank the religious community for the overwhelming support at every level as we navigated our way through the devastating storm of COVID-19.
Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Former Health Minister South Africa
at PaRD Annual Forum and General Assembly 2020
The development that all SDGs are trying to attain will never happen until the religious language within Muslim societies changes when it comes to girls rights – the girl’s rights to go to school, to get an education, to decide if she wants to marry and when she wants to marry.
Ani Zonneveld
Muslims for Progressive Values
PaRD member with focus on Gender Equality and Empowerment
PaRD provides a unique space: It allows faith-based organisations, governments and intergovernmental organisations to directly connect with each other. PaRD enables to learn about the positive potential of religion, and explore creative ways to tackle our common global challenges.
Prof. Mohammed Abu Nimer
PaRD Steering Group Member
Compassion, healing and unity is at the heart of spirituality – and to transcend man-made boundaries. To strengthen this positive force on a global level through collaboration between state actors and civil society, helps to commonly contribute to sustainable solutions for our wellbeing – and that of the Earth.
Khushwant Singh
PaRD Head of Secretariat
What PaRD has that is its strength right now, is the ability to bring together donor governments from the North with Faith-Based organizations (FBOs). PaRD needs to enable something catalytic, multireligious and multinational that’s transformative for people and lives!
Azza Karam
Secretary General of Religions for Peace
PaRD member with focus on Interreligious Dialogue