Becoming More Together: PaRD Head of Secretariat Khushwant Singh welcomes participants of the General Assembly of Members in South Africa
PaRD in South Africa for Annual Forum and General Assembly in November 2021
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PaRD Dialogues | A volunteer from the NGO Food For Life in #SouthAfrica - overseeing the distribution of over 300 food packets in Soweto, spoke with #PaRD Secretariat Head, Khushwant Singh. Volunteers like this work towards #SDG1 No Poverty | #SDG2 Zero Hunger | #SDG3 Good Health pic.twitter.com/islUcyfqS3
PaRD Dialogues | Gloria Mokwatles talks with #PaRD Secretariate Head, Khushwant Singh about the history of #Soweto at the Hector Pieterson Museum in South Africa. She is a priest and spiritual caregiver working towards #SDG3 Health #PaRDDialogues pic.twitter.com/U1HMv9Es1A
PaRD Dialogues | Rakadi Khobo is a priest at a girls school in Johannesburg #SouthAfrica - she counsels pupils and offers her support. HoS PaRD [🔗bit.ly/3kI73gRmet] her in Soweto, where she is helping to achieve #SDG3 Health | #SDG4 Education | #SDG5 Gender #PaRDDialogues pic.twitter.com/gcKqEU0xPY
PaRD Dialogues | Behind the scenes look at the power of each individual working towards #Agenda2030 | Starting with social activist 👇🏽 Shirley Moulder speaking with of Head of #PaRD Secretariate Khushwant Singh in #Johannesburg #SDG1 No Poverty | #SDG10 Reduced Inequalities pic.twitter.com/G1eX753Z6I
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The International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) convenes governments, multilateral entities, civil society, especially religious and faith-based actors, and academia in a safe space providing continuity for dialogue, learning, and collaboration to better inform policy and practices in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda.
PaRD’s Current Priority Areas
The International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) is a dynamic multi-stakeholder global partnership that actively includes religious and faith-based actors, organisations, initiatives, and communities working towards achieving the 2030 Agenda. PaRD fosters networking, policy informing, the exchange of knowledge, good practices and lessons learned, and strengthening capacity and evidence base on a long-term basis at equal levels. Through work-streams, PaRD currently focuses on Health (SDG 3), Gender Equality (SDG 5), Environment, Water and Climate Action (SDG 6, 13, 14, 15), and Sustaining Peace (SDG 16). In mitigating the adverse effects of newly arising global crisis, PaRD is receptive to new areas of engagement. It has initiated work groups on food security and vaccines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Secretary General of Religions for Peace
PaRD member with focus on Interreligious Dialogue