PaRD in South Africa for Annual Forum and General Assembly in November 2021
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. pic.twitter.com/O4awP2WM7v
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. pic.twitter.com/WKBJD0J1YM
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: partner-religion-development.org/service/news-a…. who.int/campaigns/worl…
” 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
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: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/regist… #childrenonthemove pic.twitter.com/8IE4EzuFMK
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.
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
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
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
PaRD member with focus on Interreligious Dialogue