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The PaRD Gender Equality and Empowerment work-stream invites to a Pre-Event to Generation Equality Forum and the High Level Political Forum on 28th June, launching a new report co-published by PaRD members.

The International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) has a new Head of Secretariat. With a wealth of experience and expertise in international cooperation and interreligious and multifaith dialogue, Khushwant Singh has been...

COVID-19 has truly illustrated the diversity and contextualized nature of faith responses, Kirsten Muth, CEO of the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, says. She is seeing the need for more robust mechanisms for faith engagement...

Women are not only beneficiaries of the achievement of SDG 5 on Gender Equality and Empowerment. They also need to actively contribute to its continuous implementation. This is one of the key insights of the PaRD CSW65 Side Event on Wednesday.

Grammy winning songwriter Ani Zonneveld sees people’s great desire for music during the pandemic, because it’s heart-opening and -healing. With her spiritual songs, the Muslim American singer already tried to heal the wounds after 9/11. The attacks...

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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 actors from civil society, especially religion, intergovernmental and governmental entities, and 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.


PaRD has 144 members

from 38 countries

from 8 religions

8 governments

7 intergovernmental entities

128 faith inspired organisations

Voices from PaRD and beyond

  • '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, Health Minister South Africa, at PaRD Annual Forum and General Assembly 2020.
  • 'Development will not happen until we go back to the roots of what is holding back women in development and attaining economic independence.'

    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, KAICIID, 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

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