Inter-religious Convention 2023

04.12.2024 - 06.12.2024
The convention organised by Faith to Action Network brings together faith-based organisations, academia, civil society, & others to uphold human dignity.

Event Facts

  • When: 4-6 December 2023
  • Organiser: Faith to Action Network
  • Format: Convention
  • Location: Joannesburg (South Africa)
  • Website: Learn more!


The Inter-religious Convention 2023, Faith change-makers: Affirming human dignity, justice, and freedom for all, is demonstrating interfaith action on

  • advancing women’s rights and gender justice
  • faith partnering for justice and peace, and
  • co-creating freedom of belief and inclusive communities


Furthermore, the event showcases contributions of the international interfaith community and their allies to achieving

  • SDG 3: Good health and well-being
  • SDG 5: Gender equality
  • SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
  • SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals


The Convention, further, contributes to the Inner Development Goals (IDGs), strengthening participants’ transformational skills for sustainable development.

Given the persistence of hatred, conflict and suffering, there’s urgency to uncover and amplify life-giving texts, traditions and practices that uphold human dignity and that speak in support of peace, justice and healing, and a world in which every human being is of equal value. Our sacred texts and practices underscore the importance of working together for the common good beyond our own religious community. We need to strengthen processes of translating life-giving theologies and practice into practical actions that improve human dignity. We need to equip ourselves with knowledge and skills to speak out against hatred, injustice, violence and abuse of power. Shared learning and know-how will emerge directly from examples of lived experiences and practice.