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Global Trends on Religion and Development 

Food for thought: Insights on religion and sustainable development were provided by Dr Dietrich Werner, member of the PaRD Steering Board, at PaRD’s Leadership Meeting from 27 to 29 February 2024 in Lisbon, Portugal. He discussed the following topics:

  • The significance of religious life and convictions varies across regions and generations
  • Strengthening holistic approaches for alternative frameworks on peace and development
  • Mobilising the preventive, (post-conflict) mediating and peace building potential of religious actors
  • The UN Summit for the Future and the potential for more visibility of faith partners
  • Increasing need for cooperation with religious actors, but decreasing financial support
  • Diversified actors in the field of religion and development

His insights, now available for download as a PDF, delve into the crucial role of religion in global development.