The International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) welcomes four new members, including the Indonesian government, represented by its Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA).
The International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) keeps growing. The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) of Indonesia, the ojcos-stiftung, the Society for Peace and Conflict Management (SPACM) and Unity Earth are the latest additions to this global alliance. The PaRD Steering Group and members are looking forward to a fruitful and successful collaboration with all new members.
Overview of new PaRD Members
Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA)
The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) is an Indonesian government agency responsible for religious affairs in Indonesia. It reports to the president and is headed by a minister. MoRA’s responsibilities include formulating, determining and implementing policies in the area of guidance to Islamic, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Confucianist communities as well as religious and faith-based education. The development objectives of the Ministry of Religious Affairs include improving the understanding and practice of religious teachings, and improving access to education for all sections of society at various levels of education.
The ojcos-stiftung (engl. ojcos-foundation) derives its name from the Greek word oikos. It means house or building and is the language root for economy, ecology and ecumenism. In the Bible it means “House of God in the Spirit” and refers to the living and lived community in Christ. The foundation sees such community as merciful, sustainable and innovative. It aims at passing this on through its work.
Society for Peace and Conflict Management (SPACM)
Society for Peace and Conflict Management (SPACM) is a non-political, non-religious, non-governmental and non-profit national society established in 2015 and based in the University of Haripur with working bodies in leading Universities of Pakistan. It is a society with the mission to eliminate all forms of racial, ethnic, linguistic, political and religious bigotry through peace, love, respect, tolerance and through culture.
PaRD invites governmental and multilateral entities as well as religious and other civil society and non-governmental organisations and academic/research institutions to join as members. We are looking for members that want to actively shape our global partnership. Membership is free of cost. If you would like to apply for membership, please contact the PaRD Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org).