Knowledge Center

The PaRD Knowledge Centre is a collection of relevant resources on religion and sustainable development. It includes reports, policy papers, booklets, journals, e-books and compendia.

PaRD invites everyone to submit resources by writing an email with the subject “Publication for PaRD Knowledge Centre” to Please include title, date of publication, teaser, author/editor, and attach the subsequent document.

Beyond an Instrumental Approach to Religion and Development

This dissertation serves as a contribution to the larger ongoing debate on the role of religion in development in an effort to move beyond an instrumental approach. The aim is to study the role of religious agents in development through the prism of contractual partnerships between church organisations and the Tanzanian state in healthcare delivery. © 2017 Josephine Sundqvist

African Initiated Churches and sustainable development in South Africa – potentials and …

Discussion Paper Series of the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Werte und Religion

Einblicke von Fotografen – A photographers workshop

Inter-religious Engagement for Zero Hunger (Summary Report June 12-13 2016)

World Food Programme (WFP) (2016)

Partner für den Wandel – Religionen und nachhaltige Entwicklung (German Version)

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) (2016)

Environment, religion and culture in the context of the 2030 agenda

United Nations Environment Programme UNEP (2016)

BMZ: Religionen als Partner in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

Die Religionsstrategie des Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung.

Djihad – Der gewaltlose Heilige Krieg der Sikh-Religion – Dharam Juddh yud

by Khushwant Singh, Spektrum Iran 2016

Politische Ökologie Spirituelle Weisheit und Umweltschutz

Article by Khushwant Singh, 2016

Religion, Women’s Health and Rights: Points of Contention and Paths of Opportunities

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and NORAD (2016)

Religious communities as partners for development cooperation

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) (2016)

Religious Engagement in Humanitarian Crises – Good Practice Collection

International Partnership on Religion and Development (PaRD) (2016)

Realizing the Faith Dividend: Religion, Gender, Peace and Security in Agenda 2030

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Digni (2016)

Partners for Change – Religions and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) (2016)

Summary of the Special Session ‘Religious Engagement’ at the WHS

World Humanitarian Summit (2016)

The Devil is in the Details

Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) (2016)

For Better for Worse – The Role of Religion in Development Cooperation

Swedish Mission Council (2016)

Voices of Faith – Statements from Religious Leaders and Actors

World Food Programme (WFP) (2016)

Inter-religious Engagement for Zero Hunger

World Food Programme (WFP) (2016)

Religion and Development: Dialogue on Gender Rights and Sensitive Issues

Norad (2016)