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 info@pard.international. Please include title, date of publication, teaser, author/editor, and attach the subsequent document.

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Faith Action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Progress and Outlook

This report focuses on the progress Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) have made toward the six environmental SDGs 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, and 15. Activities intersecting with SDG 4 are also assessed. © 2020 UNEP

Humboldt University Survey: Religious Leaders’ Perspectives on Corona

Policy Brief of the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development of the Humboldt University Berlin on the topic of Religious Leaders’ Perspectives on Covid-19. © 2020 Humboldt University Berlin

The impact of Ethnic and Religious Diversity on Nigeria’s Development Priorities

Policy Brief on the impact that ethic and religious diversity has on Nigeria’s Development Priorities. © 2020 Berkley Center for Religion & Peace and World Affairs

Inclusive Development: Beyond Need, Not Creed

This paper explores the extent to which development, in its frames of reference, policy and practice, is sensitive and responsive to religious inequalities. The research enquiry is guided by the question “to what extent does international development thinking, and policy-making engage with freedom of religion or belief?” © 2020 Institute of Development Studies

The Common Ground Approach to Religion Engagement

This overview provides a deeper understanding of why Search for Common Ground, a non-faith based international organisation, is working with religious actors and their communities in order to prevent and solve violent conflicts. © 2020 Search for Common Ground

Promoting Freedom Of Religion Or Belief And Gender Equality In The Context Of The …

In 2019, the Foreign Ministries of Denmark and Norway launched the Expert Consultation Process on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals. This report present results and key findings of the discussions. © 2020 The Danish Institute for Human Rights

Freedom of Religion or Belief for Everyone

A booklet introducing freedom of religion or belief as a human right. © 2020 Stefanus Alliance International

Towards Muslim-Christian Understanding and Cooperation

This training manual aims to prepare community leaders for successful interreligious collaboration on practical initiatives to promote peace and nurture positive relations, particularly in Muslim and Christian contexts. © 2020 Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

History Matters: Churches in sub-Saharan Africa

Policy Brief by the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development of the Humboldt University of Berlin on the topic “History Matters: Churches in Sub-Saharan Africa”. © 2020 Humboldt University Berlin

African Initiated Christianity and the Decolonisation of Development

E-book of the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development of the Humboldt University Berlin on the topic of African initiated Christianity and the Declolonisation of Development. © 2020 Humboldt University Berlin

Faith and Development in Focus: The Philippines

This report provides an overview of the Philippines’s religious landscape in relation to major development issues. © 2019 WFDD & PaRD 

Faith and Development in Focus: Tanzania

This report provides an overview of Tanzania’s religious landscape in relation to major development issues. © 2019 WFDD & PaRD 

Faith and Development in Focus: Myanmar

This reports sets out Myanmar’s development challenges and the strategic and operational approaches of the government and its partners (international and national, public and private). It provides in this way up-to-date information that might encourage interaction and collaboration among local faith-inspired organizations, international NGOs, and other development bodies. © 2019 WFDD & PaRD

Water and Faith

This policy brief summarizes the 2019 World Water Week, that was held by the Swedish Water House’s Cluster Group on Water and Faith in partnership with the Church of Sweden and the World Council of Churches. © 2019 Swedish Water House

Declaration of the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace

Declaration of the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace taking place in Lindau, Germany in August 2019. © 2019 Religions for Peace

2019 PaRD General Assembly of Members Summary Report

PaRD General Assembly of Members Summary Report taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark in May 2019. © 2019 PaRD