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.

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To the G20 Leaders: A Moral Call to Action. Policy Recommendations for the G20 Osaka …

Faith actors, reflecting their deep moral convictions, vast global networks, daily lived experience with communities across the world, and their witness for the most vulnerable and those left behind, call the leaders of the G20 to urgent action. © 2019 G20 Interfaith Forum

Kairos for Creation – Confessing Hope for the Earth

The “Wuppertal Call” – Contributions and Recommendations from an International Conference on Eco-Theology and Ethics of Sustainability. © 2019 Department for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation of the United Evangelical Mission

Faith for Earth Dialogue Synthesis Report

This paper thematically synthetizes the presentations and dialogue, at the first Faith for Earth Dialogue during the UN Environment Assembly 2019, highlighting examples of best practices in terms of innovation from faith-based organizations for sustainable consumption and production, priorities and potential areas for collaboration and cooperation. © 2019 UN Environmental Assembly

Diesseits von Eden

Diese Publikation zeigt auf wie die Zusammenarbeit mit religiösen Akteuren erfolgreich gelingt. © 2019 GIZ

On this Side of Eden

This publication shows how cooperation with religious and traditional actors can work successfully. © 2019 GIZ

For Better for Worse

This book explores the question of whether development co-operation can be effective without a real understanding of religion and religious actors. © 2019 Swedish Mission Council

The Challenge of Environment and Climate Justice: Imperatives of an Eco-Theological …

Discussion Paper Series of the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development of the Humboldt University Berlin on the challenge of environment and climate justice. © 2019 Humboldt University Berlin

‘If You Need Us, Allow Us!’ The Role of Faith-Based Organisations in Enhancing Civic …

This report explores the role of faith-based organisations in improving civic space, with examples from Kenya, Ethiopia and Indonesia. © 2018 Civic Engagement Alliance

iDove: 2nd Intercontinental Youth Forum 2018 Report

Second iDove Intercontinental Youth Forum Report taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in October 2018 © 2018 AUC CIDO & BMZ

Enhanced Climate Action in Response to 1.5°C of Global Warming – Scaling Up Nationally …

This publication provides the necessary link between climate change action, sustainable development and disaster risk reduction and takes advantage of the momentum provided by the recent special scientific report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCCC) on the 1.5°C threshold. © 2018 ACT Alliance

Side by Side Advocacy Briefing: The Role of Faith Leaders in Achieving Gender Justice

This paper offers a contribution to the emerging conversation about the distinctive role of faith representatives in advocating for gender justice. It sets out the context and the challenges to be  addressed, and then shows with examples how faith leaders have been, and can be, part of the solution rather than part of the problem. © 2018 Side by Side

Violent Extremism-Related Justice in Coastal Kenya

This policy brief highlights the need to leverage youth and community desire to participate in local P/CVE processes and turn this interest into constructive action. © 2018 Search for Common Ground

Lent to us is the Star on which we live

This discussion paper provided by the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) affirms the significance of Agenda 2030 and places specific demands upon those in positions of responsibility within politics, civil society and churches. © 2018 EKD

Gurmat – Art of Spiritual Wisdom – Peace from Mind through Knowledge of Soul Helps …

This paper published in the book ‘Religious Imaginations – How Narratives of Faith are Shaping Today’s World’ explores the theme ‘Gurmat – The Art of Spiritual Wisdom: How peace from mind through knowledge of the soul can help overcoming the challenges of humankind’. © 2018 Ginko Library

Water, Ecosystems and Human Development

This paper summarizes the overarching conclusions of the World Water Week that was held by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). © 2018 SIWI

Faith Actors’ Contribution to Civic Space in Uganda – 2017

This study examines how faith actors in Uganda have responded to political developments in 2017 and previous periods that intended to limit civic space, access to human rights and threatened peaceful coexistence in the country. © 2018 ACT Alliance & DanChurchAid