Knowledge Centre

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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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

Faith Actors’ Contribution to Civic Space in Zimbabwe

This study examines how faith actors in Zimbabwe have contributed to the process of the national transition and public life. © 2018 ACT Alliance & DanChurchAid

Policy Brief: Faith Actors and the Implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees

This policy brief provides a set of recommendations based on evidence concerning the multiple roles that faith and faith actors play across different stages and spaces of forced displacement. © 2018 JLI

Youth Empowerment and African Initiated Churches in Urban Zimbabwe

Policy Brief of the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development of the Humboldt University Berlin on the topic of Youth Empowerment and African initiated churches in urban Zimbabwe. © 2018 Humboldt University Berlin

Religion and Sustainable Development: The “Secular Distinction” in Development Policy and …

Discussion Paper Series of the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development of the Humboldt University Berlin on religion and sustainable development. © 2018 Humboldt University Berlin

Pentecostal Charismatic Christianity and the Management of Precarity in Post-Colonial …

Discussion Paper Series of the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development of the Humboldt University Berlin on religion and sustainable development. © 2018 Humboldt University Berlin

Engaging Religion And Faith-Based Actors On Agenda 2030/The SDGs (2017 Annual Report)

This report provides an overview of the engagement with faith-based actors and faith-related activities by the members of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Engaging Faith-Based Actors for Sustainable Development (short: UN Task Force on Religion and Development or IATF-FBOs) © 2018 UNIATF

Report and Results PaRD 5+5+1 Task Group Meeting 2018

Report on the results of PaRD’s 5+5+1 Task Group Meeting in January 2018 on Schloss Reinhartshausen in Eltville, Germany. © 2018 PaRD

Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLI) Annual Report 2017

This Annual report of JLI demonstrates the work in 2017 of a unique international collaboration on evidence for faith groups’ activity and contributions the well-being of local communities around the world. © 2018 JLI

Synopsis Strategic Learning Exchange Amman

This paper examines religion and its role in addressing the SDGs, with a particular focus on the MENA region. © 2018 UNIATF & PaRD

Report: PaRD General Assembly of Members 2018

PaRD General Assembly of Members Summary Report taking place in Château de Bossey, Switzerlan in June 2018. © 2018 PaRD 

2017 Annual Review Health and Nutrition

This annual review of World Vision International 2017 demonstrates their dedication to longstanding initiatives regarding the topics of Health and Nutrition. © 2018 World Vision International