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 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

Faith and Development in Focus: Nigeria

This report provides an overview of Nigeria’s religious landscape in relation to major development issues. © 2018 WFDD & PaRD

Les Voix des Religions sur le Développement Durable

This book offers an insight into how religions and indigenous traditions from all over the world understand sustainable development and contribute to it. Its publication marks the launch of PaRD during the international Berlin conference Partners for Change – Religions and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in February 2016. © 2016 BMZ

Religion in Conflict and Peacebuilding – Analysis Guide

This paper examines a wide range of ways religion contributes to peacebuilding and conflict, whether practiced by religious or secular actors, even when the conflict has no religious dimensions. © 2018 United States Institute of Peace

Engaging Faith Actors on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) – Best Practices from the NCA Global …

This publication presents some of the best practices and lessons learned from the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) Global GBV Programme 2016-2020 contributing to the right to a life free from violence by changing social norms and practices that upholds GBV. © 2018 NCA & Act Alliance

Human Rights & the Salvation Army

This paper summarises the Salvation Army’s reflection on its understanding of human rights in the context of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. © 2018 The General of The Salvation Army