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.

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G20 Interfaith Summit Full Report

This reports covers the three major themes of the G20 Interfaith Summit in Potsdam in 2017: sustainable development, religious freedom or freedom of belief, and the economic sector. © 2017 G20 Interfaith

Report on Highlights from the 2017 UN High Level Political Forum Faith-Based Side Events

This report summarises the highlights of the faith-based side events of the 2017 UN High Level Political Forum. © 2017 UNIATF

LWF Called To Transform. A Lutheran Perspective on Religion and Development

This brochure offers a two-fold contribution to the current discourse on religion and development. © 2017 LWF

Flyer SLE Religion, Gender and Youth Inclusion in Peace and Security

This flyer provides information on the ‘Strategic Learning Exchange (SLE) on Religion, Gender and Youth Inclusion in Peace and Security’ taking place in October, 2017 at the UN Women headquater in New York, USA. © UNFPA, UN Women, The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers

JLI Refugee Hub Scoping Study On Local Faith Communities In Urban Displacement

This report aims to highlight evidence regarding the roles and impact that Local Faith Communities (LFCs) play in relation to urban refugees, and to inform interconnected conversations around localisation and urbanisation. © 2017 JLI

Plan of action for religious leaders and actors to prevent incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes

This Plan for Action, known as the “Fez Process”, aims to better understand, articulate and encourage the potential of religious leaders to prevent incitement and the violence that it can lead to, and to integrate the work of religious leaders within broader efforts to prevent atrocity crimes. © 2017 UNOGPRP, WCC, The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, KAICIID

Summary Report PaRD Annual Meeting 2017

Report of the second PaRD Annual Meeting on ‘Faith in the Sustainable Development Goals’, held in November 2017 in Wilton Park, UK. © 2017 PaRD

Final Plan for Faith Action for Children on the Move

Global Partners Forum on Faith Action for Children on the Move (2018)

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 …

Report of the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development of the Humboldt University Berlin on the topic of African initiated Churches’ potential as development actors. © 2017 Humboldt University Berlin

Werte und Religion / Values and Religion

This catalogue offers varying interpretations of religion and values through the eyes of photographers from around the world. © 2017 GIZ

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

 The inter-religious convening on Zero Hunger Summary Report 2016 offers a range of perspectives from the world’s major religions and faith-inspired organizations on action against hunger. © 2016 WFP

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

This book is a summary of the wisdom of many religions about how we can live in harmony with each other on this planet. © 2016 BMZ

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

This report underscores the pivotal role that religious and cultural communities play in advancing the environmental objectives of the 2030 Agenda. © 2016 UNEP

BMZ: Religionen als Partner in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

This publication presents the religion strategy of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. © 2016 BMZ

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

This paper published in the book ‘Spektrum Iran – Zeitschrift für islamisch-iranische Kultur’ explores the theme ‘The non-violent holy war of the Sikh religion’. © 2016 Spektrum Iran