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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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

iDove Pilot Project

This document provides a brief overview of the ‘Interfaith Dialogue on Violent Extremism (iDove)’ pilot project, which was launched in 2016 in cooperation with BMZ and the African Union Commission’s CIDO. © 2018 GIZ

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

Politische Ökologie Spirituelle Weisheit und Umweltschutz

This paper published in the book ‘Religion & Spiritualität – Ressourcen für die Große Transformation?’ explores the theme ‘Spiritual wisdom as inspiration for behavioural change’. © 2016 Oekom Verlag

Religion, Women’s Health and Rights: Points of Contention and Paths of Opportunities

This report examines the religious arguments around some of the most sensitive and contentious SRH issues from the perspective of the world’s major faith traditions. © 2015 UNFPA & NORAD

Religious communities as partners for development cooperation

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

Religious Engagement in Humanitarian Crises – Good Practice Collection

This publication by the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) collects good practices of religious engagement in humanitarian crises. © 2016 PaRD