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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Voices from Religions on Sustainable Development

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

More than anything

This brochure draws attention to the special nature and the potential of cooperation with religious organisations and human rights organisations.© 2016 GIZ

Voices from Religions on Sustainable Development – Chinese Version

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

African Initiated Churches’ potential as development actors

This paper evaluate the potential of African Initiated Churches (AICs) as partners of international development agencies for community development. © 2016 AOSIS

Mehr als alles

This brochure draws attention to the special nature and the potential of cooperation with religious organisations and human rights organisations.© 2016 GIZ

Ethik im Weltkontext – Sikh-Religion

This paper published in the book ‘Ethik im Weltkontext’ explores the theme ‘Ethics in Sikh- Religion’. © 2014 Springer Verlag

LWF Gender Justice Policy

This document aims to affirm gender justice as a matter of faith. © 2013 The Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

Faith Partnerships Principles – Working effectively with faith groups to fight global …

The Faith Partnership Principles paper underlines the importance of understanding and cooperation between Government and faith groups on international development. © 2012 DFID & UKAID

Religion, Conflict & Peacebuilding – An Introductory Programming Guide

This toolkit addresses the discomfort around examining the religious dimensions of conflict for development practitioners. It aims to help USAID staff make analytical and programmatic connections between conflict, religion, and peacebuilding. © 2009 USAID

Religion, Development and GBV. Recommendations for a Strategic Research Agenda for the …

PaRD’s Gender Equality and Empowerment Work-stream identified GBV as a key priority, with a focus on ending all forms of violence against and exploitation of women and girls. The report was prepared under the auspices of the ​JLI’s Gender-based Violence (GBV) Learning Hub​ and in collaboration with Stellenbosch University’s Unit for Religion and Development Research. © 2019 JLI & PaRD

Partnering with Local Faith Actors to Support Peaceful and Inclusive Societies

This study on local faith actors (LFAs) and their role in supprting peaceful and inclusive societites was conducted together with the PaRD’s SDG 16 workstream (peace, justice and strong institutions) and the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI). © 2019 JLI & PaRD 

People and Planet: Faith in the 2030 Agenda

In 2020, Sida, UNEP, SIWI, and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency convened actors from around the world in a digital, flight-free conference entitled People and Planet: Faith in the 2030 Agenda. As a result this policy brief discusses the role of faith communities in environmental action and highlights the way forward. © 2020 SIWI

Religion Matters!

This publication collects contributions from religious actors for development cooperation. © 2023 GIZ

Young People Building Peace | iDove

In this brochure, seven iDovers tell their personal stories and how they contribute to understanding and cohesion with their religiously motivated commitment. © 2023 iDove

Junge Menschen Schaffen Frieden | iDove

German version: In this brochure, seven iDovers tell their personal stories and how they contribute to understanding and cohesion with their religiously motivated commitment. © 2022 iDove

The State of the Evidence in Religions and Development

An overview of the evidence base for religions and sustainable development, this flagship report from the JLI summarises the evidence on religious activities in development in relation to health, the environment, gender, migration, peace and conflict, and violence against children. © 2022 JLI