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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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