Amid the 2023 SDG Summit in New York, members of the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) addressed the theme “Inspiring Faith, Hope, and Transformative Action.” Khushwant Singh, the Head of PaRD Secretariat, offered insights into collaborative endeavours uniting faith and development, marking a significant milestone in the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read his full speech.
Learn more about PaRD’s Annual Forum on Religion and Sustainable Development 2023 in Berlin, Germany, October 17-19, with the theme ‘Multiplex Collaborations in a Multipolar World.’ Explore the event’s purpose and objectives.
PaRD’s Leadership met from 27 to 29 March 2023 in Friedrichsdorf (Germany) to set priorities and discuss activities for 2023 and early 2024. Find out the most important things you need to know about PaRD this year – especially in relation to PaRD’s Annual Forum 2023.
No more underage marriages – that’s what Malawian Paramount Chief Kawinga has enforced in his community. He is one of a group of more than 20 male champions for gender justice who came together in a workshop organised mainly by the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and supported by PaRD to advocate for gender justice in their country.
PaRD welcomes the Indonesian government, represented by the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA), as a new PaRD member. In Indonesia, 93% of the population considers itself to be religious. It is also the country with the largest Muslim population in the world.
With over 160 participants from around 35 countries and seven religions as well as Indigenous Peoples, PaRD’s Annual Forum on Religion and Sustainable Development brought together a diversity of people, organisations, and perspectives to address the climate crisis. More than 40% of speakers and participants were women. Get an overview of key outcomes and recommendations on how to tackle the human-made climate crisis together with religious actors.
At #PaRD22: Steering Group Member Mercy Munene on PaRD as a Platform for Collaborative Learning for Young People
Mercy Munene, PaRD Steering Group member and Core Team Member with the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA), spoke at PaRD’s Annual Forum on Religion and Sustainable Development 2022 about PaRD’s role as an overarching body that provides a focal point for all those who want to make young people’s voices heard.
Italian Special Envoy for the Protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief and Interreligious Dialogue Andrea Benzo’s talk at PaRD’s Annual Forum 2022
Dr Andrea Benzo, Italian Special Envoy for the Protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief and Interreligious Dialogue, spoke at PaRD’s Annual Forum on Religion and Sustainable Development 2022 about the connections between Freedom of Religion and Belief and progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Head of Secretariat’s Welcome Remarks at PaRD’s Annual Forum 2022 on Faith and Partnerships in Addressing the Climate Crisis
PaRD’s Head of Secretariat, Khushwant Singh, spoke in Bali (Indonesia) about the importance of “Unity in Diversity” and a circular understanding of life, as well as the need to unlearn linear and growth-oriented thinking in order to tackle the human-made climate crisis.
German Commissioner for Freedom of Religion and Belief Frank Schwabe’s talk at PaRD’s Annual Forum 2022
Frank Schwabe, German Commissioner for Freedom of Religion and Belief and Member of the German Parliament, spoke at PaRD’s Annual Forum on Religion and Sustianable Development 2022 about the need to strengthen democratic values and inclusive partnerships like PaRD to address the global challenges that humanity faces.