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Faith & COVID-19 Response

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COVID-19 is a global crisis that needs all communities across the world, together with governments, UN entities, and broad civil society organizations, to join forces in keeping people safe and well. As an international learning exchange, the JLI aims to facilitate evidence building and creation to support faith and COVID-19 response. We will update this page with JLI collaborations and partner initiatives (as possible).

The Multi-religious Faith in Action COVID-19 Initiative as part of the Faith and Positive Change for Children Global Initiative

We affirm the unique roles played by religious leaders and actors, in influencing values, attitudes, behaviours and actions that affect the development and wellbeing of the world’s children. The Initiative is coordinated by Religions for Peace (RFP) and UNICEF with support from Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities ( JLI) as part of the global partnership on Faith and Positive Change for Children, Families and Communities. This initiative just launched global guidance documents for religious leaders and faith communities.
To date the partners held seven regional webinars to increase awareness and strengthen coordinated efforts through the global Faith-in-Action campaign, to mobilize inter-faith commitments of Religious Leaders and Faith representatives including Women of Faith and Interfaith Youth Network Members to support the specific calls to action; to equip these Influencers with a standard set of global guidance with messages and resources that can be customized for local use and to share existing examples of best practices to motivate others.
Faith-In-Action Guidance Documents:

Board Members

Agnes Abuom

Moderator of WCC Central Committee
World Council of Churches

Atallah Fitzgibbon
Faith Partnerships Advisor
Islamic Relief Worldwide
Andrea Kaufmann
Director, Faith Partnerships
World Vision International
Anwar Khan
Muhamad Ali Yusuf
Amjad Mohamed-Saleem
Consultant
Paths2People
Benjamin Laniado
President
Cadena
W. Bramwell Bailey

Director of Programs

Current Partnerships

JLI Partners collaborates with many organizations worldwide to build evidence and serve as a knowledge partner.

JLI and Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University and the World Faiths Development Dialogue

Faith and Positive Change for Children- Global Initiative on Social Behavior Change

In 2020, partners launched a Global Multi-Religious Faith-in-Action COVID-19 Initiative, Faith-in-Action Guidance Documents and virtual ‘Mind and Heart Dialogue Training’.

Partners: UNICEF, Religions for Peace and Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

International Partnership on Religion and Development (PaRD)

Knowledge Partnership and Workstream evidence support (three workstreams, gender equity, health, and peacebuilding)

KAICIID: Knowledge Partnership

Establishing Platforms in Conflict Areas to Support the Mobilisation of Local Faith Communities
Refugees & Migration: Local Faith Communities role in response and focus on children on the move and Eastern Europe

Evidence Library

Ending Violence Against Children Scoping Study Briefs

A Mixed Blessing: Roles of Faith Communities in Ending Violence Against Children

A Mixed Blessing: Roles of Faith Communities in Ending Violence Against Children

A Mixed Blessing: Roles of Faith Communities in Ending Violence Against Children

A Mixed Blessing: Roles of Faith Communities in Ending Violence Against Children

A Mixed Blessing: Roles of Faith Communities in Ending Violence Against Children

A Mixed Blessing: Roles of Faith Communities in Ending Violence Against Children

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