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Peace and Development

Sustainable development is threatened by insecurity and violence, encouraging wider engagement in the fields of peace and development in working to build stability and resilience. Faith actors play various roles in peacebuilding, conflict, post-conflict reconstruction, development activities, and social cohesion.

Programs and Projects

AHA! Awareness with Human Action

AHA! Awareness with Human Action

AHA! (Awareness with Human Action) is a European Union funded consortium project, with WFDD and seven other international and national partner organizations, led by the Network of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers. The project focuses on COVID-19…

World Sports Values for Peace and Development

World Sports Values for Peace and Development

Sports captures energies and imaginations; it also highlights core values that are often universal. Sports is thus a powerful tool for the critical global goals of peace and development. The World Sports Values Program has organized international…

Publications

Policy Brief June 28, 2021

Education and Freedom of Religion or Belief in South and Southeast Asia

This brief explores practical and policy issues that link FoRB and social cohesion issues to education policy. The topic has particular relevance in the context of the regional policy focus on peacebuilding and FoRB and with urgent demands for review looking to post COVID reforms. The brief provides background on relevant international organization commitments to teaching religions and beliefs and…

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