At the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, May 2016, the unique role and capabilities of religious actors to humanitarian response was highlighted in a Special Session on Religious Engagement, a Pre-Meeting of Religious Groups, JLI & Soka Gakkai International’s Side Event on the evidence for religious groups’ contributions to humanitarian response, and many other side events.
JLI is maintaining this webpage (www.jliflc.com/whs) to continue the energy mobilized at the World Humanitarian Summit on engaging religious actors, particularly local faith communities, for more effective and localized humanitarian response.
Want to stay involved? Sign up for the latest information about joint action among religious actors in humanitarian response below. You’ll be updated on:
- The new JLI Learning Hub on Religion, Refugees, and Forced Migration
- The Localising Humanitarian Aid, a follow-up convening in October 2017 to the WHS and focusing on mechanisms, methodologies, and case studies of effective partnership between local faith networks and humanitarian response agencies.
- And more!
JLI & Soka Gakki International Side Event on Evidence for Religious Groups’ Contributions to Humanitarian Response
Twitter Conversation around #FaithWHS: www.walls.io/faithWHS
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