Over 300 religious actors, politicians, scholars, and experts – including many PaRD members – gathered in Bologna to discuss their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and how to address global challenges.

PaRD meeting in Berlin: The role of religious actors in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda can’t be ignored by politicians.

PaRD members co-organise virtual series on faith-sensitive mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) to ensure children's well-being during the pandemic and beyond.

PaRD Health work-stream calls for expression of interest for Regional Forums in Southern and Eastern Africa as well as Southern Asia.


Italy's Premier Mario #Draghi told the #G20InterfaithForum that it is necessary to stand up to those who seek to exploit #religion @g20org @IF20org #G20 #G20Italy #G20Interfaith #TimetoHeal

15. September

Khushwant Singh held #dialogue with participants of the #G20interfaith #Youth Forum organised by @ACWAYProject: "Great to talk to such intelligent and engaged young people from the world. Hopefully they will sit next to us on key panels and decision making bodies in near future."

14. September

Khushwant Singh, Head of #PaRD Secretariat, at #G20InterfaithForum @IF20org highlighting achievments of #PaRD members during and after #COVID19 crisis, sharing lessons learned and concrete proposals for the future and how to consider potentials of RBOs/#FBOs to achieve #SDGs

14. September

On the margins of the #G20InterfaithForum I met with Head of @PaRDSecretariat Khushwant Singh. We talked about our organizations’ partnership, discussed past successes and lessons learned for more fruitful collaboration in the future.

13. September
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“Now is the time for #alliances in the search for shared #solutions to the #problems of all.” @Pontifex to participants of @IF20org where several #PaRD members are represented

13. September

The first of the three-part series "Resilience and #ChildrenOnTheMove" is coming up! 💻 Join us on 8 September to share experiences & best practices to support & protect #children's physical, socio-emotional & spiritual well-being. Register 👉

07. September
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Digitale Religionsgespräche mit 9 Gemeinschaften wollen Vorurteile abbauen und zum Verständnis beitragen. Staatssekretär Prof. Günter Krings vom Bundesinnenministerium: "Die friedensstiftende Rolle der Religionsgemeinschaften ist von unschätzbarem Wert."…

06. September

Wednesday, 8 September, 15 PM: #PaRD members @ArigatouGeneva @KAICIID and @WorldVision start virtual series on faith-sensitive mental #Health and #psychosocial support #MHPSS to ensure the well-being of #children during the #pandemic and beyond.

06. September

The International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) is a unique and dynamic global multi-stakeholder partnership. PaRD brings together religious and other civil society organisations, intergovernmental and governmental entities and academia. It focuses on the positive potentials and contributions of religious actors to the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. PaRD enables collaboration on a long-term basis at equal levels.

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Work stream: Health

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Work stream: WECARE Water, Environment and Climate Action

Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reserve land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Work stream: Gender Equality and Empowerment

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Work stream: Sustaining Peace

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

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PaRD provides a unique opportunity for members of several governments to regularly discuss the importance of faith in development and find ways to take action for common cause when it comes to the challenges of our day. Due to its international nature, it is a topic that affects every country and its programming. I am grateful to PaRD for making these essential connections a consistent part of our work.
Adam Nicholas Phillips
Director of USAID Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Local, Faith and Transformative Partnerships Hub.
Governments alone don’t have the capacity to cope with those pandemics. On behalf of the people of South Africa, I would like to thank the religious community for the overwhelming support at every level as we navigated our way through the devastating storm of COVID-19.
Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Former Health Minister South Africa
at PaRD Annual Forum and General Assembly 2020
Development will not happen until we go back to the roots of what is holding back women in development and attaining economic independence.
Ani Zonneveld
Muslims for Progressive Values
PaRD member with focus on Gender Equality and Empowerment
PaRD provides a unique space: It allows faith-based organisations, governments and intergovernmental organisations to directly connect with each other. PaRD enables to learn about the positive potential of religion, and explore creative ways to tackle our common global challenges.
Prof. Mohammed Abu Nimer
PaRD Steering Group Member
Compassion, healing and unity is at the heart of spirituality – and to transcend man-made boundaries. To strengthen this positive force on a global level through collaboration between state actors and civil society, helps to commonly contribute to sustainable solutions for our wellbeing – and that of the Earth.
Khushwant Singh
PaRD Head of Secretariat
What PaRD has that is its strength right now, is the ability to bring together donor governments from the North with Faith-Based organizations (FBOs). PaRD needs to enable something catalytic, multireligious and multinational that’s transformative for people and lives!
Azza Karam
Secretary General of Religions for Peace
PaRD member with focus on Interreligious Dialogue