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FY2014 Update: US Faith-based NGOs raise over $6 billion in revenue, of which 87% is from private sources and 13% from public sources in FY2014

Faith-based NGOs are known to contribute substantial resources—financial, technical, human, and in-kind—to poverty alleviation, health care provision, and relief of suffering through international development activities and humanitarian assistance. It is critical to understand the necessary, complementary, and unique roles of public and private funding, the massive contribution of private resources secured through faith based entities, […]


World Humanitarian Summit Secretariat will host Special Event on Religion & Humanitarian Action

World Humanitarian Summit: Special Event on Religion & Humanitarian Action May 23-­24, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey A Special Event on the role of Religion & Humanitarian Action will be convened during the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS). The Special Event is being managed by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Engagement with Faith-based Organizations. An Advisory Body of […]


Join in support of the fast track agenda in Eastern and Southern Africa

A meeting of religious leaders and champions from 18 Eastern and Southern African countries gathered in early September to consider the potential impact of “Fast-Track: Ending the AIDS Epidemic by 2030″ in the region. With leadership from EAA participating organization, INERELA+, the conference issued a call to action, which is now open for expressions of […]

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Joint “Faith-based Action Framework” announced on September 24

The Faith-based Action Framework to End Extreme Poverty and Realize the SDGs was announced on September 24 at the “Meeting the Moral Imperative to End Extreme Poverty and Advance the SDGs” in New York City. This joint output builds upon the momentum generated by several multi-sectoral initiatives to increase faith engagement in ending extreme poverty and realizing the […]



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‘Religion & Sustainable Development: Building Partnerships to End Extreme Poverty’ Conference held at the World Bank Headquarters

Approximately 140 leaders from diverse international policy, religious, and faith-inspired groups convened at the “Religion & Sustainable Development: Building Partnerships to End Extreme Poverty” conference on July 7-9 at the World Bank Headquarters, beginning with an event on July 7 to launch the Lancet Series on Faith and Health. The conference facilitated a high level, action-oriented conversation about […]


International Consultation on Religion and Development

From December 15-18 the international organization Brot fur die Welt, a Protestant Development Service geared towards empowering the poor and marginalized in more than 90 countries to improve their living conditions, hosted an International Consultation on Religion and Development in Berlin, Germany. The conference focused on the partnering and relevance of religion in development from a variety […]


World faith leaders to take historic initiative to eradicate modern slavery

An unprecedented gathering of religious leaders from all corners of the globe took place in the Vatican last Tuesday for the signing of the Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders against Modern Slavery, pledging to eradicate modern slavery by 2020. The signing marks the beginning of a five-year push in churches, mosques, synagogues and temples across the […]



New Dialogue Initiative for Religious Leaders and People Living with HIV

Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, The Global Network of People Living with AIDS, the International Network of People Living with or Affected by HIV and UNAIDs has launched a strategic initiative to strengthen collaboration between religious leaders and people living with HIV. This new Framework provides a way for systematic and sustained collaboration to boost the capacity of […]