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 of perspectives, and discussing the interface between religion and development in civil society and governing bodies.
Members of the International Consultation on Religion and Development being addressed by Minister of State Hans Joachim Fuchtel at the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development , December 16, 2014
International speakers presented on the effect of religion and development in relation to ever-important topics such as Environmental Sustainability, Peace and Conflict Solution, Gender, and Education. Collaborative efforts were made to create new proposals for concrete projects to advance the efficacy of religion’s role in development projects.
Read more about the International Consultation on Religion and Development’s topics here.