What’s religion go to do with it?
Join us at the European Development Days in room D3 on the 18th of June 15:15 – 16:30 for an interactive and participatory lab debate about the role of faith-based approaches and actors in addressing inequality.
In many settings, religious groups and faith-based organisations form a major component of local and national capacity. Faith dynamics, therefore, need to be explored more systematically. This event aims to provide participants with a deeper understanding of how to explore these dynamics and draw on them towards sustainable change. Practitioners from the grassroots and policymakers will share their challenges and highlight opportunities which need to be tapped into.
Henriette Geiger, Director of the Directorate People and Peace of DG DEVCO
Hon. Judge Mohammad Abou Zeid, a judge in the Family Court of Saida – Lebanon, Islamic Relief Worldwide, who is a vigorous advocate for gender equality,
child rights and protection, and an activist in several Lebanese NGOs focusing on culture, education, development, relief, peacebuilding and reconciliation.
Shreen Saroor, a partner of Brot für die Welt in Sri Lanka, who is a senior human rights activist and involved in promoting and defending the rights of minorities and girls/women
Maryknoll Sister Pat Ryan, Founder of Human Rights and Environment (DHUMA)/Pax Christi Peru, who has extensive experience collaborating with indigenous communities
Christo Greyling, World Vision International’s Senior Director for Faith and External Engagement