Explore the connections between FORB and development and integrate FORB in your programming with the help of courses, tools, resource materials and workshop exercises.

Integrating FORB perspectives and tackling religious inequalities is important for development effectiveness – regardless of whether your work relates to health, education, gender equality, civic space or climate change.

Contextual religious literacy and freedom of religion or belief literacy are important competences for development professionals to have in order to ensure that programming contributes to no-one being left behind.

FORB and the Sustainable Development Goals

Here you can find a network, workshop exercises and a series of briefing papers and webinars focused on the relationship between freedom of religoin or belief and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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NETWORK: PaRD FORB initiative

The Partnership for religion and sustainable development (PaRD) brings together governmental and intergovernmental entities with diverse civil society organisations (CSOs) and faith-based organisations (FBOs), to engage the social capital and capacities vested in diverse faith communities for sustainable development and humanitarian assistance. Regarding FORB as a cross-cutting issue to all SDGs, the PaRD FORB initiative seeks to help members share best practice on FORB and sustainable development and to network collaborate in addressing and resolving FORB violations.

Workshop exercises

Touching points – FORB and development

A two-part groupwork exercise. In part one, groups sort a list cross-cutting issues relating to FORB. In the second, groups explore the practical implications of these linkages.

Excercise Details for Touching points – FORB and development

  • 65-95 min
  • Group exercise
  • Sorting exercise

Match the SDGs

A groupwork exercise where participants work together to match various statements relating to FORB with the relevant SDGs and their sub-goals.

Excercise Details for Match the SDGs

  • 40 min
  • Group exercise
  • Sorting exercise

Briefing papers

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