JLI is honored to be admitted as one of the first partners of the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD). PaRD is a network on religion and development to enhance cooperation in achieving the 2030 Agenda together.

PaRD elected its first fourteen  FBO partner organizations,  including the JLI, Alliance for Religions and Conservation, Arigatou International, GHR Foundation, and Globalethics.net Foundation, Religions for PeaceBuddhist Global Relief, Danmission, Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue, Muslim Hands, Muslims for Progressive Values, Side by Side: Faith Movement for Gender Justice, World Association for Christian Communication, and WCC Armenia Inter-church Charitable Round Table Foundation.

You can become a PaRD partner by submitting an online application at www.partner-religion-development.org


Launch of Report on Local Faith Communities and Immunization
prepared by Jill Olivier on behalf of JLI F&LC
Dr. Jill Olivier’s new report, “Local Faith Communities and Immunization for Community and Health Systems Strengthening,” is a broad scoping review mapping and understanding the available literature on ‘religion and immunization’. The goal is to note where evidence and information can be found and to identify key areas for further research, engagement and partnership. An annotated bibliography accompanies the report. 

Upon completion of an intensive series of deliberations and consultative sessions at the International Conference on Vaccination and Religion in Dakar, Senegal, a network of prominent African Muslim scholars and medical professionals, convened by the International Interfaith Peace Corps (IIPC), made the following Final Dakar Declaration  in support of efforts to vaccinate children in every part of the African continent.