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We welcomed 182 new members from 65 countries in 2020.
JLI News
Watch the Dec Learning exchange with Professor Mohammed Abu-Nimer from KAICIID on evaluating religious & inter-religous peacebuilding

We invite you to join on January 28th for the launch of the MEAL Compendium (click below to register)

JLI Anti-Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Join on Feb 2, 2021 at 7 am ET/ 12 pm GMT to hear about research on how the international anti-trafficking response adapted to COVID-19. Co-hosted by International Anti-Human Trafficking Network and JLI
JLI Ending Violence Against Children Learning Hub
Catch up on the three-part series

What's the role of faith actors in ending violence, and at times perpetuating or condoning violence against children? Read the Ending Violence Against Children Guide
See key messages here

Inter-generational dialogue on child participation JLI EVAC Hub Event
as part of Arigatou's Week of Action for Children. Read the Faith in Action for Children Statement

From Faith to Action Conference
A regional inter-religious conference to protect the rights of children affected by migration co-organised by UNICEF’s Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO), World Council of Churches, JLI, and the European Council of Religious Leaders-Religions for Peace, in collaboration with Islamic Relief Worldwide, A World of Neighbours, Lutheran World Federation and World Vision International.
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Letter from CEO
Dear friends,

As we near the end of the year, I reflect with gratitude on all of the ways our members and partners have led effective and adaptive responses to COVID-19, also recognizing the unfolding efforts related to vaccine distribution, vaccine hesitancy.  As we are all aware, the pandemic has also amplified the urgent need to address the systemic issues of inequity that have been so starkly and squarely magnified.  Over this year, JLI has been laying the foundation to increase the leadership and voice of the full breadth of our global membership. 
In 2021 we will see new regional hubs that will be defined through listening and consultation, increased investment in local research and evidence work (including practice-based knowledge), and a restructured governance body.  We recognize that our own approaches can be reshaped and repurposed to better embody fair and equitable approaches and practices, including expanding and deepening our evidence base on how faith and religious actors address and confront systemic inequalities within and across our own partnerships.  Our forthcoming State of the Evidence will showcase the best available evidence that supports and deepens durable faith engagement approaches, fit for purpose, with full attention to issues of accountability for what is required to effect meaningful change at global, regional, national and community levels.  I am thankful to the staff, the Hub Chairs, the Leadership Board, and all of our individual members. Your experience and insights have guided me in discovering new forms engagement.

May I also take this opportunity to thank Jean Duff for her vision and gracious support during this year of transition from President and Coordinator.  She is our champion and we are grateful for her eight years of leadership at the JLI. 

Kirsten Laursen Muth

Recent Partner Resources
Responding to Epidemics and Pandemics
Christian Journal for Global Health

Islam and International Development - Insights for working with Muslim communities
Ajaz Ahmed Khan and Affan Cheema


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