Dear JLI Member,

Last week I was delighted to participate in the First Assembly on Women, Faith and Diplomacy, organized by Religions for Peace and Ring for Peace, an event which lifted the voices of women faith leaders, diplomats, and a diverse array of practitioners and activitists engaged in issues that speak to the holistic peace. In the words Professor Karam, General Secretary of RfP, “Peace is not just the absence of war, but literally . . . living well together, understanding one another, and loving one another.” I was particularly inspired by representatives of youth networks who are fighting hate speech. I salute each of you who are working to bring peace, transparency,
equity, healing and community wholeness to our world.
I also have the privilege of announcing some new Board members: Dr. Agnes R.M. Abuom, Moderator (President) of World Council of Churches (WCC), Andrea Kaufmann, World Vision Director, Faith and External Engagement; Floyd Lalwet, Provincial Secretary and Legal Counsel for The Episcopal  Church in the Philippines (ECP), National Development Officer of the  Episcopal Care Foundation (member of Anglican Alliance); Imad Madanat, Vice President for Programs at Adventist Development and Relief Agency International; Reverend Mary Zulu Mwiche, Clergy/Lecturer in the United Church of Zambia  University and Program Manager of Speak One Voice, a women’s faith network focusing on VAWC; and Deepika Singh, Associate Secretary General and Director of Programmes at  Religions for Peace.
In our next newsletter, we will share highlights of what is planned for 2021, in the meantime, please enjoy and participate in the events and opportunities shared here.

Kirsten Laursen Muth

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Get to know JLI's New Board Members:

  • Dr. Agnes R. M. Abuom, World Council of Churches,
  • Andrea Kaufmann, World Vision International,
  • Deepika Singh, Religions for Peace,
  • Floyd Lalwet, Episcopal Church in the Philippines,
  • Imad Madanat, Adventist Development and Relief Agency International, and
  • Mary Zulu Mwiche, United Church of Zambia University.
Has COVID-19 inspired a closer collaboration between local faith actors & other humanitarian responders? Join us on Nov 24 1:30 GMT/ 8:30 ET. Register
JLI Ending Violence Against Children Learning Hub
Catch up on the last two events
Register today for the last event in the Seen But Not Heard Series from the Ending Violence Against Children Hub click here
What's the role of faith actors in ending violence, and at times perpetuating or condoning violence against children? Read about how faith actors should be further equipped to end violence against children.
See key messages here
The JLI and the SVRI are combining efforts in a new iteration of the current Faith and GBV Hub by establishing a secretariat at SVRI for a joint evidence and knowledge platform (hub). The SVRI is ideally placed to host the Secretariat in order to promote, support, and strengthen research collaborations on religion, faith and GBV with an emphasis in LMICs, led by researchers in LMICs.
Sign up for the New Hub on the SVRI website!

Call for applications to the new Leadership Council extended through Dec 10. Apply Today!
On December 16, Prof Abu-Nimer will discuss “Evaluating Religious and Interreligious Peacebuilding: Meeting the Challenge.” 

Join the MEAL Hub to hear about Progress on the Compendium of Case Studies and to join in December.

JLI EVAC Hub Event: Practical Examples of Child Participation to End Violence

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Learning for Change: Advancing Girls' Rights

Distinctive or professionalised? Understanding the postsecular in faith-based responses to trafficking, forced labour and slavery in the UK
Gwyneth Lonergan, Hannah Lewis, and Emma Tomalin

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