News, events and resources: Anticorruption webinar, COVID-19, anti-trafficking and climate resources 
Upcoming Events
  • February 24 at 4 PM ET/ 9 PM GMT : COVID Vaccination Challenges: Ethical Imperatives and Local Realities. Hear about Local COVID-19 vaccination campaigns & the impact on global solutions - RSVP
  • March 10 at 9 am ET/ 2 pm GMT: Faith and Anticorruption webinar hosted by JLI and The Faith+Public Integrity Network - see more info belowRSVP
  • March 11 at 9 AM ET/ 2 PM GMT: Religions, Humanitarianism, and Development Research Reading Group: Speaker Riham Khafagy, Zayed University, on Faith-based organizations: humanitarian mission or religious missionary - Register here
New Faith and COVID-19 Analysis Resource

We are happy to share a resource on faith, COVID-19 and vaccines. Instead of generic guidance, the quick analysis guides offer a series of questions for different actors to ask, allowing for context-specific analysis and solutions, and to act as a starting place for deeper engagement.
View and download here
  1. New Faith and COVID-19 Analysis Resource is a quick analysis guide on faith and COVID vaccine with two sides:
    - one page (Part 1) for health and development professionals looking to engage with faith actors on COVID-19 vaccines, and
    - one page (Part 2) for faith actors seeking to play a role in COVID-19 vaccines rollout.

    The quick analysis guide was developed as part of the ongoing Religious Responses to COVID-19 collaboration between JLI, World Faiths Development Dialogue, and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. It will be presented at the next COVID vaccines webinar on 16 March. 
  2. JLI launched the MEAL Hub Compendium of Good Practices in January. 

    The JLI MEAL Hub is now focusing on the dissemination of its findings. On 4 March, JLI Senior Research Associate, Dr Jennifer Philippa Eggert, will deliver an interactive session on MEAL in local-international faith partnerships to the participants of the iDove project. A project that focuses on youth, religion and the prevention of violent extremism and is jointly run by GIZ and the African Union. We will hold topical MEAL and Faith discussions this year with the JLI network. Look out soon for more information.
    If you are interested in holding an organizational /topic specific discussion on MEAL and faith (or you would like to explore other opportunities for collaboration with the MEAL Hub), please contact
  3. February Academic Reading Group Session: “It’s a tricky one”-development practitioners’ attitudes towards religion - catch up here
  4. PhD opportunity in cooperation with World Vision. Apply by March 1: View here
Event Highlight

“Faith and Anticorruption”: A conversation between Roberto Laver, founder and director of Fides and member of the steering committee of the Faith and Public Integrity Network and Katherine Marshall, World Faiths Development Dialogue and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University.

Date: March 10, 2021 at 9 AM ET/ 2 PM GMT


This conversation will explore the opportunities and challenges for faith leaders and organizations in promoting public integrity and fighting corruption. 


Why is it important for faith actors to be involved? How might they be involved? What distinctive assets might they bring? What are some specific examples? Why haven't we seen more engagement? Will the growing emphasis on collective action foster greater participation of faith actors? Do faith actors themselves need an internal moral awakening or is the limited engagement more linked to uncertainty as to effective strategies and tools?

Read about the speakers or register here

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