This course gives you a basic introduction to the interaction between religion and development in order to build effective multilateral partnerships among secular and faith actors.
Anyone who is engaged in advocacy, development and humanitarian work can follow the modules.
Those who are not familiar with faith will learn about the nexus between religion and development and about engaging with faith actors in an effective way.
Those who are familiar with faith will learn how to articulate the distinct value of faith-inspired and faith-sensitive development in a language that is understood by secular agencies.
In this course the issue of religion and development is linked to Sustainable Development Goal 17: how to strengthen partnerships among different agencies, both secular and (inter-)faith agencies.
There are 10 modules of around 10-15 minutes, which can easily, if not preferably, be used in combination with face-to-face workshops. Modules 1-3 focus on key information about religion and development, effective partnerships and mainstreaming faith sensitivity, while Modules 4-10 focus on different thematic areas.
The course is initiated by ACT Alliance and contains several voices from the network of ACT Alliance and the World Council of Churches. At the same time, we gratefully relied on resources from organisations and networks that have dealt with religion and development for many years, see also the Resources section. Special gratitude goes to SMC, BMZ, Danida and UNFPA for co-sponsoring this course. Responsibility for the content lies entirely with ACT Alliance.
If you have any comments or questions after completing the modules, please do not hesitate to send an email to ACT Alliance's Community of Practice on Religion and Development.
Please forward any technical questions to DCA Learning Lab.
We hope you will enjoy this course!