reliefweb:”Islamic Relief and Lutheran World Federation renew landmark faith partnership in aid work”
The following is an excerpt from an article posted in the ReliefWeb in Nov 2017:
“Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) have renewed their landmark commitment to working together on humanitarian causes.
The Memorandum of Understanding signed on 9th November 2017, reaffirms a long-standing partnership of joint humanitarian programmes, policy, research and advocacy, focusing specifically on faith and protection issues.
IRW and LWF first signed a MoU in August 2014, marking the world’s first official cooperation between a global Muslim and Christian humanitarian organisation. Over the past three years, their work has included responding to the Nepal earthquake with urgent relief and long term recovery, supporting Syrian refugees in Jordan and meeting the needs of refugees with disabilities in Dadaab camp in Kenya.
Over the next five years, IRW and LWF will be mainstreaming faith sensitivity in aid work and building the capacity of humanitarians to respond to the reality of faith as something fundamental to the people they serve. This will be done in collaboration with UN agencies and the wider humanitarian sector. IRW and LWF will coordinate on key strategic priorities including the role of faith in refugee protection, gender-based violence, climate change and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. ”
Read the full post on ReliefWeb