The 2030 Agenda explicitly recognizes that peaceful and inclusive societies are both outcomes and enablers of sustainable development. Religious leaders from around the world have signed statements in favour of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as peace, reconciliation, climate justice and environmental protection. It is widely recognized that religious leaders, faith-based organizations (FBOs) and local faith actors (LFAs) can play a significant role in advancing the Sustainable Development Agenda. However, there is still a need to recognize the importance of greater engagement of religious leaders, FBOs, LFAs and CSOs to work closely with national and international stakeholders to ensure that the implementation of SDGs is inclusive and participatory.
In this context, and with regard to the need for having a comprehensive and practical online course on the role of faith in the promotion of SDGs, KAICIID's Dialogue Knowledge Hub (DKH) has developed the moderated/instructor-led e-learning course, ‘Engaging Faith Actors to Support the Implementation Process of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The modules of the course were designed in partnership with the following organizations: KAICIID, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), University of Peace (UPEACE), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), National Muslim Council of Liberia (NMCL), and Institut Superior de Ciències Religioses de Barcelona (ISCREB).
KAICIID launched the FAITH4SDGS Project. More information and material can be found here: https://www.kaiciid.org/content/sustainable-development-goals-sdgs