Responding to COVID-19
As the impact of COVID-19 is having unprecedented consequences on the global community, the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers remains committed to fulfilling its mission and vision to achieve global sustainable peace. Nevertheless, the most urgent priority at this time is to save lives, followed by the need to reduce risk of other adverse effects of the crisis, as in many fragile contexts the initial health crisis may develop into multilayered crisis including risk of violent conflict. As this pandemic is impacting all regions of the world, this is an essential time for the international community to collaborate to find solutions, and to support those, who are best positioned to save lives.
At this time, the Network is addressing how COVID-19 impacts the peacebuilding programs of our members and partners as well as ensuring the wellbeing of our staff. We, along with our Members and Supporters and grassroots actors, will continue to explore collaboration broadly in order to play our role in resolving this global crisis.
Reponse of Network Members & Supporters
In this period of uncertainty, it is important to remember that religion and faith can be adapted to meet challenging circumstances. Religious actors and communities can play a pivotal role in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 as well as serving as a source of comfort and support. Around the world, we have already seen an extensive demonstration of religious solidarity. The Network encourages religious and traditional actors to take action to help prevent COVID-19 in their communities.