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.
To identify the needs of local actors, the Network conducts semi-weekly virtual discussions, between grassroots religious and traditional actors to better inform the broader Peacemakers Network community on local contexts pertaining to COVID-19 and what resources local actors need to better communicate and address the pandemic.
While the world draws its attention to combating the pandemic, violent extremist organizations have utilized this time as an opportunity leverage the crisis to their benefit. The pandemic will likely continue to create new-found grievances in which these organizations will continue to capitalize on for years to come.
On 21 May at 09:30 EDT, join the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers and the Tony Blair Faith Institute as we discuss Security during COVID-19: Preventing Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in the Age of COVID-19 during the #SociallyDistantTownHall
Click here to register. A Zoom link will follow registration.
Response of Network Members & Supporters to COVID-19
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Love your neighbour: Islam, Judaism and Christianity come together over COVID-19 (Written for the World Economic Forum)