The 7th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs, entitled “2021: A Defining Year for Accelerating Gender Equality, Equity and Justice” will be held virtually on Tuesday 26th January 2021.
This is a special event for URI because our global community's peacebuilding work will be featured at many stages throughout the Symposium. URI Global Council Chair Kiran Bali, MBE JP will be on the high-level opening panel and Samira Fatma Baručija, Regional Coordinator for URI Multiregion, will be a co-moderator. A short video will be shown highlighting URI's peacebuilding approach.
7th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs
2021: A Defining Year for Accelerating Gender Equality, Equity and Justice
January 26 2021, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
The Symposium will focus on overcoming pervasive gender inequalities and discrimination as an essential contribution to reshaping the world as we recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic and to achieving sustainable peace and development. It will explore how faith actors and institutions can work in tandem with governments, the United Nations, and broader civil society to accelerate the pace towards gender equality, equity and justice, presenting directions based on innovative approaches. The Symposium will not shy away from an honest appraisal of both the contributions of faith actors to this agenda as well as pointing to where and how they are hindering progress, but will primarily serve as a space to recommit to achieving gender justice, grounded in both faith values and universal human rights, and as part of our commitment to begin a more critical understanding of race, post-colonialism and intersectionality within international development discourse and practice.