Every year, Faith to Action Network member organizations, partners, friends and allies gather to deliberate and reach consensus on issues they are grappling with. In 2019-2020, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the Network from holding more than one convention that offered a safe space for intra- and inter-faith dialogues so as to encourage mutual learning and exchange. In 2021, the Network re-started its tradition by convening an annual convention themed “Diversity and Inclusion: From Rhetoric to Collective Faith Action.”
The 2021 Convention aimed to stimulate participants to better understand, engage and plan action on: Freedom of Religion and Belief in order to advance peaceful coexistence and pluralism; Gender just laws, policies, norms, and practices; Improved Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; and, Building a faith actors’ movement.
The conference sought to ensure that participants: Shared experiences and learnt from each other, having discussed new ideas and perspectives; Expressed solidarity for participants’ challenging situations, celebrated each other’s successes and achievements; Inspired each other to plan, take and coordinate regional and global faith-based actions; and, find an opportunity to network and form strategic partnerships with other like-minded faith institutions and key stakeholders.
Find the whole report here: Faith to Action Network_Annual Convention 2021 Report