For three decades, Religions for Peace has worked with religious leaders to advocate for better government policies regarding the poor; to fight against malnutrition and preventable disease; and to develop programs for communities of faith to eradicate poverty at every level.
Religions for Peace has also begun working with religious communities on the critical Millennium Development Goals (MDG). These goals are a compact among nations and present an achievable plan to combat global poverty, which kills 30,000 children every day.
Religions for Peace advances human development by:
Promoting the rights and well-being of children and families
- Develop multi-religious warrants in support of children and be a global advocate on rights of children with emphasis on the family.
- Represent faith communities in international bodies, such as the UN Committee on Rights of Children.
Promoting the rights and empowerment of women
- Advocate for elimination of gender-based violence and provide solidarity for the survivors.
- Focus on women’s empowerment through strengthening women leadership in development and the positioning of women of faith networks in appropriate fora.
Advancing poverty alleviation strategies related to building peace
- Advocate for and advance multi-religious warrants for poverty alleviation.
- Prepare relevant materials on poverty-alleviation strategies relevant for multi-religious engagement.
- Engage Religions for Peace network in the campaign to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Responding to HIV and AIDS
- Advocate and facilitate multi-religious engagements in HIV and AIDS.
- Ensure representation at the global fora.
Responding to major new or sudden threats related to building peace
- Respond to threats such as natural disaster as they arise.