If you are religious, whether Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, or other, there may be opportunities for overseas service in development through a faith-based organization. Check with your local religious advisor. More on this in a later post.
Recently, DEVEX through its partner GHR Foundation published an interesting newsletter with the following heading.
There are some interesting stories in the newsletter that are worth the read. See the web link here.
I hadn’t heard of this Minneapolis-based organization before. From its website, I learned that it supports activities in four main areas: global engagement, education, Alzheimer’s prevention, and Twin Cities Racial Equity. Its motto is: “We exist to be of service to people and their limitless potential for good.”
The Foundation offers grants for development work. Its website is: https://www.ghrfoundation.org/
Religions for Peace (R4P)
This organization has representation from all religions. According to its website: “Religions for Peace is committed to leading effective multi-religious responses to the world’s pressing issues. We believe ambitious goals and complex problems can best be tackled when different faith communities work together.” The R4P website is both visually stunning and informative. www.rfp.org
The World Health Organization (WHO) partnered with Religions for Peace to host an online conference in late 2021 – “WHO and Religions for Peace global conference on strengthening national responses to health emergencies”. Details on the conference topics and discussions are available here. https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2021/10/20/default-calendar/who-and-religions-for-peace-global-conference-on-strengthening-national-responses-to-health-emergencies