The Faith to Action Network Annual Convention 2021 Starts In:
About The Convention
Every year, Faith to Action Network member organisations, partners and friends, and allies come together to deliberate and reach consensus on issues they are grappling with. These issues relate to the following three thematic focuses:
- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right (SRHR),
- Gender Equality & Human Rights and
- Pluralism & Peaceful Coexistence.
Since 2019, Faith to Action Network has held one convention that offered a safe space for intra-faith and inter-faith dialogues so as to encourage mutual learning and exchanges
The annual convention theme for 2021 is Diversity and Inclusion: From Rhetoric to Collective Faith Action. While the faith voice has remained in the periphery of social justice conversations, this year’s convention seeks to change that. This year’s convention theme encourages faith actors to unite and use their collective voice to steer change on issues that the faith community is grappling with.
The objectives of the 2021 edition of the Faith to Action Network Convention are to stimulate participants to better understand, engage and plan action on:
- Freedom of Religion and Belief in order to advance peaceful coexistence and
- Gender just laws, policies, norms, and practices.
- Improved Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
- Building a faith actors’ movement
The desired outcomes of this event are that convention participants have:
- Shared experiences and learnt from each other, having discussed new ideas and
- Expressed solidarity for participants’ challenging situations, celebrated each other’s
successes and achievements
- Inspired each other to plan and take coordinated regional and global faith-based
- Found an opportunity to network and form strategic partnerships with other like-minded faith institutions and key stakeholders.
The 3-day convention will feature targeted institutions who will develop and talk on concepts on different topics related to the theme of the convention. They will follow the following program:
Day 1 – 7th December 2021
Day 1 will commence with a keynote address expounding on the theme of the convention. The keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion, break-out sessions, and plenary discussions. The Breakout sessions will be in 3 tracks:
- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
- Women’s Rights and Gender Justice
- Enhancing Freedom of Religion and Belief to enhance Peaceful Coexistence.
You can now register to participate in the following Day 1 track through Zoom:
- Promoting and sustaining interfaith relations: the faith community experience in Indonesia, a track that will run from 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM (GMT+3). To register for this track, please click the link: Register Now
Day 2 – 8th December 2021
Day 2 will be comprised of: A Panel Discussion, Break Out Sessions, and Plenary Discussions. The Breakout sessions will be in the three tracks mentioned above.
You can now register to participate in the following Day 2 track through Zoom:
- Welcoming the stranger Peaceful coexistence track running from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (GMT+3). To register for this track, please click the link: Register Now
Day 3 – 9th December 2021
Day 3 will be comprised of interactive sessions, an outcome workshop to debrief, and a motivation speaker to end the workshop on a high note. This day will culminate in a social event to network and enjoy a wide range of entertainment. All sessions will be facilitated by a well-versed and passionate team combining different experiences and perspectives. The team will use interactive and participatory methodologies, such as panel discussions and practical exercises in small groups, to ensure participants are actively engaged in learning and sharing that culminates in new ideas and joint initiatives.
You can now register to participate in the following Day 3 tracks through Zoom:
- Faith actors and Faith leaders increasing uptake of Child spacing and family planning information and services in Kenya SRHR track running from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM (GMT+3). To register for this track, please click the link: Register Now
- The road to gender justice: The story of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, a Gender Justice and Women’s Rights track running from 8:30 AM- 10:00 AM (GMT+3). To register for this track, please click the link: Register Now
- Women’s rights and Islam: Teachings vs Realities, a Gender Justice and Women’s Rights track running from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (GMT+3). To register for this track, please click the link: Register Now
- Freedom of Religion and Belief: Women Perspective from Women of Faith in Africa, a track that will run from 10:30AM – 12:00AM (GMT+3). To register for this track, please click the link: Register Now
- Orange the world: End violence against women now!, a Gender Justice and Women’s Rights track running from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (GMT+3). To register for this track, please click the link: Register Now
- Alternative Theological Narratives that Support Pluralism, Understanding, Tolerance and Respect to Counter Radicalisation and Violent Extremism track running from 2:00PM – 3:30PM (GMT+3). To register for this track, please click the link: Register Now
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For more information about the convention, please contact any of the following Faith to Action Network secretariat staff members: