• “They may be one” (John 17:22), “You may know one another” (Surah 49:13), faith leaders in Yumbe say

    Training of Trainers, Yumbe Town Council, October 2018 Yumbe Town Council, Uganda; 4 December 2019 (F2A) – Since September 2018, local faith leaders work together closely in Uganda’s Yumbe district….


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  • Uganda Churches use Scriptures to end FGM

    Nairobi, KENYA; 31 August 2019 (Lorna Andisi) – The Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC), its member churches (Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox) and the Inter-religious Council of Uganda are working to eradicate FGM through their religious leaders.


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  • Youth play together, dance together and work together, in Kukulu sub-county, West Nile

    Kululu, Uganda 2 December 2019 (F2A) – Since September 2018, Uganda Joint Christian Council and Muslim Centre for Justice and Law have promoted collaboration between youth of different faith, using an…


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  • Workshop in Uganda: The road to financial sustainability

    Jinja, Uganda, 22 November 2019 (F2A) – An African proverb puts it to the point:  If you have your hands in another man’s pocket, you have to move as he moves.” This situation of financial…


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  • Multiple campaigns share experiences on gender justice programming

      Nairobi, KENYA, 30 November 2018 (F2A) – Atleast five ongoing initiatives shared a single forum to showcase their achievements in advocating for gender justice across Africa. The initiatives mostly run by faith-based organisations included Side by Side…


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  • Faith Leaders Say Access to Information and Education Will Empower East African Youth

    Faith to Action Network partnered with PRB to offer Eastern African faith leaders, health workers and young people a voice. An all-new video and policy brief describe their support for policies enabling improved access to age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health information and education in Eastern Africa. The East African Community is home to 38 million youth between the ages of 15 and 24.  Youth have different health needs than adults and require health services that are friendly to these needs. Faith leaders play a vital role to youth in their communities, including sharing SRH information, and faith communities are united in their desire to support youth as the region’s next generation of leaders. Because of faith leaders’ work in local communities, they are intimately familiar with the challenges that youth face, such as girls losing out on education because of adolescent pregnancies and the health risks faced by these young mothers’ children. Leaders from different faiths recognize that their counseling for young people must include providing youth with SRH information and education that is appropriate and relevant to their age and development. Many of them support harmonization of policies on youth SRH in the region. Both the video and the factsheet call on decisionmakers to Engage with faith leaders, who can be effective SRH policy champions in their communities and a valuable resource to decisionmakers; to enact a new East African SRH bill to promote the health and wellbeing of East African youth and build human capital. Video: Faith Leaders Say Access to Information and Education Will Empower East African Youth https://youtu.be/aTFBeyGF0_0 Brief: Faith Leaders Say Access to Information and Education Will Empower East African Youth Video: Young people’s health challenges https://youtu.be/sNwu8qJS0VE Video: Faith Leaders Are Champions For Youth https://youtu.be/l6npiIvyIIQ Video: Faith Leaders Can Be Partners https://youtu.be/ciqJnZIxApA Video: Responding to young people’s needs https://youtu.be/vqfwL5ZCpfg


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  • Conflict analysis and mediation: strengthening faith leaders’ capacity in Eastern Africa

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (6 October 2018) – Faith to Action Network facilitated sessions of a conflict analysis and mediation workshop hosted by the…


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  • Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa makes an institutional commitment to promote family planning

    In 2017, the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) adopted a resolution on family health and family planning services and information. This resolution was shared with all the 13 provinces, dioceses and…


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  • In Uganda’s Kyenjojo district, interfaith advocacy results in 7,029 new family planning clients between 2015 and 2017

    Kyenjojo is a Ugandan district where Western Uganda FBO network (WUFBON) advocates in support of family planning. Between 2015 and 2017, the district’s total number of family planning clients increased by about 50% from 14,987…


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