Date(s) - 02/06/2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs
The COVID-19 emergency is disrupting the ongoing strategies and programs of leading international faith-inspired organizations. Many are responding directly to varying dimensions of the COVID-19 emergency while at the same time maintaining their focus on critical development priorities. This webinar will focus on how the pandemic challenges are seen across Asia-Pacific countries. What are the new programs and processes that respond to the current crisis? How are continuing programs faring? Has the promised effort to reimagine a post-COVID-19 world begun?
In this conversation, four leaders of faith-inspired development organizations (bios on the event page) reflected on specific experiences, focusing on the particularly faith-inspired pieces of their work (for example, mobilization of faith communities for crisis response). This added important perspectives to the Religious Responses to COVID-19 series, which has been examining religious adaptation to COVID-19 since early March. Dr. Olivia Wilkinson, director of research at the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities and a co-organizer of the project, moderated the discussion.