Welcome to the Mobilisation of Local Faith Communities Learning Hub
Key Question: What mechanisms & methods are there for engaging and mobilising local faith communities in development and humanitarian aid?
|Andrea Kaufmann, World Vision International
Director of Faith Partnerships
Many thanks to Catriona Dejean, Tearfund and Christo Greyling, World Vision International for their previous leadership in the Mobilisation of LFCs Hub.
Previous Hub WorkBackground on Large-Scale Approaches to Local Faith Capacity Building
Examples from the JLI Mobilisation of LFCs Hub participating in large-scale approaches to Local Faith Communities Capacity Building:
|Adventist Relief and Development||
|Saddleback Church PEACE Plan||
|International Care Ministries||
After a consultation with Mobilization of LFCs Hub, members suggested nine factors that predict change in capacity in a community:
- Personal transformation of faith leaders
- Using scripture as unlocking and key
- Combo of technical and practical and scripture
- Champions/ facilitators – trained and supported
- Local participation in analysis and monitoring
- Linkage w advocacy
- Intertwined envisioning by LFCs and communities
- Building of momentum overtime – learning from others, showcasing, continual refreshment
- “Right” balance of local asset based work with external support – harnessing existing community resources
Working from the above factors, they created a Theory of Change to examine assumptions about what success looks like and how we contribute to change; and specifically analyzed the role of faith, drawing on any existing evidence base.
Throughout the process, the members looked at both similarities and differences. The theory of change diagram captures the core underlying beliefs that the group hold in common, while the narrative explains the diagram, fills in more detail and highlights areas of debate and that need further learning and testing.
Currently the Hub is conducting a review of organisational learning from the learning hub members, please see the terms of reference here
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