Religious leaders, faith-based organisations, and faith communities play a major role in saving lives and reducing illness related to COVID-19. They are a primary source of support, comfort, guidance, and direct health care and social service, for the communities they serve.
Faith leaders and faith communities can and do share health information to protect their own members and wider communities, which may be more likely to be accepted than from other sources. They can provide pastoral and spiritual support during public health emergencies and other health challenges and can advocate for the needs of vulnerable populations.
Faith institutions will need to not only continue to deal with the immediate crisis but they need to simultaneously be thinking about the future landscape of work post-Covid.
This conference will discuss and highlight some of the actions faith communities need to take to transition to a safer and more sustainable post-COVID-19 world.
Workshops will include:
- Income generation for Faith centres
- How to create a faith-based social entrepreneurship
- Safeguarding children at Faith organisations
- Funding for your group: how to write a grant proposal and what funders look for