Webinar Religious Leaders and the Global Compact on Refugees: Bringing Faiths Together to Ensure No One is Left Behind

With 80% of people in the world saying they are driven by spiritual values of some kind, the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) identifies faith-based actors as potential contributors to peaceful co-existence between displaced people and their hosting communities.

Join us on 19 November for a webinar organized by UNHCR, PHAP, and Religions for Peace which will look at how this role can be further strengthened. We will explore examples of multi-religious efforts to promote protection and solutions for the forcibly displaced, refugees, and stateless and internally displaced persons and how these can be scaled up in collaboration between faith leaders, governments, and other stakeholders.

The webinar will take the form of a discussion with members of the Multi-Religious Council of Leaders. To foster greater collaboration with faith leaders in the build-up to the next Global Refugee Forum in 2023, UNHCR and Religions for Peace formed the Council, which held its inaugural meeting earlier this year. The discussion will be led by Prof. Azza Karam, Secretary General of Religions for Peace, and Ms. Gillian Triggs, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, will provide opening and closing remarks.

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Moderation and opening/closing remarks

Prof. Azza Karam Secretary General of Religions for Peace
Ms. Gillian Triggs UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection

Multi-Religious Council of Leaders

H.E. Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam Secretary General of the Higher Committee on Human Fraternity, Egypt
H.E. Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar Sultan of Sokoto, Sultanate of Sokoto, Co-President, Religions for Peace, Nigeria
H.E. Metropolitan Emmanuel Adamakis Elder Metropolitan of Chalcedon
Ms. Emina Frljak Youth for Peace, Religions for PeaceInternational Youth Committee, Religions for Peace, Bosnia Herzegovina
Ms. Malka Izbitzki Israelite Tribune, Branch of the Central Committee of the Jewish Community of Mexico, Religions for Peace, Mexico
H.E. Archbishop Dr. Antje Jackelen Lutheran Archbishop of Uppsala, Co-President, Religions for Peace, Sweden
Rabbi Rick Jacobs President, Union for Reform Judaism, Honorary President, Religions for Peace, United States
The Venerable Phra Medhivajirodom UNHCR’s Patron for Compassion, Thailand
Rev. Kosho Niwano President Designate, Rissho Kosei Kai; Co Moderator, Religions for Peace, Japan
Grand-Father Dominique Rankin Algonquin Hereditary Grand Chief, Co President, Religions for Peace, Canada
Imam Sayed Razawi Director General/Chief Imam, Scottish Ahlulbayt Society, European Council of Religious Leaders ECRL RfP, United Kingdom
Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh Chairman, Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha, Co-President, Religions for Peace, United Kingdom
Prof. Dr. Said Aqil Siradj Chairman, Nahdlatul Ulama, Co-President, Religions for Peace, Indonesia
CH.H. Shri Shri Sugunendra Teertha Swamiji Abbot, Sri Puthige Matha Monastery, Co-President, Religions for Peace, India
Dr. Nayla Tabbara Co-Founder, Adyan Foundation, Co President, Religions for Peace, Lebanon
Ms. Nageeba Hassan Tegulwa National Coordinator Women’s Affairs Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, Uganda
H.E. Archbishop Buti Tlhagale first Metropolitan Archbishop, Johannesburg, South Africa
H.E. Bishop Elias Toumeh Greek Orthodox Bishop of Wadi Nasara , Religions for Peace, Syria
H.E. Pastor Henri Yé President, Inter Religious Council of Burkina Faso, Religions for Peace, Burkina Faso