Webinar Episode 12: Contributions of Faith-Based Humanitarian Organizations

This webinar gathers experts with insight on faith-based humanitarian work in the pandemic. 

Webinar Summary

The discussion opens by inviting each of the panelists to remark on the unique way religion can help the global community come out of the crisis thriving in a new normal. The panel then turns to look at how faith-based organizations are working in disadvantaged communities and providing resources to support these communities in current and future needs, especially when it comes to limiting the contagion. Next, each panelist provides insight on how partnership and solidarity can be improved in the crisis. Participants then put forward questions to the panelists about how to keep religious antagonism from hindering faith-based humanitarian efforts. The webinar closes with questions on the role of faith-based organizations to combat misinformation. Experts Katherine Marshall, Sharon Eubank, and Marco Impagliazzo all weigh in to express both the challenges and opportunities before faith-based humanitarian efforts in the era of COVID-19.

Panelists

  • Sharon Eubank, President, Latter-day Saint Charities
  • Prof. Marco Impagliazzo, President, Comunit√† di Sant’Egidio
  • Prof. Katherine Marshall, Senior Fellow, The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs

Chair

  • Simona Cruciani, Political Affairs Officer, U.N. Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect