MEDIA ADVISORY: Invitation to join livestream event & interview speakers

THE CRUCIAL ROLE OF LOCAL FAITH ACTORS DELIVERING THE GLOBAL COMPACT ON REFUGEES

WHEN: 10AM – 1PM Tuesday 18 JUNE 2019

WHERE: ISSAM FARES INSTITUTE, AUB, BEIRUT

                      KEY SPEAKERS: Ministry of Social Affairs Representative; UNHCR representative in Lebanon Mrieille Girard, Sheikh Hassan Dali Iftaa House, Bishop Elia Toumeh, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East, Ziad El Sayegh Middle East Council of Churches, World Vision, Save the Children.

Co-hosted by the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, World Vision, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Kaiciid Dialogue Centre, the Middle East Council of Churches, ACTAlliance and the Inter-religious Platform for Dialogue and Cooperation in the Arab World

The event was live streamed on World Vision Lebanon’s Facebook page

"The Role of Local Faith Actors in implementing The Global Compact on Refugees" – Panel Discussion

Posted by World Vision in Lebanon on Tuesday, 18 June 2019

BEIRUT, LEBANON JUNE 2019: Leading members from Lebanon’s diverse network of religious institutions met international humanitarian organisations Tuesday to discuss the crucial role which faith plays in responding to refugee crises.

The Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), agreed by the world at the end of 2018, acknowledges the role faith actors play in helping refugees and host communities all over the world, as well as in preventing conflicts from occurring in the first place.

However, the document is non-binding and the practicalities of how this can be done effectively still need to be agreed in many countries across the world.

Building a cohesive strategy in Lebanon, which houses one of the world’s largest refugee populations, will be imperative if the GCR is to be properly harnessed to help the more than 65 million refugees across the world and the countless more millions in host communities who are impacted by displacement from neighbouring communities.

A full PR with key findings and statements will be issued soon after the event.

This event is made possible by support from the Henry Luce Foundation

For more information please contact: [email protected]

Notes to Editors:

This event is the latest in a series organised by a coalition of global faith-based organisations and leading academics to generate awareness and dialogue on how local faith communities can and do complement the work of international humanitarian agencies and member states in implementing the full scope of the GCR.

See event page

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