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Faith Without Borders: Partnerships of Governments and Catholic Organizations to Reduce Inequalities for the Post-COVID Era in Spain and Beyond
Monday, 12 July 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

Justice Coalition of Religious: Casa Generalizia della Societa del Sacro Cuore, Company of the Daughters of Charity, Congregation of the Mission, Congregation of Notre Dame, Congregations of St. Joseph, Dominican Leadership Conference, Fondazione Proclade Internazionale-Onlus, Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Loreto Generalate,International Presentation Association, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Passionists International, Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Salesian Missions Inc., School Sisters of Notre Dame, Sisters of Charity Federation, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries, UNANIMA International

Leaders from the UN system, Spanish civil-society networks, and the global community of Catholic Religious will offer perspectives on the role of Religious NGOs in the achievement of the SDGs, through both monitoring and implementation alongside the most marginalised. Catholic Religious Sisters, Brothers, priests, and partners in mission will introduce good practices they have been implementing as a contribution to the achievement of SDG 10 as it intersects with SDGs 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 16. Practitioners will also offer observations and recommendations to help guide leaders toward new strategies and partnerships with the capacity to accelerate SDG achievement while leaving no one behind.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Miguel Ángel Moratinos, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
  • Carlos García Paret, Futuro en Común (Spanish civil-society SDG monitoring network)

    Practices to be highlighted will offer effective strategies for reduction of inequalities in the context of COVID-19 response and recovery. They will include:

  • Salesians in Haiti: Creation & adaptation of academic & skills training content for distance training during pandemic using a training platform has been designed with support from Spanish National Development Agency (AECID) and Madrid Regional Government (SDGs 4/8/10)
  • Sisters Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Benito Menni) in Mozambique: Strengthening and expansion of care in the field of mental health and disability in the context of COVD-19 at Mahotas Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center, which was founded by AECID and is dedicated to the rehabilitation of children, youth and adults with disabilities and mental health problems (SDGs 3/5/10)

  • United Nations