At the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, May 2016, the unique role and capabilities of religious actors to humanitarian response was highlighted in a Special Session on Religious Engagement, a Pre-Meeting of Religious Groups, JLI & Soka Gakkai International’s Side Event on the evidence for religious groups’ contributions to humanitarian response, and many other side events.

JLI is maintaining this webpage ( to continue the energy mobilized at the World Humanitarian Summit on engaging religious actors, particularly local faith communities, for more effective and localized humanitarian response.

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WHS Religious Resourcing for Humanitarian Efforts 

Signatories to the WHS Charter for Change- Faith-based organizations

WHS Media

JLI & Soka Gakkai International Side Event on Evidence for Religious Groups’ Contributions to Humanitarian Response


WHS Special Session on Religious Engagement Photo Gallery

JLI & Soka Gakki International Side Event Photo Gallery

JLI YouTube Playlist for WHS

Twitter Conversation around #FaithWHS:




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