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At the heart level it would mean this: People respectfully appreciate others’ perspectives/worldviews, while also having the freedom to sensitively share their own, and to include/integrate their beliefs/values into the efforts for transformation and restoration. At the pragmatic level it would mean acknowledging and including faith-based organizations intentionally in UN efforts for wellbeing—and vice versa. This is not easy--getting everyone together (within the diverse faith-based sector itself, not to mention civil society, the academy, the private sector, and the UN system) to work cooperatively.
For some more perspectives and current examples related to the heart and pragmatic levels, see the article on the United Nations Interagency Task Force for Engaging with Faith-Based Organizations for Sustainable Development (aka UN Task Force on Religion and Development, 6 July 2015, Inter Press Service).” See also the training/interactive event to be held in Turin, Italy in November 2015, “Engaging with Faith-Based Organizations and Communities in Development and Humanitarian Work” (UN Strategic Learning Exchange). See also our special Global Integration Update from August 2015 on Faith-Based Partners in Transformation.