As headlines increasingly link religion with violence, the EIAP unites religion with peace, in an effort to magnify the effectiveness of inter-religious peacebuilding. The PEC, with its global network of peacebuilding organizations and experts along with its experience in developing whole-of-community approaches to evaluate peacebuilding challenges, aims to support inter-religious action as a force for sustainable peace.
"At a time when religious differences are being used as fuel to fan the flames of violence, the role of faith-based initiatives and organizations in building peace could not be more crucial. Inter-religious action can play an important role in developing social cohesion – a key factor in building resilient, peaceful societies," according to Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) President & CEO Melanie Greenberg.
"We know that engaging faith leaders and communities is a powerful way to improve development outcomes," said GHR Foundation Chief Executive Officer& Chair Amy Rauenhorst Goldman. "We are pleased to support work that will help measure impact and ultimately result in increased funding by governments, aid agencies, faith-based groups, and local communities."
For more information on the PEC and the EIAP, including publication links, please visit AfP's peacebuilding evaluation page.