The diverse faith, government and foundation leaders, including Sr. Carol Keehan of the Catholic Health Association and Imam Mohamed Magid of the ADAMS Center, discussed the importance of the Papal visit, potential partnerships and a shifting focus on global development. The group found that a convergence of interests between Pope Francis, peacemaking funders and the U.S. government has the potential to make a concrete difference on development.
“We know we have to partner across faiths, but also across the private sector and the public sector to address complex issues," Goldman said during the session. "If we're stewarding our grant making capabilities, we have to address problems as creatively and intelligently as possible. That also means leveraging more funding, which is one of the advantages of looking at partnership."
GHR looks forward to continuing these valuable partnerships as we continue to listen, invest in locally driven solutions, apply global best practices and explore for strategic opportunities to scale success. To learn more about GHR’s work to advance peace and inter-religious collaboration, contact us.