EFSA Institute

The EFSA Institute is an ecumenical institute that promotes dialogue and consensus between different sectors and role-players on the challenges facing our diverse society.

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PaRD Virtual Forum - 3-4 Sept 2020

Due to the on-going COVID 19 pandemic a virtual forum will be held and an in-person Annual Forum and General Assembly of Members is scheduled for 31 Aug to 3 Sep 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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The NRASD is a network of religious groups with the aim of fostering the role of religious organisations in social development projects.

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International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) Annual Forum General Assembly of Members

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Zweli Mkhize Deputy Minister of DIRCO Hon. Alvin Botes, PaRD Co-chair Mr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer, PaRD Co-Chair Ms. Kirsten Evans Leadership of Faith Based Organisation Leadership of All Faiths Members of the International Partnership on Religious and Sustainable Development Panelists and Speakers Members of the Media All Religious Communities,…

Tsantsabane Cares: A Faith Alliance Addresses COVID-19 in Tsantsabane Municipality, South Africa

By: Renier Koegelenberg & Katherine Marshall South Africa’s population faces multiple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. A state of emergency has been in effect, with a national lockdown, since March 26, 2020. This has caused great disruption to everyone, especially the most vulnerable. Many face immediate hunger and the threat of starvation. Children in poor…

A Discussion with Dr. Renier Koegelenberg, Executive Director of Ecumenical Foundation of Southern Africa (EFSA)

Background: Dr. Renier Koegelenberg is a leader in efforts to promote both ecumenical and interfaith cooperation on a broad development agenda, but especially on public health, across Southern Africa. The programs he supports focus on demanding partnerships including, among others, mining companies and churches. The theme running through his work is expanding access to public health…