Pastors Training – church mobilization envisioning training to equip churches in holistic community outreach (in Lira, Uganda). Samaritan's PursePastors Training – church mobilization envisioning training to equip churches in holistic community outreach (in Lira, Uganda). Samaritan's Purse
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What is our goal?
The Joint Learning Initiative: Faith and Local Communities (JLI & FLC) works to greatly increase the quality and quantity of robust, practical evidence on the pervasive, but poorly understood and uncharted, role of local faith communities (LFCs) in community health and development.
We are working together to answer the question: "What is the influence and impact, both positive and negative, of LFCs on strengthening community mobilisation and systems in order to achieve holistic human health and development goals?"
Who are our targets?
With a focus on joint learning this ground-breaking, international collaboration is working to dill the evidence gap, providing practitioners, policy makers and donors with robust evidence and actionable policy and programmatic recommendations. This will influence policy, praxis and funding decisions, transforming the quality, effectiveness and impact of partnerships between LFCs and other development actors, affecting outcomes at all levels.
How do we work?
The JLI F&LC brings together a diverse group of practitioners, academics, faith leaders and other stakeholders in a joint-learning approach organised around 'Learning Hubs', each of which takes a specific sectoral focus.
Find out who we are.
Find out more about why we are focusing on the role of local faith communities.
Find out more about the evidence gap.
Find out more about our overall approach and goals.
Find our more about the Learning Hubs.