Faith-based Organizations and Religious Leaders: Essential Partners in Humanitarian Action

Faith-based Organizations and Religious Leaders: Essential Partners in Humanitarian Action

Should the ICRC be talking to religious circles and, if so, how can the organization do it without compromising its neutral humanitarian mission? From Iraq to the Vatican, from Mexico to Jerusalem, from the Central African Republic to Bangladesh, the ICRC is engaging with religious leaders and faith-based organizations. The ICRC adviser for global affairs, Ronald Ofteringer, explains why it is essential to further enforce protection and respect for people and communities affected by conflict and violence.

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