Q&A: Faith Groups as Partners in Development

September 20, 2013
By Thalif Deen
Inter Press Service News Agency

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - The United Nations is considered one of the world’s most secular institutions, with 193 member states representing peoples of different faiths and cultures and professing religious and agnostic beliefs.

Still, faith-based organisations (FBOs) continue to play a vital role in a wide range of issues on the U.N.’s political, social and economic agenda, including human rights, population, food, health, education, children, peacekeeping, disarmament and refugees.