Best practices

SEKEM, Egypt

As Best Practice, we present the Egyptian organization SEKEM. SEKEM aims to contribute to the comprehensive development of the individual, society and environment. A holistic concept encompassing integrated economic, social and cultural development forms the key SEKEM vision.

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Muslim action on climate change

Some 200 key Muslim leaders, scholars, civil society members and government ministries from Islamic civil society, made the unprecedented step of joining together to endorse a long term plan for action on climate change.

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JKMA, Indonesia

JKMA (Jaringan Kommunitas Masyarakat Adat, Aceh) strives for community development based on the social, cultural, religious, legal, economic and political capital of age-old regional customs, the so-called adat.

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Saahasee, India

Saahasee combines material and immaterial values in their development programs. Not only do they improve the economic situation of women and their families, but they also effectively support women

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BLESS, Egypt

As a bishopric established for the specific purpose of social ministry, rather than to serve the general needs of a single diocese, BLESS changed the structures of authority in the church. In particular, BLESS created conditions for the design and implementation of centralised programs to assist the needy.

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ARHAP, South Africa

ARHAP seeks to develop a systematic knowledge base of religious health assets (RHAs) in Sub-Saharan Africa to align and enhance the work of religious health leaders, public policy decision-makers and other health workers in their collaborative efforts to meet the challenge of disease such as HIV/AIDS, and to promote sustainable health, especially for those who live in poverty or under marginal conditions.

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CASM, Honduras

In the Choloma region in the North West of Honduras, social problems aggravated after the Mitch Hurricane in 1998. There was an amount of drugs and acohol abuse, unemployment, machismo, corruption and violence. Other social problems were: lack of respect for elder people, lack of education, and problems with values and virtues within families. CASM realised that churches are, in theory, social organisations that influence the behaviour of human beings and stimulate local development.

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PHREB, Bangladesh

PHREB fights to make human rights a Bangladeshi reality, with a focus on the rights of women and girls.

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