There are many roles religious organizations can play, but also there are many roles that only religious organizations and faith-based organizations can play during disasters, told Yuka Saionji during an address during World Interfaith Harmony Week at United Nations.
We look to the UN and the organizations of the UN to help us pay more attention as we respond and give us the space to respond to spiritual needs during interfaith disaster relief operations, indicated Bill Canny of Catholic Relief Services at the UN.
The Role of Interfaith in Disaster
A workshop examining The Role of Interfaith in Disaster was held at ICRS Yogyakarta. Participants included UNOCHA, Muhammadiah, Karina KAS, Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI) and Pos Keadilan Peduli Ummat (PKPU).
Muslim Education Trust Students help out in Japan
Seven students from the Oregon Islamic Academy in Tigard recently returned to Portland, Oregon, after a week touring Japan and helping in the tsunami recovery effort.