On Monday, the 18th of September, the Trilateral Partnership of Regional Faith-Based Networks for the SDGs held a high-level meeting during the SDG Summit, shining a light on the power of faith and collaboration to accelerate progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
At this inspiring gathering, leaders from various faith-based organizations, including Ambassador Paul Beresford-Hill, shared their insights and commitments to addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
One of the central themes of the meeting was the importance of food security and recognizing the divine in every human being. Ambassador Beresford-Hill eloquently expressed the responsibility faith-based organizations feel to provide nourishment, both physically and spiritually, to those in need. This commitment to feeding the hungry and caring for the marginalized resonates with the core values of many faith traditions.
Furthermore, the Ambassador’s call to action resonated with the broader mission of the meeting. He addressed the issue of unequal access to food, stressing that there is enough food in the world to feed every person. What stands in the way are barriers, including conflicts and geopolitical divisions. His plea to the United Nations Security Council to focus on removing these obstacles echoes the aspirations of many who seek a more equitable and just world.
Photo: Adrina L. Gómez (left Araif Yusuff, the Interim CEO of Islamic Relief USA)