The Faith for Social and Behaviour Change Initiative aims to promote more focused, systematic and at-scale engagement with Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs).


Faith-Based communities play a critical role in influencing positive social and behavior change that improves the lives of marginalized children, youth, women and families.

The initiative is committed to strengthening  engagement with faith actors through:


Evidence Reviews 

Case Studies 

Programming Frameworks

Technical Guidance 

Capacity Development 

Knowledge Exchange 



ED Fore Discusses #FaithInAction with Global Business Leaders

NEW YORK, 22 October 2020 - With communities in every country of the world affected by COVID-19, the pandemic has disrupted decades of progress that has been made globally with households being pushed back into poverty and facing food shortages and loss of employment. Children, especially the most marginalized, are impacted severely. Millions are out of school with the majority unable to benefit from distance learning; Children’s health and protection at risk because of increased stress and mental health problems, incidence of child abuse in the home and disrupted services such as immunization and child welfare.

​​​​​​​With the historic signing of the #FaithInAction global call to action by UNICEFs Executive Director Henrietta Fore with Religions for Peace and 13 of its senior-most diverse religious leaders at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and roll-out of the partnership initiative, there has been increasing interest amongst the development community to consider more strategic engagement with religious leaders and faith communities ... 

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In Rwanda, children sit in a Circle of Dialogue to discuss important social issues such as health, hygiene, sanitation and HIV.

What is FPCC? Faith and Positive Change for Children, Families and Communities (FPCC), is a partnership consortium of UNICEF, Religions for Peace (RfP) and Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI). The platform works through RfP’s national inter-faith councils, Women-of-Faith networks and interfaith youth Councils, in collaboration with a wide range of local faith-based organizations.