How can we address religious inequalities in post‑COVID-19 transition?

23rd June 2020

Join the Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) online to hear from UK Special Envoy on FoRB and our international panel of experts discuss religious inequalities and Covid-19.

Despite much of humanity being faced with one of its worst pandemics for over a century, Covid-19 has not been a great equaliser. Pre-existing vulnerabilities have been exposed and social, economic, gender and religious inequalities have been exacerbated. If we do not address these inequalities now, the situation could be dramatically worse for religious minorities around the world in the wake of Covid-19 and its manifold consequences. So, what can be done?

Join the CREID programme online to hear from our international panel of experts and those experiencing the impacts of Covid-19 in Iraq, Nigeria and Pakistan.

Register here on Eventbrite.

Keynote: Rehman Chishti, UK Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief

Chair: Mariz Tadros, Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID)/Institute of Development Studies


  • Fatima Suleiman, Islamic Counselling Initiative of Nigeria
  • Salam Omer, KirkukNow (Iraq)
  • Ali Abbas – HIVE (Pakistan)

Discussants: Mike Battcock, DFID, and Marie-Juul Petersen, Danish Institute for Human Rights

The Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) provides research evidence and delivers practical programmes which aim to redress the impact of discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief, tackle poverty and exclusion, and promote people’s wellbeing and empowerment.

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