Faiths Act is a global movement working to combat malaria and extreme poverty through interfaith action.
Throughout the year, the Faiths Act Fellows, Anna Siu and Davina Finn, will be working with a student committee at the University of Toronto, to bring together students of all different faiths and philosophies through social action, particularly around the issues of Malaria and Extreme poverty. They hope to promote interfaith collaboration and dialogue, raise awareness about global health issues and support research that aims to reduce death and poverty caused by malaria. The Faiths Act Fellows hope to change the picture of how religion is viewed by the public; to show that faith can and should be used as a Force for Good! A full description about the roles of the Faiths Act Fellows at the University of Toronto can be found here.
The Faiths Act Fellows have identified a malaria research project at the University of Toronto led by Dr. Kevin Kain. This project is using medical innovation to creatively, efficiently and cost-effectively improve malaria treatment and delivery in Uganda. The Fellows and the Faiths Act Student Committee will be working to support and raise awareness about this project throughout the year. For more information about Dr. Kain’s research visit www.inouganda.com.
Additional information on the Global Faiths Act movement can be found at www.faithsactfellows.org.