Co-convened by the World Health Organization, UNICEF and Religions for Peace, Webinar 2 Part 2

The role & impact of faith actors in overcoming barriers to COVID-19 vaccination

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 14:00-15:15 Geneva; 08:00-09:15 Washington DC; 17:30-18:45 Delhi, India

WHO, UNICEF and Religions for Peace are pleased to invite you to the second webinar in the series. This webinar will explore some of the challenges and barriers to vaccine uptake within a faith context and highlight examples from different faith traditions
where faith actors have led on global and national action to promote COVID-19 vaccine uptake and overcome vaccine hesitancy.


  • Rev Canon Rachel Carnegie, Executive Director, Anglican Alliance
  • Rev. Megumi Wada, Director,
    International Interreligious Cooperation; Rissho Kosei-kai, Japan; and
    Co-Chair of RfP International Women’s Coordinating Committee
  • Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, Ataché,
    Permanent Mission of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva and Secretary
    General, International Catholic Migration Commission 
  • Priestess Beatriz Schulthess, President, Indigenous Peoples Ancestral Spiritual Council; Honorary President, Religions for Peace, Indigenous, Costa Rica


  • Rev. Dr. Sivin Kit, Program Executive for Public Theology & Interreligious Relations, The Lutheran World Federation
  • Dan Irvine, Senior Director Health and Nutrition, World Vision International


Participants will be able to submit questions during the webinar by using Zoom’s “Q&A” feature. You may also submit them in advance by sending them to Sarah Hess: [email protected]

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