Nuclear abolition resource launched at 9th World Assembly
Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 November 2013 07:33 )
Religions for Peace, at its annual assembly in Vienna 20-22 Nov 2013, declared the use of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction as immoral and launched a Nuclear Disarmament Resource Guide for Religious Leaders and Communities.
Address by Patriarch Bartholomew to the 9th World Assembly
Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 November 2013 07:14 )
Ecumenical Patriach of Constantinople, Patriarch Bartholomew I addessed the Ninth World Assembly of Religions for Peace on Mobilizing Action for Human Dignity, Citizenship and Shared Well-Being.
World Assembly: Syrian Religious Leaders call for release of Bishops
At the 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace, Muslim and Christian Leaders Call for Common Action. Syrian religious leaders attending the 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace called for the release of two abducted bishops in Syria.
Ninth World Assembly: UNHCR Representative Addresses Human Values
UN High Commissioner for Refugees was represented by Volker Türk, UN Director of International Protection, who gave an address on the institution of asylum is founded upon fundamental human values.
UN Alliance of Civilizations Rep addresses World Assembly
Last Updated ( Friday, 22 November 2013 20:57 )
High Representative of the Alliance of Civilizations, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, addressed the Ninth World Assembly of Religions for Peace. Representative Nasser told that Religions for Peace and the Alliance of Civilisations have a common objective in serving the world by promoting peace, stability and harmony.
Global Religious Leaders Welcome the Other
Global Religious Leaders Welcome the Other
On November 20th, the 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace convened in Vienna, Austria. Here we bring you video from the Opening Day Press Conference.
Welcoming the Other through Conflict Prevention and Transformation
Last Updated ( Friday, 22 November 2013 08:43 )
Dr Gunnar Stålsett, Moderator of Religions for Peace Europe (European Commission of Religious Leaders) outlined the five steps to attaining peace and welcoming the other at the 9th World Assembly in Vienna.
UN Secretary General's Message to Ninth World Assembly
Last Updated ( Friday, 22 November 2013 19:48 )
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s sent one message, delivered by Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, to the Religions for Peace Ninth World Assembly.
Ninth Assembly - Secretary General's Opening Address
Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 November 2013 13:26 )
Secretary General's Opening Address
Dr William Vendley, in his opening address, expanded on three central points for consideration by delegates in understanding the scope of “Welcoming the other” at the 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace
Ninth World Assembly Begins
Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:40 )
Welcoming the Other
The 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace began on November 19, bringing together more than 600 religious leaders representing Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Indigenous, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Shinto, and Zoroastrian communities.
Interreligious dialogue in the teaching of the Catholic Church
Vatican City, 12 November 2013 (VIS) – A press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office this morning to present the book “Il Dialogo Interreligioso nell'Insegnamento Ufficiale della Chiesa Cattolica (1963-2013)” (“Interreligious Dialogue in the Official Teaching of the Catholic Church, (1963-2013)”).
Religions must avoid engendering a spirit of superiority or exclusion
Vatican City, 19 November 2013 (VIS) – Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, gave an address at today's inaugural session of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Centre for Inter-religious and Inter-cultural Dialogue (KAICIID). The centre is an independent organisation based in Vienna and founded by Saudi Arabia, Austria and Spain, to which the Holy See adheres in the role of Founding Observer.
Pre-Assembly events, Vienna
Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 November 2013 05:56 )
On 19 November members of the global networks of religious women and religious youth met in Vienna for pre - Assemblies to begin the work of the 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace .
Faith and Climate Change
Last Updated ( Monday, 18 November 2013 07:58 )
On Sunday 17 November, thousands of people around Australia have gathered to call for increased action in the cause of climate change. ABC Local interviewed leaders from three faith and climate change groups.
Follow the RfP World Assembly Online
Members of Religions for Peace - and all our guest website users may follow the 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace.
Asian Immigrants and Religion
Last Updated ( Friday, 08 November 2013 19:01 )
An international bilingual workshop on “Asian Immigrants and Religion” was held outside Seoul from October 22nd – 24th 2013, hosted by the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP), often known as Religions for Peace Asia. It was organized by ACRP’s Seoul Peace Education Center and sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Korean DMZ Conference of Interfaith Leaders
Last Updated ( Monday, 18 November 2013 08:01 )
For the first time in sixty years on October 26th, 2013, an international peace conference was held at the recently constructed DMZ Peace Conference Center and Plaza within the restricted zone and but fifty metres from the southern line of the demilitarized area within sight of the North Korean and South Korean observation points.
Where Judaism and Catholicism meet
THE Jewish Museum of Australia will launch a ground breaking new program, ‘The Jewish Context of the Life and Words of Jesus,’ on Thursday 14 November.
9th World Assembly
Last Updated ( Saturday, 16 November 2013 11:50 )
Since its first World Assembly in 1970, Religions for Peace (RfP) has convened representatives of the
world’s religious communities to foster collaborative action for Peace.
Integration of Immigrants into Societies:
Last Updated ( Monday, 18 November 2013 07:54 )
Prof. Des Cahill, Chair, Religions for Peace Australia, delivered the Keynote address in Seoul at the international workshop on “Asian Immigrants and Religion” sponsored by the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace, Seoul Peace Education Center on October 22nd, 2013
Multicultural and Multifaith Bendigo
Last Updated ( Monday, 18 November 2013 08:03 )
Prof. Des Cahill, Chair, Religions for Peace Australia, delivered the keynote address at the Bendigo Festival of Cultures on 1 October 2013
WCC joins campaign to protect climate refugees
As part of its work for the protection of climate refugees, the World Council of Churches (WCC) is joining an innovative campaign, 'Postcards from the Frontlines', aiming to achieve urgently needed recognition and protection for climate refugees around the world.
Nuclear Disarmament Resource Guide for Religious Leaders and Communities
New York, NY; 25 September, 2013: The President of the Republic of Costa Rica, H.E. Mrs. Laura Chinchilla Miranda, today launched the Religions for Peace Resource Guide on Nuclear Disarmament for Religious Leaders and Communities.
Multifaith Statement on Asylum Seekers
Multifaith Communities of Victoria have issued a statement on Asylum Seekers.
Harmony in the Workplace
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 August 2013 15:42 )
The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) has released a new series of factsheets, d aimed at encouraging greater awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity in Australian workplaces
ACRP Malang Meeting
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 September 2013 17:12 )
The Asian Conference of Religions for Peace met at the Muhammadiyah University in Malang in East Java on 7th – 10th June, 2013. The Malang Statement is the fruit of this meeting.
World Assembly Update
Religions for Peace will conduct the 9th World Assembly in Vienna, Australia, on 20 - 22 November 2013. The General Secretary, Dr William Vendley, gives account of the arrangements.
Melbourne: Festival of Tibet
The Tibetan Community of Victoria is holding their inaugural Festival of Tibet on the weekend of Saturday July 6th and Sunday 7th at the Fitzroy Town Hall.
Asian Conference Meeting
Prf. Des Cahill provides an account of the meeting of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace held at the Muhammadiyah University at Malang in East Java, Indonesia on 7th – 10th, June, 2013. Fifteen nations were represented at the meeting.
Integrating Human Rights Standards
Last Updated ( Monday, 27 May 2013 13:43 )
A report from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) calls for integrating human rights standards in post-2015 goals, saying discussion of the post-2015 development agenda is an “unmissable opportunity” to address lack of accountability and unfulfilled development commitments regarding the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
McDonalds, KFC, fast-food Hallal
HALAL food is now sold at a dozen McDonald's restaurants and bacon is off the menu at some KFC outlets to accommodate the religious sensitivities of Australia's growing Muslim population.
Multifaith SA - April 2013
The April 2013 meeting of the Multifaith Association of South Australia was held at the Unitarian Church on Osmaond Terrace, Norwood on 7 April March.
Freedom of Expression v. Respect for the Sacred
Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 May 2013 13:46 )
In a time of globalization and the new social media, there are many challenges to the freedom of expression, including when and particularly when the sacred is involved. This conference, held at the John Carroll University in Cleveland, was designed to foster dialogue and create understanding on an important issue in today’s world.
Multifaith Association of South Australia
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 May 2013 17:27 )
The July Multifaith Association of South Australia Meeting for March was held at the Unitarian Church on Osmaond Terrace, Norwood on 17th March.
Towards a Vision of a Peaceful and Sustainable Australia
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 May 2013 16:13 )
Towards a Vision of a Peaceful and Sustainable Australia: Quaker Voices has been
produced by the Quaker Peace and Earthcare Committees as a contribution to the
public discussion about the future of Australia.
Syria establishes Religions for Peace
A wide range of Syrian religious leaders convened in Istanbul to advance multi-religious cooperation for peace in Syria during a meeting, Syria for all Syrians. They committed themselves to the establishment of a Syrian Religions for Peace Council (RfP—Syria).
Australian Human Rights Commission
Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 April 2013 12:15 )
The Australian Human Rights Commission has launched a new website to provide a more modern platform for the web audience.
Pope Francis and U.N. Secretary Ki Moon Meet
Vatican City - Recognizing the important role each other plays on the global stage, Pope Francis and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Tuesday at the Vatican, discussing common efforts to promote peace and protect human dignity.
Q and A - Religion, Faith and Love
Last Updated ( Friday, 12 April 2013 11:25 )
Q and A - Religion, Faith and Love
ABC Television's Q and A program on Monday 1 April featured several faith leaders and an atheist discussing Faith and Love
Evaluating Interfaith Dialogue
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 April 2013 15:38 )
The United States Institute of Peace has produced a publication, What Works? Evaluating Interfaith Dialogue Programs.