Religions for Peace Statements on Covid-19

Religions for Peace International is a collaborative collective of religious leaders from many faiths – worldwide. Here, we present several statements on COVID-19 and the values that guide all peoples of faith.

A Joint Statement – Urgent Action Needed to Prevent COVID

Release Date: 26 March 2020

In times of unprecedented crisis where the enemy is intangible but deathly real, we need to listen to our faith leaders, armed with faith and science, and to our medical establishments, and our governments, and common sense – all of which guide us that temporarily staying away from public spaces – including temples, mosques, synagogues, churches, gurudwaras – to avoid the risk of infecting one another, may well be the most effective means of saving lives.


Statement by Religions for Peace on Coronavirus Crisis

Release Date: 19 March 2020

Beyond religious institutions and faith leaders, such a joint approach to face the current health crisis – and its severe economic and social implications – is also an individual responsibility. The “Faith for Rights” framework and its 18 commitments reach out to individual theistic, non-theistic, atheistic or other believers in all regions of the world to enhance cohesive, peaceful and respectful societies on the basis of a common action-oriented platform.


Standing Together in Spirit and with Actions: Religions for Peace Statement about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Release Date: 13 March 2020

As a global movement of religions working together for peace, many stand courageously at the frontlines of this challenge, selflessly offering care and support to the most vulnerable among us. The family of Religions for Peace, are with all in spirit, grateful for, and humbled by, the service to the human family.


Statements for Religions for Peace Affiliated Interreligious Councils (IRCs)
COVID-19 Crisis – An Interfaith Statement from RfP Australia

Release Date: 20 March 2020

Faith can be a sustaining force in this time of need, in this time of isolation. We commend to all Australians, especially those in partial or complete lockdown, to seek solace in (i) participating in livestreamed acts of worship, (ii) meditating and praying in the silence of their houses and apartments, (iii) praying before domestic altars, statues and sacred images, (iv) reading and reflecting on passages from the Holy Scriptures of one’s spiritual tradition and (v) doing spiritual reading.

In this way, we can all adjust to aloneness and loneliness. And reflect on life and its meaning.



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