The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is now taking place in Dubai, UAE, with leaders from 198 countries and regions discussing measures to address global warming. The main focus of the conference is to establish a concrete path toward the international goal of limiting the global average temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This is because there is concern that if the 1.5°C threshold is exceeded, the devastating effects of climate change on humanity, the earth and its ecosystems will result.
From 23 May – 25 May, the Executive Council of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace met in Davao, and engaged in the Mindanao Peace Forum. Delegates from nations in South East Asia and Oceania attended. The forum presented a concluding statement, Committing to Peace, Acting for Peace, Statement of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace Executive Council during the 2023 EC Meeting in Davao and the Mindanao Peace Forum
The overarching aim of Faith and Positive Change for Children, Families and Communities (FPCC) is to strengthen interfaith efforts at influencing positive social and behavioral changes of the most marginalized children, families and communities globally in order to improve child wellbeing. Religions for Peace Pakistan and the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace will conduct an online panel between Inter-religious panelilsts Online Campaign to Save Street Children’s Rights on December 19, 16:00 hours Pakistan Time.
Religions for Peace (RfP) Indonesia, in collaboration with Gita Santih Nusantara (GSN), will hold three series of webinars (August, October, December), with the theme : “Environmental Conservation for Peace”. Sub-theme : “Actualization of Religious Life in Developing a Caring Culture Environment in Society for Peace.” The first iteration will take place on Saturday, 13 June, 2022.
The Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (Religions for Peace Asia) conducted an Interfaith Prayer Service online on Thursday, 31 March 2022. Religious leaders from many nations in South East Asia participated. Here, the Moderator of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace gives the opening statement and Opening Prayer:
With its 21 member nations comprising more than half of humanity, the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP), now generally known as Religions for Peace Asia, will hold its Ninth General Assembly in Tokyo on 19 – 22 October 2021 online. This will be preceded by the Youth Pre-Assembly and the Women’s Pre-Assembly events. We give one overivew of the Ninth General Assembly.
Registration is now open for Asian Conference of Religions for Peace Ninth General Assembly! This will be an online event using Zoom. The conference is open to members of Religions for Peace and any interested persons. The conference theme is Asian Religious Communities in Action: Moving towards an Inclusive, Healthy, Prosperous, Peaceful Asia.
With its 21 member nations comprising more than half of humanity, the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP), now generally known as Religions for Peace Asia, will hold its Ninth Asian Assembly in Tokyo on 19 – 22 October 2021 online. This will be preceded by the Youth Pre-Assembly and the Women’s Pre-Assembly events.
Religions for Peace (Japan) has a special project division which continues to work for the abolition of nuclear weapons. There will be a virtual seminar on halting nuclear dependency, online, on September 12.
The Asia Pacific Women of Faith Network (APWoFN), one of ACRP’s significant networks, will hold a webinar on Human Trafficking. The webinar’s title: “The Reality of Human Trafficking in Asia: A Virtual Summit”. The webinar will take place online, on January 14-15, 2021 @ 12:00-14:30 (Japan Time) (2PM AEDT).
Religions for Peace Australia is a member of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace. The Deputy Convenor is Prof. Des Cahill, who is the Australian Chair of Religions for Peace. Prof. Cahill was involved in activities and negotiations with Religions for Peace Myanmar. Here, we consider the report of the United States International Committee on Religious Freedom Factsheet on Rohingya Refugees in Southeast Asia.
The Asian Conference of Religions for Peace, also known as Religions for Peace Asia, is the world’s largest regional body of religiously-inspired people working for peace, harmony and the well-being of people in their own countries, in the Asian-Pacific region. What follows is an account of the works of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace.