The Arc of Justice: The World’s Religions Launch Strategic Priorities for Peace

Religions for Peace 10th World Assembly


As a growing public health crisis becomes increasingly urgent, prominent global actors and institutions, including the United Nations, are confronted by the realisation that all hands on deck are required to address the cross-cutting challenges faced by our world today. Another public health epidemic is but one of the major global challenges demanding coordinated and effective responses from diverse institutions, and civil society networks.

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Religions for Peace Launches 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

2020-2025 Strategic Plan (5 March 2020 | Global) The Religions for Peace (RfP) global movement launched its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, identifying and committing to six strategic goals to advance multi-religious collaborative action for peace: Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies; Gender Equality; Environment; Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion; Interreligious Education; and Global Partnerships.

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Climate Change: Faith groups at COP24 advocate for just transitions

Faith-based groups gathered on 2 December, the eve of the opening of the United Nations climate conference, in Katowice, Poland, for an Interfaith Talanoa Dialogue to take stock of the collective global efforts to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Religions for Peace Co-President On Charlottesville

Racist, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic views have no place in a society that cherishes freedom and liberty for all. The right to speak and to hold repugnant views is not a right to circumscribe the ability of others to live in peace and security.” – Rabbi Rick Jacobs, Co-President of Religions for Peace.

Responding to the violence in Charlottesville, Rabbi Rick Jacobs has turned to all people of goodwill to delegitimize racial hatred and reaffirm civil unity in the United States.

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Religious Leaders Address Migration and Sustainable Development Through Religious Values and Ethics

In response to the largest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War and one of the great ethical challenges of the 21st century, the third meeting of Ethics in Action addressed mass migration, emphasizing the underlying ethical principles that all communities affected by the refugee crisis share.

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International Day of Peace

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Religions for Peace will be partnering with many organisations worldwide on World Day of Peace, 2016. As we know, achieving a more peaceful world is a shared responsibility and it is only through our collective efforts, actions large and small, that we will persevere in creating a safer, more just world for all people.

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International: Statement of Solidarity

Religions for Peace On the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr (the conclusion of the month of Ramadan) Religions for Peace stands in soldarity will all practitioners of Islam and with all – in every faith and in every region on Earth – who seek tolerance, respect, understanding and harmony among the peoples of Earth. Secretary General William Vendley gives a message of solidarity.

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9th World Assembly – The Vienna Declaration

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Global religious leaders committed today to work together to resist hostility toward the “other” in their declaration: “Welcoming the Other – A Multi-Religious Vision of Peace.” The declaration, adopted on the last day of the Assembly, presents a framework for action going forward.

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World Assembly: Syrian Religious Leaders call for release of Bishops

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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.

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UN Alliance of Civilizations Rep addresses World Assembly

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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.

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