Out of shared concern for the trauma and sorrow wrought by war, Religions for Peace and the International Christian Union of Business Executives (UNIAPAC) have come together to promote multi-religious collaboration in service of humanity. A multi-religious collaboration for World Peace will be held by way of Interfaith Prayer for World Peace on Tuesday, 21 June at 10 am EDT. All are invited to attend.
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Belonging – Affirmations for Faith Leaders
In April of 2021, Religions for Peace and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) launched the Multi-religious Council of Leaders to strengthen efforts to address conflict, displacement, support peace building, inclusivity and reconciliation. Today, Religions for Peace in partnership with the World Council of Churches (WCC), have released the Affirmations of Belonging for Faith Leaders. Religions for Peace is indebted to the co-stewardship of the WCC, a member of its governing board.
COP26 event urges partnership between religious, Indigenous leaders to save planet
There can be no solution to the climate crisis that does not recognize the rights and spiritualities of Indigenous peoples, according to religious leaders who gathered for the official COP26 side event ‘Making Peace with Nature.’
COP-26: Making Peace with Nature: Heeding the Call of Indigenous Peoples
At the COP 26 Climate Change Conference, Religions for Peace partnered with several organiations to present a side-event on listening to indigenous peoples, which is one of the articles of the Paris Agreement. “Making Peace with Nature: Heeding the Call of Indigenous Peoples” explores the role of #religious and #Indigenous leaders and how best to protect our planet, nature, and the climate. The Government of Norway will also be announcing its support for the next phase of the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative (@faiths4forests).
Diplomacy Roundtables at Faith & Diplomacy: Generations in Dialogue
Join Religions for Peace for our upcoming Conference of the World Council of Religious Leaders on Faith and Diplomacy: Generations in Dialogue. The hybrid in-person and virtual Conference is happening in Lindau, Germany on 4-7 October, 2021, and we welcome you to participate virtually.
Religions and Peace Online Course
The Institute for Economics & Peace, together with Religions for Peace, has produced a free, two-hour online course. The course includes five modules, including one that explores the relationships between religion and peace—and the value of inter-religious cooperation for peace.
Joint Initiative of Religions for Peace and World Council of Churches on Thursdays in Black campaign
The World Council of Churches (WCC) and Religions for Peace speak out against gender-based violence and commit to widen religious participation in the Thursdays in Black campaign.
1st Assembly on Women, Faith, and Diplomacy
Religions for Peace, partnering once again with Ring for Peace and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, is bringing you the 1st Assembly on Women, Faith and Diplomacy: Keeping the Faith and Transforming Tomorrow from 10-13 November 2020.
The Arc of Justice: The World’s Religions Launch Strategic Priorities for Peace
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.
Religions for Peace Launches 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.
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.
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.
Interfaith Rainforest Initiative
The Interfaith Rainforest Initiative announces that today, there is an urgent need for religious communities to work together to protect the world’s rainforests and the indigenous peoples who take care of them.
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.
International Day of Peace
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.
International: Statement of Solidarity
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.
Tasmania, March 2016
Although our planned gathering for March, to support the official opening of the UTAS Multifaith Centre and planting of a Peace Pole at UTAS has been postponed till later in the year. In the meantime, there are many events happening this month, which you may like to know about.
Tasmania, February 2016
The event intended for March, Religions for Peace (Tas) participation in the official opening of the UTAS Multifaith Centre and the planting of a Peace Pole nearby, has been postponed till later in the year, so there won’t be an event for March.