Religions for Peace, the world’s most representative multi-faith organisation, is pleased to announce the inaugural Women of Excellence in Multi-Religious Action Award! Women of faith are the backbone of all faith communities and religious institutions but are rarely recognised for their efforts. Religions for Peace understands the importance of recognising and amplifying the work of women of faith and women-led initiatives, as they are often overlooked in the fields of peacebuilding and interfaith cooperation. Through this award, Religions for Peace aims to highlight and bring attention to the crucial role that women of faith play in creating lasting change in their communities and beyond.
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Multi Religious Prayer for Peace and Compassion
Religions for Peace and the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations are honoured to convene our partners, leaders, members, and all those dedicated to multi-religious collaboration and service for its annual Multi-Religious Prayer for Peace, online, on 7 February 2023.
Religions for Peace Australia: Year in Review
Year 2022 saw relaxation of the pandemic restrictions, and the emergence of conflict in Ukraine. There was a strong response from religious leaders in Australia. Living the Change, taking care of the environment and sharing faith community responses to domestic violence were activities that Religions for Peace Australia took up during Year 2022.
Webinar: Religions and Ecological Civilization: Harmonious Coexistence between Human and Nature
The China Committee on Religion and Peace (CCRP) and Religions for Peace International jointly invite you to attend the 3rd International Seminar on Religions and Ecological Civilization: Harmonious Coexistence between Human and Nature on Wednesday, December 21, 2022. Presentations will be made by members of the Asian Conference on Religion and Peace, and Religions for Peace Australia.
At a Crossroads: A Multireligious Intergenerational Response to the Social and Environmental Crises
Religions for Peace, in partnership with Manresa City Council and Religions for Peace-Spain-GTER, invite you to virtually participate for the event, “At a Crossroads: A Multireligious Intergenerational Response to the Social and Environmental Crises,” from 28-30 November 2022. This event is open to the Public.
Invitation to attend COP27 Side Event– Realizing Ambition through Ethical, Intergenerational and Multisectoral Responses to Climate Crises
We are pleased to invite you to the side event at COP27 “Realizing Ambition through Ethical, Intergenerational and Multisectoral Responses to Climate Crises” taking place on Wednesday, 9 November 2022, from 15:00—16:30 EET at Room 6 – Osiris Room, located in the Blue Zone. You may also attend online with a Youtube link.
Faithful Peace: Why the Journey to Build Resilience is Multi-Religious
Religions for Peace and the Standing Commission on Interreligious Education are proud to launch our latest publication, Faithful Peace: Why the Journey to Build Resilience is Multi-Religious.
With Christian, Hindu, Indigenous, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh theologies, perspectives, and insights, this brilliant and enlightening piece of work explores the importance of multi-religious engagement and why this effort to bring people of all faiths and traditions together, can and does create a more peaceful world.
Prof. Azza Karam, Secretary General and Editor-in-Chief, as well as Programme Officer of Partnerships and Interreligious Education, Dr. Karen Leslie Hernandez and Editor of this publication, invite you to read, learn, think, and thrive in these multi-religious viewpoints from eight Interreligious Education Standing Commission members including – Dr. Pritpal Kaur Ahluwalia, Dr. Luigi De Salvia, Ms. Pascale Frémond, Dr. Johannes Läehnemann, Dr. Anantanand Rambachan, Dr. Lilian J. Sison, Dr. Nayla Tabbara, and Rabbi Dr. Burton Visotzky.
Forgiveness Forum: Where Spirituality and Science Meet
On 26 October, Religions for Peace in partnership with the Templeton World Charity Foundation will bring together key changemakers for a thought-provoking conversation about the power of forgiveness through not only a spiritual lens, but a scientific lens, as well.
Nasr Book Prize Symposium
Religions for Peace and the Ansari Institute of Notre Dame University will be awarding three Multi-Religious Peacemakers who have provided leadership and contributed to global efforts for peace. This is an online event on Tuesday 4 October. Your participation is invited.
Tasmania – March 2022
We know the thoughts and prayers of all of you are going out to everyone who is suffering in our wounded world just now, both internationally and here in Australia. The power of interfaith prayer is needed as much as ever to support all those facing loss and difficulties. Religions for Peace will be conducting online prayer in the near future.
Statement on the Ukraine
Religions for Peace International has issued a statement on the Ukraine. This statement is supported by the Catholic Bishops of Ukraine and Poland, the World Council of Churches, and the United States National Bishops’ Conference.
Religions for Peace and United Religions Initiative
Leading global organizations Religions for Peace International (RfP) and United Religions Initiative (URI) will collaborate on vital peacebuilding action around the world.
Faith and Diplomacy
As 2021 draws to a close, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and Religions for Peace are joining forces to host a discussion on the nexus between faith and diplomacy, in 2022 and beyond. The consultation will take place on Friday, 10 December 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET (in the USA)
An Urgent Appeal to De-escalate Violence on the Streets in Myanmar
There is no free media in Myanmar. As Australia is a member of Religions for Peace Asia, we reproduce an International Appeal to de-escalate violence on the streets of Myanmar. Human life – and Human Rights must be honoured and respected in Myanmar for a return to a peaceful nation.
International Statement on Unfolding Events in Myanmar
Religions for Peace International is in solidarity with the people of Myanmar. Just as this organisation, convening faith leaders and institutions for over half a century, prays together for the healing of this nation, it condemns any and all efforts which subvert the democratic will of its peoples.
Sacred People, Sacred Earth: Statement
On 18 November, in six multi-faith TEDx events around the globe, people of faith and conscience at the grassroots are kicking off organizing for the biggest-ever faith-climate day of action – Sacred People, Sacred Earth. What follows is the statement of Sacred People, Sacred Earth.
Not in Our Name, Never in Our Name: A Conversation with Muslim Faith Leaders Echoing the Wisdom of a Pontiff
Muslims – leaders, laypeople, communities, and multiple institutions – have condemned, continue to condemn and will always condemn violence in the name of their faith. As the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed Al-Tayeb said on October 20: “As a Muslim and being the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, I declare before Almighty God that I disassociate myself, the rulings of the religion of Islam, and the teachings of the Prophet of Mercy, the Prophet Muhammad, from such heinous terrorist act and from whoever would embrace such deviant, false thought.
FAITH FOR NATURE: Multi-faith action
Faith for Nature: Multi-Faith Action is a global event designed to lay the foundation for inter-faith collaboration for sustainable and regenerative development to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The concept and objectives of this conference will be in support of the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly to be held in February 2021 in Nairobi with the overall theme “ Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”. The Faith for Nature Conference will have the following objectives and outcomes:
A) Identify the relevance and way forward in mobilising values, ethics, spirituality and faith-based action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
B) Empower faith-based organisations in taking action for the Sustainable Development Goals and to cooperate for sustainable and regenerative development, with a view to endorsing the establishment of a global Faith for Earth Coalition. Religions for Peace Australia will be participating in this event, giving Report from the Asia and Australia Hub.