The World Conference of Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world's great religions who are dedicated to achieving peace. Respecting cultural differences while celebrating our common humanity, Religions for Peace is active on every continent and in some of the most troubled places on earth, creating multi-religious partnerships that mobilize the moral and social resources of religious people to address their shared problems.
Religious communities are, without question, the largest and best-organized civil institutions in the world today, claiming the allegiance of billions of believers and bridging the divides of race, class, and nationality. They are uniquely equipped to meet the challenges of our time: resolving conflicts, caring for the sick and needy, and promoting peaceful co-existence among all peoples.
Based upon deeply held moral principles widely shared by the world’s faith traditions, Religions for Peace advances a positive notion of peace that acknowledges that the well-being of each person is related to the well-being of all. This notion of peace is multi-dimensional, recognizes the responsibility to reject the misuse of religion in support of violence and includes the need to: