The International Summit of Religious Youth Leaders on Disarmament for Shared Security was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 10 July 2009.
As many as 150,000 civilians are in grave peril, trapped between government military and the insurgent Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Tamil Tigers) forces on a small strip of land in Sri Lanka. Their living area is being shelled by the Sri Lankan military, and the Tamil Tigers are using them as human shields.
Press Release - Middle East / North Africa Council Calls for Re-start of Peace Process in the Holy Land
The Religions for Peace Middle East / North Africa Council met in Istanbul, Turkey, on 2-4 April 2009
Religions for Peace was among the 45 religious, interfaith, and value-based organizations from five continents that agreed to form a coalition to advance a “United Nations Decade for Inter-religious and Intercultural Dialogue, Understanding, and Cooperation for Peace.” Coalition members expressed the hope that the UN Sixty-Fourth General Assembly, which will begin its deliberations in September 2009, will approve a resolution establishing such a decade from 2011–2020.
The world's religious communities are committed to advancing peace with justice – a commitment that coincides with many areas of the United Nations (UN) agenda. Religions for Peace believes the time is ripe to foster further cooperation between the world’s religious communities and the UN. This was why Religions for Peace International, together with Religions for Peace Korea and its International Peace Corps of Religions program organized a one-day conference entitled ‘Advancing cooperation between the UN and world’s religions’ on December 16, 2008.
Press Release: Religious Leaders Pledge to Work with Government, Tamil Tigers in Humanitarian Crisis
Religious Leaders pledge to help civilians trapped in zones of conflict, facing "unbearable" conditions.
From the Secretary General: European Council of Religious Leaders Pledge to Help Ban Cluster Munitions
The Religions for Peace European Council of Religious Leaders committed together to help ban cluster munitions in Sarajevo.
Religious Leaders of Different Faiths Pledge with Heads of State to Help End Poverty and Achieve Millennium Development Goals
Senior religious leaders of different faiths from Religions for Peace on Wednesday confirmed their commitment to work together to help end dire poverty. Their voices were delivered to the High-level Event on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) convened by the United Nations Secretary-General and the President of the UN General Assembly yesterday.
Senior religious leaders of different faiths from Religions for Peace today pledged to help stop violence against women. They recognize this commitment as a moral imperative rooted in their respective religious traditions.