Religions for Peace, together with the World Council of Churches, the Mennonite Central Committee, the American Friends Service Committee, and the Quaker United Nations Office, yesterday co-sponsored a dialogue among prominent religious and political leaders that explored the central role of religious communities in tackling global challenges and building peaceful societies.
Press Release: Religions for Peace Leadership Engages in High-Level Multi-Religious Dialogue in Madrid and at Yale
Religious leaders of different faiths from Religions for Peace took lead roles at two historic inter-faith dialogues: the “Common Word” dialogue from 24–31 July at Yale University in New Haven, USA; and the meeting hosted by the Muslim World League on 16–17 July in Madrid, Spain.
Press Release: Religious Leaders of Different Faiths in the Middle East, North Africa Commit to Building Peace in the Region
Religious leaders of different faiths from Religions for Peace forged a consensus to build peace in the Middle East and North Africa region. They launched the Middle East and North Africa/Religions for Peace.
Senior leaders of different faiths from Religions for Peace called on the Group of 8 (G8) governments to take bold action to address violent conflict and climate change.
Press Release: Inter-religious Council–Sri Lanka Meets President, Calls for National Unity on Good Governance and Human Rights
Senior Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Christian leaders, representing the newly formed Inter-religious Council of Sri Lanka—Religions for Peace, met today with President Mahinda Rajapaksa to call for good governance and human rights in the midst of the government’s intensifying military campaign against the separatist military organization, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, a Co-President of Religions for Peace, hosts religious leaders of different faiths and International Trustees at Lambeth Palace.
It is with deep sadness that Religions for Peace learned today of the passing of its Co-President, Dr. Nirmala Deshpande, at the age of 79 in New Delhi, India. Dr. Deshpande was affectionately known to those who worked with her as “Didi.” She was an early member of Religions for Peace in India.
Press Release: Leaders of Different Faiths Inaugurate Historic Religions for Peace Inter-religious Council-Sri Lanka
Senior religious leaders of diverse faiths from around the world—Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and Christian—launched the groundbreaking Religions for Peace Inter-religious Council (IRC)–Sri Lanka in Kandy and war-torn Trincomalee on 28 April and 30 April 2008, respectively.
As crises continue in the three Southern provinces—Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat—Religions for Peace in partnership with World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) and Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), organized a high-level multi-religious delegation to the Southern Thailand on 22–23 April 2008.
Senior leaders of different faiths from Religions for Peace joined an international movement to help ban cluster bombs, which—like landmines—kill and maim innocent civilians indiscriminately.