Religions for Peace Youth Leaders launched campaign addressing climate change

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Manila, Philippines. Religions for Peace Interfaith Youth Network renewed its commitment to addressing climate change through concerted efforts based on multi-faith cooperation in the 3rd Asian Religious Youth Peace Camp with the theme “Responding to the Marginalized Communities’ Vulnerability to Climate Change: Strengthening Common Actions and Empowering Asia-Pacific Interfaith Youth Leaders” on November 17th to 20th 2016.

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ACRP, A Movement for Peace

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              In Asia we are experiencing a plethora of new changes and developments. One of the most significant is the shift of the center of economic gravity from the West to the Asia-Pacific region. Asia is now considered as the world’s center of economic activity, and within that sphere, East Asia has emerged as the core of development. Our continent is considered to be the key area of growth, modernization and industrialization in our modern age. Of course, this attention has both negative and positive consequences. (more…)

2015 APIYN Youth Camp Video

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Videos by: Renz Christian Argao, Youth Coordinator of Religions for Peace Philippines
Edited by: Kenneth Roy Aranas, Executive Associate to Renz Christian Argao

Nepal Project Update

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ACRP Headquarters, December 2015.  Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP), in response to the devastating earthquakes in April and in May 2015 in Nepal, has set into motion the project “supporting earthquake survivors and advancing social cohesion through multi-religious cooperation”, with the partnership of Religions for Peace (RfP) International and RfP Nepal.

Responding to the joint appeal issued in early September 2015 by Dr. William Vendley, RfP International Secretary General, Rev. Yoshitaka Hatakeyama, RfP Asia Secretary General and the various ACRP National Chapters, ACRP and its networks have embarked upon a fund-raising campaign to carry out the tripartite project jointly agreed by RfP International, ACRP and RfP Nepal. (more…)

Message from the ACRP Secretary General

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Asia, home to 60% of the world’s population, occupies 30% of the world’s surface area. In this vast region, many civilizations have been born, thanks to favorable natural conditions, giving rise to diverse nations, cultures, and religions, allowing rich community and lives. (more…)

RfP-APIYN Cambodia Youth Camp Declaration

We, the members of the Religions for Peace (RfP) Asia & Pacific Interfaith Youth Network (APIYN) representing 50 multi-religious youth from 15 countries across the region have convened a youth camp, with the theme Multi-religious Youth Action to Overcome Violent and Non-Violent Religious Extremism on the 7th-9th of December 2015 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Asia & Pacific Youth Network (APIYN), the regional unit of the RfP Global Interfaith Youth Network (GIYN) is the Youth Committee of Religions for Peace Asia – the largest multireligious cooperation in Asia working for peace, promoting religious harmony, advancing sustainable development goals and advocating nuclear and conventional disarmament and protecting human rights. The Youth Camp was hosted by the Cambodia Interreligious Council and supported by the ACRP Seoul Peace Education Center. (more…)

CONGRATULATORY REMARKS: 2015 ASIA & THE PACIFIC INTERFAITH YOUTH NETWORK (APIYN) YOUTH CAMP

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Good morning, everyone.

First, I’d like to begin by saying thank you to the staff and volunteers of RfP Cambodia, and the youth delegates who are gathered here today. I’d like to also congratulate the staff of the Seoul Peace Education Center for successfully organizing this event.
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ACRP PUBLIC STATEMENT BANDUNG 2015

OUR RELIGIOUS CALL: ACTIVELY TRANSFORMING THE EXTREMISTS
 TOWARDS ACHIEVING UNITY AND HARMONY IN OUR HUMAN FAMILY

The first annual meeting of the Executive Committee of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace / Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP) to be held of the members who had been newly elected at the Incheon General Assembly 2014, was convened in the beautiful city of Bandung in Indonesia from 3rd – 4th June 2015. The meeting was attended by 59 representatives from 16 Asian and Pacific countries.

ACRP in collaboration with the Center for Dialogue and Cooperation among Civilizations (CDCC) launched its annual meeting with an international seminar on Asian Multireligious Action to Overcome Violent Religious Extremism held at Gedung Merdeka, the venue of the historic Asian and African Conference in 1955, which was attended by over 200 delegates.
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The Official Opening of ACRP’s 8th General Assembly: Unity and Harmony in Asia

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Once more the opening was blessed by a mesmerizing cultural performance displaying the traditional beauty of the “dopo” costumes. After which Dr. Sunggon Kim, the Secretary General of ACRP, welcomed the participants and delegates to the General Assembly and introduced this year’s theme: Unity and Harmony in Asia. (more…)

SPEECH OF HOPE: ACRP NOW AND BEYOND (CLOSING REMARKS DURING THE 8TH ACRP GENERAL ASSEMBLY)

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It is a great honor for me to be elected as the ACRP secretary general succeeding Dr. Sunggon Kim. I will serve for the next five (5) years until the next Assembly.

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