ACRP, A Movement for Peace
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…)
Nepal Project Update
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
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
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.
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.
The Official Opening of ACRP’s 8th General Assembly: Unity and Harmony in Asia
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…)