Report for 2014-2015 (August 2014 – June 2015)
Religions for Peace Japan has been actively involved in the domestic and international important issues through inter-religious network and in cooperation with other sectors.
This year, Religions for Peace Japan advanced our projects under the main theme of “Prayer and Act for Shared Security” and with its sub-theme of “Supporting reconstruction of the East Japan Earthquake disaster as religious leaders,” “Questioning on nuclear energy and modern civilization,“ and “Pursuing dialogue and communication with religious leaders in East Asia and Middle East.”
Seoul, South Korea. – Around 70 Japanese and Korean youth participated in the 12th Religious Youth Camp Exchange with the theme “The role of Korea and Japan religious youth for promoting peace in East Asia” from 30th of January to 2nd of February 2016 held in Paju, Kyoung gi-do. The religious youth camp started in 1990 as an integral component of the collaborative effort between Korean Conference of Religions for Peace (KCRP) and World Conference of Religions for Peace-Japan (WCRP/Japan) to promote harmonious relationship between the Japanese and Korean people through youth inter-religious dialogue and peace-building activities.
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. […]