Over the past year, China Committee on Religion and Peace (CCRP) upheld its principles, took account of its own characteristics, abided by the purposes and guidelines of Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP), united Chinese believers and cooperated with religious organizations, in order to maintain good inter-faith relations and contribute to inter-faith dialogue and a harmonious society.
India is a founder member of WCRP and ACRP. The source of our interest and commitment in multi-religious approach to finding solution to human problems springs from the age-old traditions and belief in “Sarva Dharma Smabhava” (Equal respect for all religions) – an ancient Hindu principle going back to the Vedic times. “Unity in Diversity” is India’s national creed. “Ahimsa Paramo Dharma” (Nonviolence is the Ultimate Righteousness) is yet another ancient exhortation, still reverberating and echoing the ethos of India. Respecting and upholding these civilizational values, our secular, democratic Constitution guarantees equal right to all religions. So, believers of all the world religions live together in India from ancient times to the present in relative harmony and flourish and progress without hitch or hindrance.
‘The roles of Religions for Peace Malaysia in 2015/2016’ is played through promulgation of peace education, peace dialogue and the globalization of peace culture in order to build and maintain unity and harmony in Malaysia as well as in other parts of Asia. The major objectives of Religions for Peace Malaysia in 2015/2016 has been to advance multi-religious action for the common good; to transform conflict, promote just and harmonious societies, advance human development, and protect the earth; and to publish multi-religious teaching and learning materials, and various research publications.
This report for 2015 – 16 has been prepared for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Australian chapter of Religions for Peace in Canberra (June 19th) and for the annual executive meeting of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace in Seoul on 27th – 31st April, 2016. The past twelve months since the first historic AGM in Canberra for the first time outside Melbourne following its founding in Melbourne in the very early 1970s has been characterized by the further structural consolidation of the RfP Australia network and some very worthwhile activities. […]
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. […]
(April 8, 2016 | Tokyo, Japan) – Religious leaders in Religions for Peace Myanmar (RfP Myanmar), together with representatives of Ma Ba Tha (Association of the Protection of Race and Religion), visited Japan from 4-8 April 2016 to meet with the Japanese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, parliamentarians and religious leaders on partnerships to advance peace and democracy in Myanmar. […]