On behalf of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (Religions for Peace Asia), we would like to express our deepest sympathy on the passing of Rev. Norio Sakai, Founder of Japanese Trustees’ Group, International Trustee of Religions for Peace and the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rissho Kosei-Kai. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rissho Kosei-Kai from 1996 to 2001. He encouraged the growth and active involvement of the World Conference of Religions for Peace in peacemaking activities through his strong support and active involvement. As a leader in national and international Federations of religious organizations, including Religions for Peace, Rev. Norio Sakai was Read more about Condolence Message to Rev. Norio Sakai[…]
In the latter part of 2022, parts of Australia’s east coast were hit with ongoing flooding, just one week after the declaration of a rare third La Niña. Torrential widespread rain and storms across much of the inland southeast caused major flooding from already full waterways across southern Queensland, inland New South Wales and northern Victoria.In response to the damage and suffering caused to those in flooded townships – and in small towns – and the byways of regional Australia and Tasmania, Religions for Peace Australia will conduct Prayers for the welfare of all involved and affected, and for all who are suffering ongoing dislocation and illnesses.Prayers and Sacred Reflections responding to Read more about Prayers & Sacred Reflections Responding to the Floods In Australia and for all in Australia and Pakistan[…]
From 27-30 November 2022, Religions for Peace, the City Council of Manresa, and Religions for Peace-Spain-GTER, organised an intergenerational, interreligious, multisectoral, and gender-sensitive forum entitled At a Crossroads: An Intergenerational and Multireligious Response to the Social and Environmental Crises. This event concluded with the signing of The Manresa 2022 Pact: Multireligious and Multisectoral Global Pact for the Development of Resilient, Sustainable, Safe, and Inclusive Cities (The Manresa 2022 Pact).
Prof. Azza Karam, Secretary General of Religions for Peace, spoke about the challenges that face the youth today during a Youth Delegate Panel Discussion on Climate Change during COP27 organised by the Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhKBEU-X7SM