National Chapters’ Report

Religions for Peace Asia is a dynamic Asian network working for world peace spreading from the Asia-Pacific region while respecting each other’s religions.Since the 2021 Tokyo Governance Assembly, each chapter has been actively engaged in peace activities with its neighbors and in cooperation with domestic governments and NGO organizations. The achievements of their actions are reported at the annual ACRP Executive Council Meeting.Among the activities, we have identified the ACRP Flagship Projects in April 2019, which are composed of five prioritized project areas: namely, 1) Prevention of Human Trafficking, 2) Education of the Dignity of Live, 3) Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation, 4) Development and Environment and 5) Advancement of Youth Read more about National Chapters’ Report[…]

Asia & the Pacific Interfaith Youth Network released Hiroshima Statement

Asia & the Pacific Interfaith Youth Network (APIYN) delegates visited Hiroshima, Japan, from May 9 to 11 and participated in the G7 Hiroshima Summit Prayer and Symposium by Religious Leaders organized by Religions for Peace Japan on May 10.All speakers and participants discussed conflict resolution and nuclear abolition not only in Japan but also with young Asian religious leaders who are the leaders of the future. Before the symposium, APIYN members visited Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Witnessing the tragedy of the atomic bombing, they were motivated to think about what they, the youth, could do for the future and what they must do now. They also experienced the importance of learning about Read more about Asia & the Pacific Interfaith Youth Network released Hiroshima Statement[…]

From WCRP/RfP Japan to Prime Minister Kishida- A Recommendations for Hiroshima G7

On May 15, eight representatives of WCRP/RfP Japan, headed by Ven. Yoshiharu Tomatsu, the Chairperson of the interfaith group, met with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at his official residence in Tokyo. The religious leaders handed him a written recommendation for the G7 Summit meeting in Hiroshima. The recommendations, titled “Aiming for Sustainable Peace Guided by the Spirit of Hiroshima ,” was adopted at an event organized by WCRP/RfP Japan on May 10 in Hiroshima. “I would like to keep in mind the points of this proposal in substantial discussions (at the G7 Summit Meeting in Hiroshima),” Mr. Kishida said.WCRP/RfP Japan says the “Spirit of Hiroshima” is composed of a prayer Read more about From WCRP/RfP Japan to Prime Minister Kishida- A Recommendations for Hiroshima G7[…]