Invitation to a Virtual Event on World Refugee Day

Religions for Peace is pleased to invite you to an event in celebration of World Refugee Day: “Welcoming the Other: Strengthening Advocacy and Action for Refugees and Other Forcibly Displaced Communities” on Thursday, 20 June 2024, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT. (Click here for your local time)World Refugee Day, observed annually on 20 June, honours the strength and resilience of those who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict, violence, persecution, or natural disasters. With over 114 million people displaced worldwide, it is imperative that we, as a global community, come together in solidarity with the refugees and others displaced people and advocate for their fundamental Read more about Invitation to a Virtual Event on World Refugee Day[…]

The Wall of Peace’ Workshop by Religions for Peace India

Religions for Peace Asia is pleased to share “Faith & Positive Change for Children” activity report by Religions for Peace India.<Introduction>Religions for Peace (RfP) India recently inaugurated ‘The Wall of Peace,’ a pioneering project at a government school in Delhi, harnessing the transformative power of art and craft in the peacebuilding process. Spearheaded by RfP’s Youth Coordinator, Shameer, and Mind-Heart Dialogue Trainer & Youth Committee Member, Yash, in collaboration with Teach for India Fellow, Samvedan, this initiative marks the beginning of RfP India’s year-long intervention in MCD schools across Delhi. Our collective mission is to utilize art and craft as the medium through which the brushes of peacebuilding and compassion Read more about The Wall of Peace’ Workshop by Religions for Peace India[…]

ASIAN CONFERENCE of RELIGIONS for PEACE ANNUAL EXECUTIVE MEETING 2024, SRI LANKA : Concluding STATEMENT

ASIAN CONFERENCE of RELIGIONS for PEACE ANNUAL EXECUTIVE MEETING 2024, SRI LANKA Concluding STATEMENTAt the end of its 2024 Executive Council meeting held at the Tangerine Conference Centre south of Colombo, the ACRP Council thanked the recently reconstituted Sri Lankan chapter, led by the Venerable Professor Kotapitiye Rahula Thero, for hosting the meeting and organizing and sponsoring the Peace Conference held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall.In a world afflicted by greater uncertainty and unpredictability, not least by the Gaza situation in Israel which has impacted on the world since the last Executive Council meeting in Davao, the Executive Council is deeply concerned with the suffering and loss of Read more about ASIAN CONFERENCE of RELIGIONS for PEACE ANNUAL EXECUTIVE MEETING 2024, SRI LANKA : Concluding STATEMENT[…]

PRESS RELEASE: Mr. Lawrence Chong was appointed as ACRP EC Member and Host Country Chairperson

Mr. Lawrence Chong was appointed as Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP)EC Member and Host Country Chairperson 30th May Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Asian Conference of Religions for Peace(ACRP), the region’s preeminent interreligious network, is pleased to welcome Mr. Lawrence Chong as an EC member and recognize him as the Host Country Chairman for the next Governance Assembly, which will be held in Singapore in 2026. The ACRP founding general assembly was held in Singapore in 1976, marking a significant milestone in bringing religions together for peace. In two years, the august body, which comprises interreligious member organisations in 40 countries, will celebrate 50 years. It is with great anticipation and privilege that ACRP will host Read more about PRESS RELEASE: Mr. Lawrence Chong was appointed as ACRP EC Member and Host Country Chairperson[…]

National Chapters’ Report 2023-2024

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 2023-2024[…]

Asia Pacific Women of Faith Network Online Seminar on Anti-Human Trafficking Digital Report

We are pleased to announce that a digital book of Asia Pacific Women of Faith Network (APWoFN)’s seminar in September 2022 on Anti-Human Trafficking is now available on our website!Title: Tackling Human Trafficking in Asia-Challenges and Best Practices-Part 1: https://rfpasia-tokyo.org/book/tackling-human-trafficking-in-asia-part-1/Part 2: https://rfpasia-tokyo.org/book/tackling-human-trafficking-in-asia-part-2/Part 3: https://rfpasia-tokyo.org/book/tackling-human-trafficking-in-asia-part-3/Part 4: https://rfpasia-tokyo.org/book/tackling-human-trafficking-in-asia-part-4/We hope our report will help you to learn serious issue in Asia and how our members tackling Anti-Human Trafficking.Also available-Climate Change: https://rfpasia-tokyo.org/act-report/e-book-report/climate-change-seminars-digital-report/-Peacebuilding: https://rfpasia-tokyo.org/act-report/e-book-report/apwofn-peacebuilding-ebook/ 

Online Seminar: Anti-Human Trafficking “Then What Needs to be Strengthened and Acted on Collectively?”

We are pleased to announce that Institut DIAN/Interfidei Kabupaten Sleman will hold an online discussion series-3, Anti-Human Trafficking “Then What Needs to be Strengthened and Acted on Collectively?”Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 from 7:00-9:00 PM (Jakarta Time)The proliferation of human trafficking related to not only the locus of the crime, both at the national level, between the originating sending region (seller) and the recipient (user), as well as at the international level, between the sending country (seller) and the recipient (user), but also the mode, type, and diversity of the crime. Human trafficking and the operation of their mafia networks are extraordinary, involving various “groups”. Starting from families, members of Read more about Online Seminar: Anti-Human Trafficking “Then What Needs to be Strengthened and Acted on Collectively?”[…]

Sri Lanka President supports ACRP’s Peace Forum

Colombo, Sri Lanka.  His Excellency Ranil Wickremesinghe, the President of the Republic of Sri Lanka, has expressed his support to the holding of ACRP annual Executive Committee (EC) Meeting in Sri Lanka, in an unprecedented meeting with Religions for Peace Asia senior religious leaders headed by Rev. Dr. Yoshinori Shinohara, ACRP Secretary-General, at his official residence in Colombo on April 5, 2024.His Excellency Ranil Wickremesinghe has also conveyed his great interest to address the High-Level National Peace Forum, which is the culminating program of the ACRP Executive Committee Meeting, aimed at strengthening Religions for Peace in its efforts of promoting harmony and peace in the country and in the region.Facilitated Read more about Sri Lanka President supports ACRP’s Peace Forum[…]

Religions for Peace Pakistans Visit to Trauma Center: Advocating for Compassionate Care and Community Support

The recent visit of Vice President of Religions for Peace Pakistan Muhammad Hanif Khan and representatives to the local trauma center marked a pivotal moment in the ongoing efforts to promote compassionate care and community support for individuals facing medical emergencies and traumatic experiences. With a deep commitment to serving the needs of the community especially Multi religious and multi cultural the  visit underscored the importance of prioritizing healthcare accessibility, trauma response, and mental wellness within the district.Upon arrival at the trauma center, the Vice President of Religions for Peace Pakistan Muhammad Hanif Khan and representatives were warmly welcomed by the medical staff, administrators, and support personnel, who expressed their Read more about Religions for Peace Pakistans Visit to Trauma Center: Advocating for Compassionate Care and Community Support[…]