Tokyo Peace Roundtable, the first of a series

Religions for Peace International and Religions for Peace Japan are pleased to share an invitation to join The Tokyo Peace Roundtable, the first in a series Beyond War and Towards Reconciliation: Convening Multi-Religious Peace Roundtables, bringing together faith leaders, policy makers, and representatives of civil society as part of an effort to expedite the cessation of violence, facilitate reconciliation, and restore peace in war-affected countries.  We kindly invite you to register for the following sessions open to all; Opening Session, Session II: Multi Religious Approaches to Reconciliation and Session III: Multi Religious Humanitarianism-Examples from the Multi-Religious Humanitarian Fund, and the Closing Ceremony. Kindly find further details and registration links below. Thank you.  

RfP India celebrates Independence day

On 15 August 2022, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence, Religions for Peace (RfP) India organized an online event to promote interreligious harmony and understanding within the country.The Youth Committee of RfP India commenced the celebration with an Interfaith Prayer for Peace.Youth from various parts of the country, who follow different faith traditions, participated in the following order: Mr. Saksham Vishal Sood, recited the “Gayatri Mantra” as part of the Hindu faith tradition, Mr. Joel George Alex read from the Bible and explained the meaning of the Verses in the current context.This was followed by Ms. Ayesha Samah who read from “Sura Al Anfal” and “Al Furqan” from Read more about RfP India celebrates Independence day[…]

Asia Pacific Women of Faith Network will host Ant-Human Trafficking Seminar

**Registration is Now Open**Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP) is pleased to announce that Asia-Pacific Women of Faith Network (APWoFN) and ACRP will hold an online seminar on anti-Human Trafficking Seminar in Septermber.Our virtual seminars on Anti-Human Trafficking last year, hosted by APWoFN and ACRP fruitfully succeeded to learn the reality of Human Trafficking in Asia and the women and children of Asia trapped in modern-day slavery.As for the next step, the seminar will be focused on finding the concreate action on eradicating the issue of trafficking. ゜+.――゜+.――゜+.――゜+.――゜+.――゜+.――゜+.――゜+.――゜+Theme: “Tackling Human-Trafficking in Asia: Challenges and Best Practices”.Date/Time: Thursday, September 29th, 2022 at 2:00pm-5:00pm (Japan Standard Time)Registraion link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlcOmoqzotEtWyEt1vvuw2UZUa6_yX8hoW          Read more about Asia Pacific Women of Faith Network will host Ant-Human Trafficking Seminar[…]

ACRP Online Executive Council Meeting 2022

The two-day ACRP Executive Council meeting was successfully held online for the first time on May 10-11. Seventeen of the 22 member chapters participated in the meeting. About half of the Executive Council members, including the chair of the Youth and Women’s Networks, participated in this meeting and engaged in the discussions.Prior to the main discussion, Rev. Dr. Nobuhiro Nemoto, Deputy Secretary-General of Religions for Peace (former Secretary-General of the ACRP) delivered a message to us from New York.He stated that the mission of religious people is to live by the wishes of God and Buddha and to realize those wishes in this world. The wishes of God and Buddha Read more about ACRP Online Executive Council Meeting 2022[…]

INTERFIDEI Interfaith Schools XIII General Lecture

Interfaith Schools XIII General LectureThe Interfaith School (SLI) is jointly organized by the Institute for Interfaith Dialogue in Indonesia, the Faculty of Theology, Duta Wacana Christian University (UKDW), the Theology Faculty, Sanata Dharma University and the Ushuluddin Faculty, State Islamic University, Yogyakarta. This year is SLI XIII. Held for 1 (one semester). Participants learn together virtually with leaders, institutions, religious communities, civil society, education centres, and central and local governments, spread across various provinces in Indonesia: Papua, East Nusa Tenggara, Poso, Toba, Banjarmasin, West Sulawesi, Jakarta, Bali, Garut, Probolinggo, Yogyakarta, Aceh and so on regarding their thoughts, experiences and concrete practices in facing Climate Change issues.The theme of the Interfaith Read more about INTERFIDEI Interfaith Schools XIII General Lecture[…]

CCRP:Sub-Forum on “Dialogue of Religious Leaders” of the 2022

Annual Conference, Boao Forum for Asia HeldOn the morning of April 22, the Sub-Forum on “Dialogue of Religious Leaders” themed “Thousands Reflections of the Same Moon, Mutual Appreciation of the Diversified Beauties–Civilizations Flourishing through Exchanges and Communication” of  the 2022      annual conference, Boao Forum for Asia was held in Boao Town, Hainan Province,China.During the Conference, three Chinese guests including Imam Yang Faming, Vice President of China Committee on Religion and Peace (CCRP), President of China Islamic Association, Ven. Yinshun , Leader of CCRP Youth Group, Vice President of the Buddhist Association of China, President of the Buddhist Association of Hainan Province, and Prof. Chen Lai, President of the China Read more about CCRP:Sub-Forum on “Dialogue of Religious Leaders” of the 2022[…]

[Online] South Australia’s “Healing Prayers for a Wounded World”

Hosted by Religions for Peace Australia and Churches Together South Australia,Multifaith South AustraliaReligions for Peace Australia will host South Australia’s “Healing Prayers for a Wounded World” on Wednesday, 30th March at 7:30pm (ACST)(Click the time, and you can see your regional time)This is the joint program with South Australia, Multifaith South AustraliaWe invite all people to join us at this time of acute crisis –extreme weather events, conflict and invasions of sovereign states, and devastation across lands and waters.Please Book via www.trybooking.com/BYFHE to attend this Interfaith service in person. For those unable to be in Adelaide, here is the Livestream link for our shared Prayers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgNK12jZ8QE, Please remember this link will only go live at 7.20pm (ACST) when a procession Read more about [Online] South Australia’s “Healing Prayers for a Wounded World”[…]

Online Shelter Visit: Learning from Indonesia on Prevention of Trafficking in Person

Please click thr following registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArfuiprDgiGtKXDN6FDn0mEVyvGDTJp0ndAs the first collaboration project of Religions for Peace Japan and Religions for Peace Indonesia, Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP) is pleased to announce that we will hold the online shelter visit webinar to raise public awareness of labor exploitation issues in Indonesia on Saturday, March 26th, 2022.According to the 2016 report by International Labor Organization, an estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including 24.9 million in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage.Out of the 24.9 million people trapped in forced labor, 16 million people are exploited in the private sector such as domestic work, construction or agriculture; 4.8 million persons in forced sexual exploitation, and 4 million persons in forced labor imposed by state authorities.Also, ILO Read more about Online Shelter Visit: Learning from Indonesia on Prevention of Trafficking in Person[…]