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Annual Reports – Religions for Peace Asia

The DIAN Institute/INTERFIDEI’s 30th Anniversary Webinar Series (Series IV)

** LET’S JOIN & CELEBRATE INTEFIDEI 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOGETHER **On June 17th, INTERFIDEI successfully holds the third of their 30th Anniversary Webinar Series.Now they invite you all to the 30th Anniversary on the Forth Webinar Series titled,*Sharing experiences and reflections with friends of DIAN Institute/Interfidei from friends in the international. What useful lessons are there to deal with and responds are there to deal with and respond to the “presents” which lead to a good positive future together for peace world?*We have all seen the changes in the global political map that have an effect on the dynamics of human life in all parts of the world, from the way Read more about The DIAN Institute/INTERFIDEI’s 30th Anniversary Webinar Series (Series IV)[…]

Interreligious Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Trafficking in Persons

July 30th is the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, as declared by the United Nations.We cannot be silent about the suffering of people around the world caused by human trafficking.On this day, we will pray across religious boundaries.This is the online joint prayer project of Talitha Kum Japan and Religions for Peace Japan.Our brothers and sisters in Christianity, Buddhism, Shintoism, and Islam will pray together.Please join us and pray together for all people suffering from human trafficking.*Date: July 30th, 2021*Time: 6:00 PM-6:30 PM (Japan Standard Time)*Theme: Care Against Trafficking*Registration: https://forms.gle/DroVrKwAjRk5rsEz5*Language: Japanese and English*Contact: jcarm@cbcj.catholic.jp/rfpj-info@wcrp.or.jp*See the attached poster for details.#CareAgainstTrafficking #StopHumanTrafficking #July30th{How to register}

Religious Leaders, Be A Bridge Maker

Asian Women and Children in Modern Slavery Webinar The Asian Conference of Religious for Peace (ACRP) and the Asia Pacific Women of Faith Network (APWoFN) held an online symposium on June 22-23 on the theme of “Asian Women and Children in Modern Slavery” to prevent human trafficking. A total of 150 participants from 17 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and the United States attended the symposium.ACRP and APWoFN also held a symposium on “Current Situation of Human Trafficking in Asia” in January this year, and this was the second webinar. (Click here for the previous report) This time, we focused on Asian women and children, who are particularly vulnerable to Read more about Religious Leaders, Be A Bridge Maker[…]

Religions for Peace Japan held Religious Study Session

“What Is The Original Or Fundamental Value Of Humanity? –Learning From Islam–”On July 3, the Women’s Committee of Religions for Peace Japan held a religious study session to deepen our understanding of our daily lives from the Islamic viewpoint. Since 1998, the Women’s Committee has been visiting WCRP’s member groups and affiliated organizations to learn about their history, tenets, peace praxis, etc, for deepening mutual understanding. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year, we were not able to visit them. However, with the cooperation of the MUSLIM WORLD LEAGUE Japan Office, the online study session was able to be convened.MUSLIM WORLD LEAGUE is a non-governmental organization based in Makkah, Kingdom Read more about Religions for Peace Japan held Religious Study Session[…]

DIAN Institute/INTERFIDEI 30th Anniversary Webinar Series III

<Register NOW!>** The DIAN Institute/INTERFIDEI’s 30th Anniversary Webinar**Series III Register Link: https://tinyurl.com/WebinarHUTInterfidei3Working together in the peace movement is very important and necessary for us in our daily lives as a society, both at the local, national, regional, and global levels. We always see how conflict easily takes the form of violence – which in turn causes suffering and humanitarian catastrophe. Starting from prejudice, stereotypes, truth claims to the question of injustice and untruth in social, cultural, economic, and political dynamics in society and nations.We believe that a collaborative movement for peace can prevent, deal with, overcome and even transform conflict into a “new,” mutually reinforcing life together.The Institute DIAN/Interfidei considers it Read more about DIAN Institute/INTERFIDEI 30th Anniversary Webinar Series III[…]

Online Shelter Visit: ~New Trafficking in Persons: Lessons from the Philippines~

The Front Lines of Sexual Exploitation~New Trafficking in Persons: Lessons from the Philippines~Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwod-mopzMjGdE9ez2WKpvyoImQYqncAmuEAs the first collaboration project of Religions for Peace Japan and Religions for Peace Philippines, Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP) is pleased to announce that we will hold the first online shelter visit webinar to raise public awareness of The Front Lines of Sexual Exploitation on Saturday, June 17th, 2021.According to the 2016 report by the ILO, more than 40 million people worldwide are victims of trafficking in persons, with sexual exploitation accounting for about 60% of the total. In addition to forced prostitution, there are also new forms of sexual exploitation, such as forced marriage, Read more about Online Shelter Visit: ~New Trafficking in Persons: Lessons from the Philippines~[…]

The DIAN Institute/INTERFIDEI’s 30th Anniversary Webinar Series (Series II)

<Register NOW!>** The DIAN Institute/INTERFIDEI’s 30th Anniversary Webinar **Let us celebrate the 30th anniversary of Institut Dialog Antar-Iman di Indonesia atau Institute for Inter-Faith Dialogue in Indonesia (Institut DIAN/Interfidei)!After holding the First Webinar Series in April, Interfidei invites you all in the 30th Anniversary on the Second Webinar Series titled,*Sharing experiences and critical reflections with FRIENDS FROM THE INDONESIAN INTERFAITH NETWORK (JAII). What are some valuable lessons in facing and responding to the “present” leading to a shared, positive future for peace in Indonesia?*For Institute DIAN/Interfidei, working with Networks at the local and national levels in Indonesia, Asia-Pacific, and internationally is very important. It is crucial because from and within Read more about The DIAN Institute/INTERFIDEI’s 30th Anniversary Webinar Series (Series II)[…]

Virtual Symposium On The Human Trafficking Issue <Part 2>

**Registration For The 2nd Online Symposium Is Now Open!**Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP) is pleased to announce that Asia-Pacific Women of Faith Network (APWoFN) and ACRP will hold the second virtual symposium on the Human Trafficking Issue on June 22 and 23, 2021, at noon (Japan Standard Time)Our first symposium focused on “The reality of Human Trafficking in Asia”, and all participants have learned the importance of addressing this issue in close cooperation with religious leaders and NGOs in various countries and the roles of religious leaders. (see the article)In the part 2 series of our seminar, we will be focusing on “The Women and Children of Asia Trapped in Modern-Day Slavery.”The International Read more about Virtual Symposium On The Human Trafficking Issue <Part 2>[…]

UPDATE: The Ninth General Assembly Schedule

Here is the latest information of The Ninth General Assembly of Asian Conference of Religions for Peace/ Religions for Peace Asia.The world is now facing an unprecedented crisis.COVID-19 has knocked the bottom out of our lifestyle. We must not overlook the worsening situation of discrimination and poverty that have arisen from this global crisis. We shall respect each other and pray for the safety and health of each other in times of crisis, but we tend to blame and hurt each other. Self-centered living is increasing discrimination and poverty in our world. The Ninth General Assembly, which was scheduled last year, will be held online in coming  October. It is a Read more about UPDATE: The Ninth General Assembly Schedule[…]

Announcement: ACRP launched new Working Group for the Human Trafficking Issue

It is a great honor to announce that ACRP newly launched the Working Group for the Human Trafficking Issue, one of the ACRP’s 5 Flagship Projects. Inauguration of the small working group was proposed at the first online symposium on the Human Trafficking Issues in January. (see also this article) To prevent the global spread of human trafficking, we learned the immediate need to launch a working group that takes the initiative in taking action. The group consists of 10 members from Asia-Pacific Women of Faith Network (APWoFN), Asia and the Pacific Interfaith Youth (APIYN), RfP India, RfP Indonesia, RfP Japan, RfP Philippines and Tokyo Secretariat, with diversified religious backgrounds. On April 12th, Read more about Announcement: ACRP launched new Working Group for the Human Trafficking Issue[…]