The Second Tokyo Peace Roundtable Statement

Religions for Peace International and Religions for Peace Japan, in partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), concluded the second “Beyond War and Toward Reconciliation: Multi-Religious Peace Roundtables” which took place from 19-21 February 2024, in Tokyo, Japan. The Second Tokyo Peace Roundtable concluded with the Beyond War and Towards Reconciliation: Multi-Religious Peace Roundtables Statement that made commitments “to continue to pray and work multi-religiously towards a culture of peace that advances shared well-being, grounded in respect for the sanctity of life and human dignity.”  We, religious leaders, representatives of diverse faiths, bodies, and religious institutions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism) from Colombia, Haiti, India, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Mali, Myanmar, Palestine, Peru, Russia, Spain, Türkiye, Ukraine, and the United States, Read more about The Second Tokyo Peace Roundtable Statement[…]

Reflections on The 2nd Tokyo Peace Roundtable

Reflections on The 2nd Tokyo Peace RoundtableRev. Dr. Yoshinori Shinohara The second Tokyo Peace Roundtable, “Beyond War and Towards Reconciliation: Multi-Religious Peace Roundtables,” was held for three days from February 19 in 2024, organized by Religions for Peace International and Religions for Peace Japan in partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC). Approximately 100 participants from 16 countries, including religious leaders from conflict zones, gathered at the conference. The second roundtable was based on the statement of the first roundtable held in 2022, which called for “religious leaders to build bridges for peacebuilding,” “responsibility for healing communities torn apart by war,” and “continued dialogue to promote cooperation among religious Read more about Reflections on The 2nd Tokyo Peace Roundtable[…]

Announcement: The Second Tokyo Peace Roundtable hosted by RfP International, RfP Japan and UNAOC

Religions for Peace International and Religions for Peace Japan, with the support of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) will convene diverse religious and faith leaders and actors, policymakers, and experts for the second Multi-Religious Peace Roundtable from 19-21 February 2024 in Tokyo, Japan.REGISTRATION

A Synodal Interfaith conversation with His Eminence Cardinal Mario Grech Towards unity and peace

Manila, Philippines (January 23, 2024). In celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and in anticipation of the World Interfaith Harmony Week, Religions for Peace Philippines organized a High-Level Multi-Faith synodal conversation with His Eminence Mario Cardinal Grech, the Secretary General of the Synod, to share experiences and common vision towards collective action.Rev. Fr. Carlos Reyes, ACRP EC-Member and RfP Philippines Co-President welcomed the delegations emphasizing the commitment to one’s religious identities as key component of celebrating diversities towards unity and peace.  Dr. Lilian Sison, ACRP EC-Member and RfP Philippines President shared the history and milestones of interreligious dialogue efforts of Religions for Peace in the Philippines.  Friendship, Read more about A Synodal Interfaith conversation with His Eminence Cardinal Mario Grech Towards unity and peace[…]

Ms. Huma Ikramullah Khan, Secretary General of Religions for Peace Pakistan presented at FPCC Stocktaking Meeting

Nairobi, Kenya. Miss Huma Ikramullah Khan, the Secretary General of Religions for Peace Pakistan and the national MHD Trainer and National FPCC Coordinator, is part of the RfP delegates to the Faith for Positive Change for Children, Families and Communities (FPCC) Five-year Stocktaking and Partnership Review Forum held at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club from January 16-17, 2024.At the session on country best practices, Ms. Huma has presented the various programs and activities that Religions for Peace Pakistan has implemented based on the FPCC regional and national action plans.RfP Pakistan has implemented the inclusion of diversity and equity programs for special and blind children, which includes Cricket match, Read more about Ms. Huma Ikramullah Khan, Secretary General of Religions for Peace Pakistan presented at FPCC Stocktaking Meeting[…]

Religions for Peace in the FPCC Stocktaking Meeting

Nairobi, Kenya.  Religions for Peace, UNICEF and other key partners such as the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities and various faith-based organizations are having a review and assessment meeting on the progress and achievements of the first-five years of the Faith for Positive Change for Children, Families and Communities (FPCC) initiative at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club from January 16-17, 2024.The aim of the meeting is to understand the changes and emerging situations, issues, and challenges in order to recalibrate priorities. It is hoped that the meeting will contribute to making the FPCC more effective as a faith engagement mechanism in responding and addressing the Read more about Religions for Peace in the FPCC Stocktaking Meeting[…]

VIDEO: Historic First Climate Change Conference and Awards

Historic First Climate Change Conference and Awards organized by Religions for Peace Pakistan and Rotary International District 3271 Pakistan inaugurated by President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Convergence of Religions for Peace Pakistan and Rotary International Pakistan in a strategic partnership at Climate Change Conference 2023.Please watch their achievement!

Religions for Peace Japan:Observation Team Visited Southern Turkey

We would like to introduce a report by RfP Japan on their observation visit of Southern Turkey.In order to monitor the situation of the area affected by the Turkey-Syria earthquake which occurred in February 2023, and to evaluate the activities of the humanitarian organizations, an observation team of the Disaster Response Task Force of WCRP/RfP Japan visited southern Turkey for a week in late October.Please visit their website to read full report.https://www.wcrp.or.jp/en/turkeyandsyriaearthquake_observation.html

Religions for Peace Pakistan: Climate Change Champions Award to Religions for Peace Asia

Rotary International and Religions for Peace Pakistan hold Climate Change Conference and Awards on December 23-24th in Karachi.Alhamdolillah the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan inaugurated the event and also gave Climate Change Champions Award to Rev. Dr. Yoshinori Shinohara , Secretary General of Religions for Peace Asia and also gave Award to Ms. Huma Ikramullah Secretary General Religions for Peace Pakistan and also to Muhammad Hanif Khan, Vice President Religions for Peace Pakistan and also to Pastor Ateeq Bhatti, Chairperson Interfaith harmony Committee, Christian, Religions for Peace Pakistan.We are pleased to announce that the Presidential Award was approved and presented to :1. Rev.Dr. Yoshinori Shinohara, Secretary General Religions for Peace Read more about Religions for Peace Pakistan: Climate Change Champions Award to Religions for Peace Asia[…]