Religions for Peace International Statement on Unfolding Events in Myanmar

Religions for Peace International is in solidarity with the people of Myanmar. Just as this organisation, convening faith leaders and institutions for over half a century, prays together for the healing of this nation, it condemns any and all efforts which subvert the democratic will of its peoples.  In that vein, Religions for Peace International appeals to the military leadership for the immediate release of political detainees, the restoration of civilian governance, and the continued advancement of peace and reconciliation efforts in Myanmar.  Leaders of Religions for Peace Myanmar, from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, and Muslim communities, have advanced the multi-religious collaborative aspirations of their country, through myriad joint actions for peace and reconciliation.   Religions for Peace International Co-President and the patron of Religions for Peace Myanmar, H.E. Cardinal Charles Bo, issued a statement on 25 January to reject Read more about Religions for Peace International Statement on Unfolding Events in Myanmar[…]

Message of Cardinal Charles Maung Bo to the People of Myanmar

My dear Friends, I write these lines as a spiritual leader, empathizing with the sentiments of millions of people at this moment. I write to my dear people, the civilian leaders, the Tatmadaw (Myanmar army), and the international community. I have watched with sadness the moments of darkness in our history and watched with hope the resilience of our people in their struggle for dignity. We are journeying through the most challenging times of our history.  I write with love towards all, seeking a durable solution, praying for an end forever to the periodic darkness that envelops our dear nation. 1.   To My Dearest People of Myanmar I share deep fellowship with all of you Read more about Message of Cardinal Charles Maung Bo to the People of Myanmar[…]

A Narrative Report of RfP Multi-Religious Humanitarian Support Fund- COVID-19 Response

On April, Religions for Peace (RfP) launched the Multi-religious Humanitarian Fund (MRHF)  in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.This project is currently financing 20 projects in 20 countries. From ACRP National Chapters, RfP Myanmar and Philippines were nominated as MRHF project.RfP International, through this Fund, will provide a small seed grant to those Inter-religious Councils (IRC) and multi-religious networks who are able to propose programs aimed at enhancing awareness about precautionary measures, supporting vulnerable households, combating discrimination in speech as well as actions, and serving the needs of the most vulnerable individuals and communities. The inter-religious platforms who will be awarded this will have a track record of collaboration, and/or humanitarian relief provision.(https://rfp.org/rfp-launches-the-multi-religious-humanitarian-fund-in-response-to-covid-19/)Here is Read more about A Narrative Report of RfP Multi-Religious Humanitarian Support Fund- COVID-19 Response[…]

 Statement by Cardinal Charles Maung Bo

 Statement by Cardinal Charles Maung BoIn Response to the Call of Pope Francis for A Global Ceasefire because of the Global Pandemic of Coronavirus         (The President of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) joins the call of United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, and the Holy Father Pope Francis, for a global ceasefire in face of the unprecedented and growing threat of the corona virus pandemic.  While addressing the situation in his own country, Myanmar, Cardinal Bo calls for an end to hostilities worldwide. Without cessation of fighting everywhere, he says, the suffering of many will be prolonged the world over and healing delayed indefinitely.) The whole planet is in crisis. Every initiative Read more about  Statement by Cardinal Charles Maung Bo[…]

RfP Myanmar Religious Leaders Visit Japan To Strengthen Partnership on Peacebuilding and Reconciliation

(April 8, 2016 | Tokyo, Japan) – Religious leaders in Religions for Peace Myanmar (RfP Myanmar), together with representatives of Ma Ba Tha (Association of the Protection of Race and Religion), visited Japan from 4-8 April 2016 to meet with the Japanese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, parliamentarians and religious leaders on partnerships to advance peace and democracy in Myanmar. […]