Women of the Tokyo Peace Roundtable, an Interview Series with Mrs. Margaret Barsaba

Religions for Peace continues its Interview Series on the Women of the Tokyo Peace Roundtable. Mrs. Margaret Barsaba, Chairperson of the South Sudan Women of Faith Network, talks about the important work she does and how religious leaders and faith actors can support in times of conflict and reconciliation.READ MORE

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[…]

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[…]

International Women’s Day Statement from the World Council

For the first time in the history of Religions for Peace, the World Council, the governing body of Religions for Peace, composed of senior most faith leaders representing faith communities around the world, has issued a statement on International Women’s Day. The World Council acknowledges that women are impacted most severely by today’s multiple and simultaneous challenges of war, environmental degradation, violence, and poverty, committing to work together to support women’s voices, leadership and needs globally.Statement of the Religions for Peace World Council on International Women’s Day

Report on 16 Webinars on Human Trafficking (October 2020 – December 2021)

Ending Modern Slavery – the Role of Religious Actors:From the 20th of October 2020 to the 8th of December 2021, Religions for Peace Honorary Presidents -the Sovereign Order of Malta – with the leadership of the Ambassador of the Order of Malta to monitor and combat trafficking in persons (Ambassador M. Veuthey), in cooperation with Sister Mirjam Beike, RGS, organized 16 webinars on human trafficking. See a detailed report on the remarkable discussions and actions undertaken.

Multi-Faith and Intergenerational Prayer Service

Religions for Peace has invited its friends, partners, and believers to share reflections and offer a multi-faith prayer service for 2022 and beyond to reflect on the past and pray for the future.Please join us for prayers that will be offered from all faith traditions all over the world “Multi-Faith and Intergenerational Prayer Service,” on 3 February at 8:30am ET/10:30pm JST (Local time here).Let us pray together that our hearts soften towards one another, in every corner of our world, that we may commit to serving each beating heart and all life, without any discrimination and with all love. That we give gratitude for the spaces and places that bring us together to serve Read more about Multi-Faith and Intergenerational Prayer Service[…]