Religions for Peace Calls all Parties to Choose, Peace, Dialogue, &Democracy

Statement of Religions for Peace International on the Crisis in HaitiMarch 9, 2021Religions for Peace International, representing leaders of the world’s diverse faith traditions and affiliated Interreligious Councils in 90 countries in six continents, expresses its deep concern at the escalation of political unrest that is generating more suffering for the people of Haiti. We appeal to all parties to cease violence and inflammatory rhetoric, to establish an inclusive, open, and respectful space of dialogue, and to find a peaceful solution favorable to the dignity and well-being of the Haitian people, who have long been plagued by poverty, conflicts, and political crises. In solidarity with Religions for Peace Haiti, (Religions pour la Paix Haiti) Read more about Religions for Peace Calls all Parties to Choose, Peace, Dialogue, &Democracy[…]

An Urgent Appeal for Dialogue, Peace, and Security in Ethiopia

9 March 2021Religions for Peace International, consisting of leaders from the world’s diverse faith traditions and with affiliated national and regional bodies in 90 countries in six continents, expresses its deep concern regarding the reports of increased violence in Tigray, specifically in the holy city of Axum. Although the details are unclear, the situation for many is becoming dire, as millions are deprived of food, water, shelter, and medicine. On behalf of all its regional and national entities, Religions for Peace International calls for: An immediate cessation of violence from all parties and stakeholders throughout the Tigray region and the entire country,Immediate access for humanitarian assistance,Compassionate responses to all parties of the conflict, Read more about An Urgent Appeal for Dialogue, Peace, and Security in Ethiopia[…]

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[…]

The Reality of Human Trafficking in Asia: A Virtual Summit

Asia Pacific Women of Faith Network (APWoFN), one of ACRP’s significant networks, will hold a webinar on Human Trafficking. The webinar’s title: “The Reality of Human Trafficking in Asia: A Virtual Summit”.Date and time: January 14-15, 2021 @ 12:00-14:30 (JAPAN TIME)Human Trafficking is such a global menace that it calls for faith-based organizations such as Religions forPeace Asia (ACRP) to take concerted efforts in raising public awareness with the hope that those in position to lead will take action in their communities.ACRP’s women leaders are uniting across the countries to fight for human trafficking. Please join us together!  Please access the following ZOOM link to register for the symposium.  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUuceypqD4iGtcAdZ7M0k1Nq0Z2tRBUxgnnOnce you Read more about The Reality of Human Trafficking in Asia: A Virtual Summit[…]