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[…]

[March 8th] Virtual International Women’s Day Celebration by RfP Philippines

Let’s celebrate women’s history month together!“Celebrate women’s achievements. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. International Women’s Day began in the early 1900s, and it has overcome gender issues and given many voices to the world.RfP Philippines will hold the Virtual International Women’s Day Celebration.Let’s celebrate the memorable Women’s Day together! Date/Time: Monday, 08 March 2021, 1:00 pm (Philippine Time) Theme:      “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”Register: https://churchofjesuschrist.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEodOihrDsiHdU4lhnT_Dfalmb36OIcvyxRThe world is Read more about [March 8th] Virtual International Women’s Day Celebration by RfP Philippines[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Reports from National Chapters

During the ACRP Executive Committee Meeting on October 14 and 15, each chapter’s activity reports were orally presented.In addition to the Flagship Project, which is composed of five prioritized project areas (see Flagship Project), there were also activity reports on COVID-19.Please click on the chapters below to read the reports of each country.RfP AustraliaRfP BangladeshChina Committee on Religion and Peace RfP IndiaRfP IndonesiaRfP MalaysiaRfP MaynmarRfP PakistanKorean Conference of Religions for PeaceRfP Thailand/IRC ThailandAPIYN(<a href=’https://www.freepik.com/vectors/business’>Business vector created by iconicbestiary – www.freepik.com</a>)

New date of the 9th General Assembly: October 20 to 22, 2021

At the ACRP Executive Committee meeting, held on 14 and 15 October, EC members agreed on new dates for the 9th General Assembly in 2021. The main assembly will be held On October 20 to 22, 2021 at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center. They also agreed on new dates for Youth Pre-Assembly, which will be held from 17 to 19 October, and for Women’s Pre-Assembly, which will be held on 19 October.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all EC members have concluded that the next Assembly should deal with this theme one way or the other. Therefore, it was also announced that the central theme and sub-themes of the Assembly have Read more about New date of the 9th General Assembly: October 20 to 22, 2021[…]