Asia & the Pacific Interfaith Youth Network released Hiroshima Statement

Asia & the Pacific Interfaith Youth Network (APIYN) delegates visited Hiroshima, Japan, from May 9 to 11 and participated in the G7 Hiroshima Summit Prayer and Symposium by Religious Leaders organized by Religions for Peace Japan on May 10.All speakers and participants discussed conflict resolution and nuclear abolition not only in Japan but also with young Asian religious leaders who are the leaders of the future. Before the symposium, APIYN members visited Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Witnessing the tragedy of the atomic bombing, they were motivated to think about what they, the youth, could do for the future and what they must do now. They also experienced the importance of learning about Read more about Asia & the Pacific Interfaith Youth Network released Hiroshima Statement[…]

Religions for Peace Japan for G7 Hiroshima Summit Prayer and Symposium by Religious Leaders

G7 Hiroshima Summit, to be held on May 19-21, 2023, will feature an exchange of views among the leaders of the seven nations on the world economy, regional affairs, and various global issues. In Hiroshima, the “International City of Peace and Culture” chosen as the site for dialogue toward world peace and sustainable development, a “Prayer and Symposium by Religious Leaders” will be held to pray for a peaceful world, reaffirm the roles and efforts of religious leaders, and send a message.\Venue/ Memorial Cathedral for World Peace4-42 Noborimachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-city, Hiroshima, Japan 〒730-0016\Part I/13:00-13:50 (Japan Standard Time)  Multi-Religious Prayer Ceremony for Peace (See your regional time here)\Part II/ 13:50-17:00 (Japan Standard Read more about Religions for Peace Japan for G7 Hiroshima Summit Prayer and Symposium by Religious Leaders[…]

Religions for Peace Announces Women of Excellence in Multi-Religious Action Award

Religions for Peace, the world’s most representative multi-faith organisation, is pleased to announce the inaugural Women of Excellence in Multi-Religious Action Award! Women of faith are the backbone of all faith communities and religious institutions but are rarely recognised for their efforts. Religions for Peace understands the importance of recognising and amplifying the work of women of faith and women-led initiatives, as they are often overlooked in the fields of peacebuilding and interfaith cooperation.

Davao City Government supports the ACRP EC Meeting

Davao City, Philippines.  Hon. Temujin “Tek” Ocampo has positively expressed the support of the City Government of Davao to the ACRP Executive Council Meeting in May 2023.Rev. Yoshinori Shinohara, ACRP Secretary General, has made a courtesy visit with Hon. Tek Ocampo, a City Counselor and representing the Office of the Mayor, to seek their support and explore cooperation for common action, especially in the areas of peace building and environment protection. Rev. Shinohara was given the honor to deliver a privilege speech at the official Session of the City Councilors before the start of the ACRP EC meeting.  “With this invitation, the city government concretely expresses its support and willingness to Read more about Davao City Government supports the ACRP EC Meeting[…]

Rev. Shinohara met with Abp. Lampon

Cotabato City, Philippines.  Rev. Yoshinori Shinohara paid a courtesy visit to Archbishop Joselito Lampon, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cotabato to seek his support for the upcoming ACRP EC meeting and Peace Forum at the Bishop’s Residence in Cotabato City.Shinohara of the situation, issues and challenges that Christians, Muslims and Indigenous peoples are facing under the Bangsamoro government.  While there are still many concerns, we now see positive changes and hope that the path of peace will continue for everyone, says Abp. Lampon.ACRP will hold its first in-person annual Executive Council Meeting in Davao City in May 2023 since the start of the pandemic. As an expression of solidarity, ACRP plans Read more about Rev. Shinohara met with Abp. Lampon[…]

Donation of Dry Rations to Needy People in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has been suffering from the Covid-19 virus since the beginning of March 2020.  Some people, who have been infected with this virus, caused to spread this virus throughout the country by traveling to many places and associating with many people, including their relatives and friends.  As a result, more than 40000, people have been continued and some selected areas were completely shut down.  The Government imposed a curfew all over the country, and some districts: Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, and Jaffna were named the red areas.  All the religious observances have been stopped, even at Poyadays, Buddhist devotees were requested to do religious activities while staying at home.Sri Lanka’s Read more about Donation of Dry Rations to Needy People in Sri Lanka[…]