Religions for Peace, and the Interfaith Center of New York, have joined together with other faith-based and humanitarian organisations to release a civil society letter addressed to senior United Nations and OIC officials, to urge for their support of humanitarian action and human rights in Afghanistan.
The Asia Pacific Women of Faith Network (APWoFN) held its first of three climate change webinars on Tuesday 29th November.We formed a working group for proceeding the seminar and its members were Religions for Peace Australia, CCRP and Religions for Peace Japan. They are all experts who are working nationally and internationally to solve climate change issues.Approximately 40 participants from the Asia-Pacific region joined the seminar for a lively discussion on climate change initiatives from both religious and professional perspectives.Leadring Author by Mrs. Philippa Rowlan (Chair of Religions for Peace Australia)Co-Authors by Asia Pacific Women of Faith Network Officers and Climate Change Working Project Team
Religions for Peace Bangladesh Interfaith Youth Network presents a short documentary of the children from the slums in Mirpur and streets in Gulistan, Dhaka. The metropolitan city of Dhaka is filled with quality schools, rich education and education for the riches. But we also need to know about the people, the children who are not privileged and have fallen out of the system. Let us be aware and make others aware of the darkness beneath the bright lights of Dhaka city. Let us bring light to their life. Youth Online Campaign on Preventing Violence against Children and Child Abuse Presented by- Religions for Peace BangladeshClick an image to watch their Read more about A Document Video on Children Issues for Youth Campaign by Religions for Peace Bangladesh[…]
On behalf of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (Religions for Peace Asia), we would like to express our deepest sympathy on the passing of Rev. Norio Sakai, Founder of Japanese Trustees’ Group, International Trustee of Religions for Peace and the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rissho Kosei-Kai. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rissho Kosei-Kai from 1996 to 2001. He encouraged the growth and active involvement of the World Conference of Religions for Peace in peacemaking activities through his strong support and active involvement. As a leader in national and international Federations of religious organizations, including Religions for Peace, Rev. Norio Sakai was Read more about Condolence Message to Rev. Norio Sakai[…]
In the latter part of 2022, parts of Australia’s east coast were hit with ongoing flooding, just one week after the declaration of a rare third La Niña. Torrential widespread rain and storms across much of the inland southeast caused major flooding from already full waterways across southern Queensland, inland New South Wales and northern Victoria.In response to the damage and suffering caused to those in flooded townships – and in small towns – and the byways of regional Australia and Tasmania, Religions for Peace Australia will conduct Prayers for the welfare of all involved and affected, and for all who are suffering ongoing dislocation and illnesses.Prayers and Sacred Reflections responding to Read more about Prayers & Sacred Reflections Responding to the Floods In Australia and for all in Australia and Pakistan[…]
From 27-30 November 2022, Religions for Peace, the City Council of Manresa, and Religions for Peace-Spain-GTER, organised an intergenerational, interreligious, multisectoral, and gender-sensitive forum entitled At a Crossroads: An Intergenerational and Multireligious Response to the Social and Environmental Crises. This event concluded with the signing of The Manresa 2022 Pact: Multireligious and Multisectoral Global Pact for the Development of Resilient, Sustainable, Safe, and Inclusive Cities (The Manresa 2022 Pact).
Prof. Azza Karam, Secretary General of Religions for Peace, spoke about the challenges that face the youth today during a Youth Delegate Panel Discussion on Climate Change during COP27 organised by the Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhKBEU-X7SM
The 3rd International Seminar on Religions and Ecological CivilizationAsian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP) is pleased to announce China Committee on Religion and Peace will hold an online seminar in December.At present, global warming-linked natural disasters and extreme weather—occurring with greater frequency—and the COVID-19 pandemic—which remains an upheaval within an upheaval—have had severe impacts on human life and health as well as economic and social development. A sound ecological environment is a critical public good that has implications for people’s livelihood and well-being as well as the future of mankind. The necessity of responding to global climate change while promoting the recovery of the world economy is a key Read more about Invitation: China Committee on Religion and Peace Online International Seminar[…]
As Women of Faith from the Asia Pacific region, we are increasingly aware of the serious threat thatescalating climate change poses to our families, communities, and countries. Our concept is to shareideas, hopes, and practical proposals that will enable us to make beneficial contributions aligned with our faiths.Please Download Today’s Agenda HereRegistration Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrf-mtpjksGtWyy0kT0UxlWtEyYY4V43N6Date/Time: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 2:00 pm-4:30 pm (Japan Standard Time) (Click Here for Your Local Time)<MC>Dr. Yin Yin Maw (Secretary-General of Religions for Peace Myanmar)<Speakers (Listed in order of presentation)>[Pre-Session] Ms. Huma Ikramullah (Secretary-General of RfP Pakistan)Moderator by Daw Yin Yin Maw (Secretary-General of Religions for Peace Myanmar)[Session 1] Rev. James Bhagwan (Recording) : Keynote Read more about Invitation: Asia Pacific Wome of Faith Network Climate Change Seminar[…]
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