Religions for Peace: A Call for Peace in Israel and Gaza

A Statement from the Religions for Peace Executive Committee28 February 2024, New York, NY: After over 140 days of the Israel-Hamas war, Religions for Peace reaffirms its urgent call for peace in the Middle East—and, throughout the world.Undisputedly, the attacks on Israeli and Palestinian civilians are horrific. The acts of murder, rape, capturing civilians, maltreating hostages, targeting residential areas, and restricting access to essential resources such as medical care, food and water are fundamentally inhumane. As both Israelis and Palestinians each grieve the loss of thousands of innocent lives, especially those of women and children, we are reminded that the prioritisation of political interests over the lives of human beings is wholly unacceptable and that Read more about Religions for Peace: A Call for Peace in Israel and Gaza[…]

The Second Tokyo Peace Roundtable Statement

Religions for Peace International and Religions for Peace Japan, in partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), concluded the second “Beyond War and Toward Reconciliation: Multi-Religious Peace Roundtables” which took place from 19-21 February 2024, in Tokyo, Japan. The Second Tokyo Peace Roundtable concluded with the Beyond War and Towards Reconciliation: Multi-Religious Peace Roundtables Statement that made commitments “to continue to pray and work multi-religiously towards a culture of peace that advances shared well-being, grounded in respect for the sanctity of life and human dignity.”  We, religious leaders, representatives of diverse faiths, bodies, and religious institutions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism) from Colombia, Haiti, India, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Mali, Myanmar, Palestine, Peru, Russia, Spain, Türkiye, Ukraine, and the United States, Read more about The Second Tokyo Peace Roundtable Statement[…]

Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP) Statement for COP 28

Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP) would like to issue the statement for COP 28, which ws adoptedd at the Executive Council meetin on December 4th.The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP 28) is now taking place in Dubai, UAE, with leaders from 198 countries.As the global interfaith network in Asia-Pacific, we, Religions for Peace Asia, would like to appeal our message on climate change to the world.

FINAL STATEMENT “Our Shared Moral and Legal Obligation to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons:”

“Our Shared Moral and Legal Obligation to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons:”

On the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons

August 3, 2016 ∣ United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan

Twenty years ago on 8 July 1996, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued a historic Advisory Opinion that stated: “The threat or use of nuclear weapons would generally be contrary to the rules of international law applicable in armed conflict, and in particular the principles and rules of humanitarian law. …There exists an obligation to pursue in good faith and bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control.” […]



The first annual meeting of the Executive Committee of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace / Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP) to be held of the members who had been newly elected at the Incheon General Assembly 2014, was convened in the beautiful city of Bandung in Indonesia from 3rd – 4th June 2015. The meeting was attended by 59 representatives from 16 Asian and Pacific countries.

ACRP in collaboration with the Center for Dialogue and Cooperation among Civilizations (CDCC) launched its annual meeting with an international seminar on Asian Multireligious Action to Overcome Violent Religious Extremism held at Gedung Merdeka, the venue of the historic Asian and African Conference in 1955, which was attended by over 200 delegates.