Korean Conference of Religions for Peace
Korean Conference of Religions for PeaceCOUNTRY
Republic of KoreaADDRESS
#602, 112-7, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of KoreaWEBSITE
The Korean Conference of Religions for Peace was founded on the occasion of the third general assembly of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP) on June 1986 in Seoul. The number of participating religious organizations grew from six (Protestantism, Buddhism, Won-Buddhism, Confucianism, Chondogyo, Catholicism) into seven with the addition of the Association for Native Korean Religions in 2001.
KCRP aims to promote mutual exchange and understanding among Korean religious organizations, to promote and execute joint tasks to help achieve a better Korea, ultimately contributing to world peace through close cooperation with religious organizations around the world.
Despite the diversity of religions in Korean society, KCRP has taken the lead in engaging with neighbor religions through dialogue and cooperation and in resolving conflicts and building peace, rather than causing religious conflicts.
KCRP has contributed to maintaining a reunification-friendly atmosphere through inter-Korean religious exchanges for peace on the Korean peninsula. It has supported various inter-Korean exchanges and projects since the 1990s. In addition, KCRP supports various projects to promote peace and resolve religious conflicts in Iraq, Mindanao in the Philippines, the Tamil region in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Afghanistan. It also conducts various projects in Korea on issues related to the environment, justice, human rights, and peace education for youth.
・Building Friendship for Korean and Japanese Youth
・APIYN Youth Camp