Religions for Peace


Religions for Peace

Religions for Peace is a global interfaith peacebuilding coalition in over 90 countries across 6 regions. These 90 national and 6 regional Interreligious Councils, or “IRCs,” bring together, not only the vast influence and resources of all faith traditions, but also their spiritual commitment to achieve solutions that leave no one behind.

Since its inception in 1970, Religions for Peace has been guided by a vision of a world where faith communities cooperate effectively for peace.

Religions for Peace’s global movement is distinguished by its global leadership, Interreligious Councils, and interfaith women and youth networks which are working at local, national, and regional levels as change makers. They respond to challenges – everything from violence and discrimination to environmental degradation – with bold solutions. For 50 years, Religions for Peace has been a movement changing the world and challenging the status quo through mutual conviction that religions are more powerful, inspiring, and impactful when they work together.

Faith leaders and communities have served on the frontlines of every major challenge the world has ever faced – Religions for Peace brings this expertise and commitment together for interfaith solutions that include government, civil society, and all other stakeholders. From COVID-19 and HIV/AIDs to peace negotiations and creating open space for dialogue in some of the most challenging contexts.

Ten World Assemblies

Every five to seven years, Religions for Peace convenes a World Assembly to bring together faith leaders with government and civil society partners to forge a consensus on global priorities for peace and elect new leadership.

Previous World Assemblies have taken place in 2019 (Lindau, Germany), 2013 (Vienna, Austria), 2006 (Kyoto, Japan), 1999 (Amman, Jordan), 1994 (The Vatican, Italy), 1989 (Melbourne, Australia), 1984 (Nairobi, Kenya), 1979 (Princeton, United States), 1974 (Leuven, Belgium), and 1970 (Kyoto, Japan).

Multi-religious Humanitarian Fund

Religions for Peace supports interfaith humanitarian projects through the Multi-religious Humanitarian Fund. The Fund is currently financing 20 multi-faith projects around the world and as its impact becomes increasingly evident, more individuals, organizations, & foundations are choosing to invest in the idea that we can accomplish more together than apart.


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