Religions for Peace

Religions for Peace is the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition advancing common action for peace since 1970. Religions for Peace understands that to build peace we must work to stop war, end poverty, and protect the earth. More than five billion people identify themselves as members of religious communities. These existing social networks reach from the smallest villages to national capitals and beyond. Religions for Peace uses these existing structures to advance common action for peace.

The Religions for Peace network consists of a World Council of senior religious leaders from all regions of the world, six regional inter-religious councils and more than seventy national ones, the Global Women of Faith Network, and the Global Religious Youth Network. Headquartered in New York and accredited to the United Nations, Religions for Peace works to foster interfaith dialogue in 90 countries in six continents, including some of the most challenging places around the globe.

Respecting religious differences, we work simultaneously on the local, national, regional, and international levels to build peace, based on deeply held and widely shared beliefs. We reject the misuse of religion and promote our shared responsibility to protect and care for one another, particularly the most vulnerable among us.

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