North and South Korea Religions Seeking Peace



Religions for Peace (RfP) International joins its national affiliates, the Korean Conference of Religions for Peace (KCRP- South Korea), and the Korean Council of Religionists (KCR-North Korea) in calling for shared security and shared well-being for all peoples on the Korean Peninsula.

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Pakistan: Christian and Muslim Leaders Say Stop Attacks against Minorities and Yes to Speedy Justice


A Christian Chapel adjacent a masjid at University of Faisalabad was recently opened and blessed by the Archbishop of Faisalabad. Muslim and Christian leaders attended the opening and spoke in support of harmony between Muslims and minority religions.

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International Conference on “Youth, Peace and Violent Extremism”.

International Conference on “Youth, Peace and Violent Extremism” is a gathering between 100 to 150 young people from around the globe to come together to share their experiences on how they are building resilience in their communities to prevent violent extremism. This conference will take place in Melaka, Malaysia 30 July – 3 August 2018.

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International: Law of the Sea



All peoples and governments have a common imperative to protect and preserve our planet, according to Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations. He noted that commercial activity with regard to using the seas and marine life in areas beyond national jurisdiction will likely increase exponentially in coming years.

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Letting Go at Auschwitz-Birkenau: Lessons from a Zen Peacemaker Retreat


As the son of Holocaust survivors, with virtually every member of my family having been either a victim or survivor, I ruled out the possibility of ever visiting a concentration camp. Doing so would be emotionally off the charts. That all changed when I learned about a five-day Zen Peacemaker retreat at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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Vatican Calls Christians, Buddhists to Work to End Corruption


The Vatican – the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue – sends greetings to the Buddhists of the world on occasion of Vesak and seeks cooperation in ending corruption.

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Indonesia: Unifying faiths in peace and harmony through dialogue

In a plenary discussion titled ”Light and Truth in Pluralistic Asia” held at the Asia Ecumenical Youth Assembly (AEYA) in Manado, Indonesia last Monday, religious leaders from different faiths shared perspectives. They agreed that continuous interfaith dialogue is key to better mutual understanding, tolerance and respect. And thus crucial for long term peace and stability.

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Indonesia and the Future of Islam

Currently, 62 percent of Muslims live in Asia. Another 32 percent live in Africa. Relatively few of the world’s Muslims actually live in the Middle East. Indonesia is by far the most populous Muslim-majority country on earth; its 202 million Muslims are more than the entire Middle East combined.

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