RID Statements

Regional Interfaith Dialogue is jointly sponsored by Australia, together with Indonesia, the Philippines and New Zealand. In addition to the co-sponsoring countries, the eight remaining ASEAN countries also participate in the Dialogue, as well as East Timor, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. The Dialogue has been conducted on six occasions, most recently in Semerang, Indonesia, in March of 2012. The theme of the Semerang Dialogue was “Strengthening Collaborative Communities to Promote Regional Peace and Security: Interfaith in Action“. The Semerang Dialogue integrated the inititatives from the previous of regional Dialogues: the Yogyakarta Dialogue on Interfaith Cooperation (December 2004), the Cebu Dialogue on Regional Cooperation for Peace, Development and Human Dignity (March 2006), the Waitangi Dialogue on Building Bridges (May 2007) and the Phnom Penh Dialogue on Interfaith Cooperation for Peace and Harmony (April 2008) and the Perth Dialogue (2009).

The Declarations from each of the six Dialogues are available here:

Semerang

The Sixth annual Regional Interfaith Dialogue was the Semerang Dialogue (2012) on Strengthening Collaborative Communities to Promote Regional Peace and Security: Interfaith in Action (Semerang, Indonesia, 12 – 15 March 2012)

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Perth

The Fifth annual Regional Interfaith Dialogue was the Perth Dialogue 2009 on Future Faith Leaders: Regional Challenges and Cooperation (Perth, Australia, 28-30 October 2009)

PDF Icon Download the Perth Declaration (2009)

Phnom Penh

The Phnom Penh Dialogue on Interfaith Cooperation for Peace and Harmony took place in 2008 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 3-6 April 2008

PDF Icon Download the Phnom Penh Declaration (2008)

Waitangi

The Third Asia-Pacific Regional Interfaith Dialogue Building Bridges took place at Waitangi, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, on 29-31 May 2007.

PDF Icon Download the Waitangi Declaration (2007)

Cebu

The Cebu Dialogue on Regional Interfaith Cooperation for Peace, Development and Human Dignity took place at Shangri-La Mactan Island Resort, Cebu, in the Philippines on 14 -16 March 2006,

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Yogyakarta

The Yogyakarta Dialogue took place in Indonesia in 2004. It was the first dialogue that made declarations fostering Interfaith Cooperation in the region.

PDF Icon Download the Yogyakarta Declaration (2004)