Religions for Peace Conference Closes with Critical Action Points
As previously reported, the Parliament of the World's Religions joined the historic 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace in an ongoing effort to foster greater collaboration between interfaith networks.
The conference closed on Friday, August 23rd with a newly selected Secretary General, Parliament keynote and interfaith colleague, Azza Karam and the adoption of five critical action points.
The conference action points focus on advancing shared well-being as multi-religious vision of positive peace, advancing shared well-being by preventing and transforming violent conflicts, advancing shared well-being by promoting just and harmonious societies, and advancing shared well-being by promoting integral human development and protecting the earth. Each action point was based on a declaration from existing efforts in the global interfaith movement.
Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh of Birmingham, UK, and Professor Josef Boehle, led the efforts in the successful adoption of the Charter for Forgiveness and Reconciliation under the action point of advancing shared well-being as multi-religious vision of positive peace at the 10th Religions for Peace World Assembly. The Charter has been presented at various faith and interfaith convenings around the world, including the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions in Toronto, Canada. The Parliament extends its heartiest congratulations to Religions for Peace, Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh, and Professor Josef Boehle for this success. Read more here!
The Interfaith Rainforest Initiative, of which Religions for Peace, the Parliament, Green Faith, Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative, Regnskogfondet, UN Environment, World Council of Churches and the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology are partners, was also represented at the convening. Over 900 religious leaders from 125 countries endorsed IRI's Faith for Forests Declaration under the action point of advancing shared well-being by promoting integral human development and protecting the earth. The Parliament remains committed to a culture of sustainability and care for the environment and joins Religions for Peace in the endorsement of the #FaithforForest declaration. Read more here!
Learn more about the Religions for Peace action points at RFP.org and enjoy some images from the conference below!