The World Council of Religions for Peace announces a new commitment to solidarity


NEW YORK, October 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The World Council of Religions for Peace, made up of around 60 senior leaders from various religious institutions and faith communities, this morning released a joint statement expressing interfaith solidarity against violence, climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The human family faces many crises, from extremists perversely justifying gender and political violence on religious grounds; unsustainable economic practices that threaten the environment and public health; to the current Covid-19 pandemic which has exacerbated global inequalities ”, declared Dr. Azza Karam, Secretary General of Religions for Peace. “Never has there been a more urgent need for interfaith cooperation to serve the common good of humanity. That is why we have issued this new declaration of solidarity.”

The World Council’s Declaration on Faith and Diplomacy kicks off a four-day conference of over 600 religious, government and civil society leaders from around the world in Lindau, Germany. The declaration sets the tone for a week of growing interfaith partnerships and concrete strategies to address the many difficult challenges facing our world today.

The conference is moderated by Religions for Peace, the largest and most representative multireligious coalition in the world. Religions for Peace has worked as an accredited United Nations partner for over 50 years, helped the UN Security Council foster interfaith coexistence, and advised the White House on issues of religious freedom.

“We are united against the existential threats to our common humanity,” said Dr Karam. “And we look forward to working with governments, NGOs, multilateral groups and religious leaders around the world to build a better future.”

The “World Council of Religious Leaders Conference on Faith and Diplomacy: Generations in Dialogue” began on Monday October 4, but it is not too late to participate in the next sessions.

To view the session and speaker lineup and to watch the events broadcast live, please visit Members of the media can register here for press conferences on October 7.

For more information, please consult the Religions for Peace press kit. To request an interview with Dr. Azza Karam, Secretary General of Religions for Peace, please contact Elyse Sheppard To [email protected] or 202-471-4228 ext. 127.

About Religions for Peace

Religions for Peace is the largest and most representative multireligious coalition in the world with national member associations, called “Interfaith Councils” (IRCs) in nearly 100 countries. Since 1973, Religions for Peace has been accredited as a non-governmental organization with the United Nations and is particularly committed in the fields of conflict transformation, the promotion of just and harmonious societies, the promotion of sustainable human development, protecting the earth and promoting sustainable development goals. . Learn more about

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