Long before there was a government, there have been--and will always be--places of worship. Religions for Peace is where the world's religions join together to ensure that all people enjoy peace, harmony, and prosperity. We see the world's challenges and understand they can benefit from an interfaith, innovative, and inclusive response. Our 90 national and 6 regional Interreligious Councils, or "IRCs", bring together, not only the vast influence and resources of all faith traditions, but also their spiritual commitment to achieve solutions that leave no one behind. Religions for Peace's global movement is distinguished by its global leadership, Interreligious Councils, and interfaith women and youth networks which are working at local, national, and regional levels as changemakers. They respond to challenges-everything from violence and discrimination to environmental degradation-with bold solutions. We are more than an organisation. For 50 years, Religions for Peace has been a movement changing the world and challenging the status quo through our mutual conviction that religions are more powerful, inspiring, and impactful when they work together.


Our six key priorities guide our ongoing initiatives.

  • Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies-Our faith traditions inspire us to be changemakers where conflict, mass displacement, poverty, violent extremism and inequality call for common action.
  • The Environment– Recognising the intimate connection between all forms of life and communities, we are committed to nurturing a sustainable environment.
  • Gender Equality-Equality for women and girls is a foundation for securing a more peaceful and inclusive world for all people
  • Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion-Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. We bring faith communities together to champion this right for all.
  • Interreligious Education-Understanding diverse traditions is vital to increasing trust, respect, and cooperation among all people and faiths.
  • Global Partnerships-Strong partnerships with governments, civil society, and faith-based organisations ensures that our work is effective and leaves no one behind.

Azza Karam

Secretary General , Religions for Peace

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