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11.12.2019 | New York City, USA
The Arc of Justice: The World’s Religions Launch Strategic Priorities for Peace

As a growing public health crisis becomes increasingly urgent, prominent global actors and institutions, including the United Nations, are confronted by the realisation that all hands on deck are required to address the cross-cutting challenges faced by our world today. Another public health epidemic is but one of the major global challenges demanding coordinated and effective responses from diverse institutions, and civil society networks.

30.08.2019 | Leicester/Lindau
New DNA evidence kit for victims of rape helps preserve evidence in low-resource settings

Gender-based violence is part of everyday life for many women and one of the biggest humanitarian issues world-wide. However, far too many incidents have no consequences and gathering evidence in cases of sexual violence is often difficult. In order to identify and prosecute perpetrators it is crucial to collect forensic evidence such as DNA. For many women who cannot access a medical examination after a rape there is now hope.

24.08.2019 | Lindau
Declaration of the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace

We – 900 women, men, and youth – have gathered in Lindau, Germany, coming from 125 countries for the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace. We are grateful for 49 years of determined focus on building peace and on speaking for those most in need. We are an alliance of care, of compassion, of love. We represent a far greater, ever growing, and ever-radiating alliance of “common action” that Religions for Peace gladly serves.

23.08.2019 | Lindau
Religions agree: Destruction of rainforests must stop

Fourth day: Pressure is rising due to Amazon forest fires: Topics: First female General Secretary of Religions for Peace officially takes office - Results of Track II Peace Consultations - Closing Ceremony .

22.08.2019 | Lindau
Religious leaders, including Hon. Ela Gandhi, lead efforts to overcome violence against women

Third day of the Religions for Peace 10th World Assembly: Advocacy for just and harmonious societies – Consultation process in the Uganda conflict – In the afternoon: workshops, short interactive presentations (Lightning Talks) and meetings of religious representatives with international diplomats.

21.08.2019 | Lindau
Great potential: Women as peacemakers

Second day of the Religions for Peace 10th World Assembly: Religious representatives from MENA-Region (Middle East and North Africa) discuss the role of women in the global dialogue for peace – In the evening: Outdoor multi-religious meal shared among delegates and citizens of Lindau.

20.08.2019 | Lindau
German Federal President Steinmeier opens Religions for Peace 10th World Assembly

900 delegates from more than 100 countries convene in Lindau to inact concrete action for the building of multi-religious peace globally – 7.5-metre interreligious sculpture Ring for Peace will be inaugurated – Nobel Peace Prize laureate José Ramos-Horta comments on vision of positive peace

18.08.2019 | Lindau
10th World Assembly: The Ring for Peace – A Symbol of Peace

The Ring for Peace sheds light on the guiding theme of the 10th World Assembly and is introduced as a permanent symbol of peace between the religions. The ring stands as a connecting element, which is not fixed to one religion or excludes another. In many world religions, the ring symbolizes loyalty, truthfulness and honesty. The Buddhist Wheel of Life, the signet ring of the Prophet Mohammed in Islam, the Ring of Solomon in Judaism or Lessing’s Ring Parable, are only a few examples.

18.08.2019 | Lindau
10th World Assembly: The Facts

The 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace between 19 to 23 August in Lindau aims to achieve a global impact. There is expected to be a total of 900 representatives from various world religions, governments and civil society (including NGOs and multilateral institutions). This also includes high-ranking religious representatives from Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Sikh, Shintoism, Taoism and Zoroastrianism as well as indigenous groups whose aim is encourage interfaith religious action for the common good. What is more, representatives of government, international organizations, charitable foundations and civil society will participate in the assembly. It provides the framework for forging partnerships between various stakeholders for the benefit of the common good as well as for in-depth exchange about significant achievements with regard to peace, development and security.