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10th World Assembly

/ The Project

Caring for our Common Future

2019, August 20-23

These were:

  • 4 Days
  • 900 Participants
  • 100 Nationalities
  • 10 Religions 
  • 1 Motto

“Caring for our Common Future – Advancing Shared Well-being” was the theme of the Religions for Peace 10th World Assembly that took place in Lindau, Germany. Some 900 senior religious leaders, youth and women of faith from over 100 countries gathered – joined by 100 representatives of governments, intergovernmental organizations, and civil society groups.

They came together to create mutual trust and decide on concrete future projects, as well as forging multi-stakeholder partnerships for the common good.

Please find the opening ceremony in this video below.

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Opening Ceremony: Religions for Peace 10th World Assembly Lindau 2019

Guests included German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Jeffrey D. Sachs and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Beatrice Fihn of ICAN.

Present were also delegates from Religions of Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Sikh, Shintoisms, Taoism and Zoroastrianism as well as indigenous groups.

Please find the plenary session in this video below.

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Plenary Session – Advancing Shared Well-Being as Multi-Religious Vision of Positive Peace
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Key Topics

The delegates of the 10th World Assembly dealt with the following topics: Potential – Effective action, together against radicalization and escalation; Climate change – an existential issue; Religions as “Trustees of Knowledge” against Fake News.

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Facts and Figures

What is Religions for Peace? Where is Religions for Peace located? Who is behind it and what goals does Religions for Peace pursue? What are the World Assemblies, how often do they take place and who is invited to them. Everything you want to know about the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace can be found here.

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Women’s Pre-Assembly

One day before the start of the general assembly, representatives of the world religions met for the Religions for Peace women preliminary assembly. This event offered a crucial platform for reflection, discussion and mobilization with regard to the role of women in interfaith cooperation.

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Youth Pre-Assembly

One day before the start of the general assembly, around 100 leading youth representatives of the religions from six regional networks met for the youth pre-assembly. Young people are an essential part of the Religions for Peace network. They bring energy, innovation and ingenuity to the movement.

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Stories

50 years ago, representatives of various denominations founded Religions for Peace. Their goal: to create peace across all confessional borders. A look back shows how much the challenges have changed since then.