“Failed Leadership” – Azza Karam Analyzes the Conflict in the Middle East at the 3rd Ecumenical Church Day in Germany
The motto of the third Ecumenical Church Day was: “Look, take action. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was also among the many guests at the talks. In a video talk, Azza Karam emphasized the importance of cooperation between religions.
Religions for Peace Receives International “Four Freedoms Award”
The prestigious peace prize is awarded internationally every two years. In 2016, German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the Freedom Medal. Now Religions for Peace has been honored in the “Religious Freedom” category.
Religions for Peace discusses equitable distribution of vaccines with WHO Secretary-General
Representatives of the Religions for Peace network exchanged views with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, secretary-general of WHO, about vaccine equity and the need to engage more with anti-vaccination activists.
An interview concerning International Women’s Day: “I call on men to speak less and to listen more”
March 8 is International Women’s Day. To mark the occasion, we publish this interview with Rachel Rosenbluth, one of the first Jewish women to be ordained as a rabbi. Rosenbluth was a speaker at the 1st Assembly on Women, Faith & Diplomacy in November 2020. Read, what she asks of men in the name of all women of faith.
International Day against Violence against Women – How Ring for Peace is involved
Today, November 25th, the world commemorates discrimination and violence against women and girls. The Lindauer Stiftung Friedensdialog der Weltreligionen und Zivilgesellschaft, Ring for Peace, is permanently launching very concrete projects to remedy this situation. Learn more about the ongoing efforts of our foundation.
Interview with Gunnar Stålsett
The ecumenical unity of the churches depends in particular on the question of the extent to which women and men are equal, explains former Bishop Gunnar Stålsett. Stålsett believes that for women in the Orthodox Church to have more rights, a religious leader is needed who is willing to risk his own future for the future of the Church.
Prof. Azza Karam speaks at G20 interfaith forum in Riad
The five-day event G20i will take place from Tuesday, October 13, to Saturday, October 17. And Professor Azza Karam, Secretary General of Religions for Peace, will take part as a speaker in the Plenary on the empowerment of women, youth and vulnerable people (Thursday, October 15, 4 to 5.30 pm (UTC+3)).
Benefits of the DNA-Kit
Rape victims – mostly women – who have limited access to medical facilities can empower themselves by use of the DNA-Kit in a self-effective way by collecting evidence that can be used in court. An instrument contributing to personal well-being and overcoming fear and shame.
Cooperation with UN Refugee Agency
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and Religions for Peace announced a commitment to form a Multi-Religious Council of Leaders to strengthen efforts to address the root causes of conflict and displacement and to support peacebuilding, inclusion and reconciliation efforts.
The Foundation Peace Dialogue of the World Religions and Civil Society was founded in 2018 in Lindau, Germany by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang and Monika Schürer. The Foundationʼs aim is to foster the peaceful coexistence between people and religions within Germany and Europe, to strengthen international understanding and cooperation, and to promote the dialogue between the generations and nations.
Ring for Peace – The Sculpture
The Berlin wood sculptor Gisbert Baarmann designed the 7.5-meter high wooden ring in the form of a Moebius strip. It is made of larch wood and the 36 kinds of wood used come from all over the world and from certified cultivation.
The sculpture was erected in August 2019 in the Lindau Luitpoldpark directly on the shore of Lake Constance. The ring is now permanently located there and will be available for future multi-religious ceremonies and meetings in Lindau. The Ring is a gift of the Foundation Peace Dialogue of the World Religions and Civil Society to the city of Lindau.
Program and topics
The program focuses on key issues related to peace and security, human rights and also development. The program will include interactive interviews and panels with prominent representatives from multiple faiths, politics and the media. Further details you find on the event page.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference 1st Assembly on Women, Faith & Diplomacy took place purely virtually. In the Inselhalle in Lindau, Germany, a core team from Religions for Peace and Ring for Peace handled the content and technical processes.
The Magazine of Ring for Peace
Ring for Peace publishes a digital magazine called: “Ring for Peace – common future – peace dialogues lindau“. The first issue of the 1st Assembly on Women, Faith & Diplomacy reads: “Issue 1 – transforming tomorrow – Women, Faith & Diplomacy”.
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.
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.
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.