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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.

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Complete program

The program focused on key issues related to peace and security, human rights and also development. The program included interactive interviews and panels with prominent representatives from multiple faiths, politics and the media.

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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.

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Interview with Azza Karam

Learn why Prof. Azza Karam thinks that it is inevitable for the UN to work with religious leaders and movements.

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Interview with Margrit Wettstein

“All the women here have done something about it, something that has made a difference”, says Margritt Wettstein in an interview with Ring for Peace magazine.

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Religions for Peace to launch new Website

Our Partners of Religions for Peace in New York just launched a wonderful new website. If you have some time to spare, you might want to visit it and check it out.

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Interview with Margot Käßmann

“Real encounters are often a mutual encouragement”, says Margot Käßmann in our interview with Ring for Peace magazine.

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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)).

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Pilot Project South Africa

The Cape in South Africa: Thousands of women suffer sexual, gender-based violence (SGBV) in a country with one of the highest reported rape rates in the world. It is an overwhelming challenge.

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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.

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Magazine Issue 1: Interview with Annette Schavan

“Strengthen the commitment of women at all levels”, says Annette Schavan in our first Interview of Ring for Peace Magazine.

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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.

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The Foundation

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.

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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.

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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.

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Virtual conference

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.

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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”.

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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.