Cover title of newspaper supplement world religions for peace

10th World Assembly



„Each and every one of you will agree that it is better to talk to one another than to resolve conflicts violently. That is why Religions for Peace has been working for 50 years.”

Ulrich Schneider, Head of Ring for Peace

Deeply rooted shared values

Representatives of different faith communities founded Religions for Peace 50 years ago. Their goal: To establish peace across all confessional boundaries. A look back shows just how much the challenges have changed since then. Read the full article here (PDF).

The positive energies of religions

Meherzia Labidi Maïza is Honorary President of Religions for Peace and is well aware of the potential for conflict harbored by religions. But she continually brings hostile parties together and is convinced that dialogue represents a path to peace. Read the full article here (PDF).

World - Religion - Peace: The supplement in the German weekly newspaper "Die Zeit"

Read more stories in the newspaper supplement of “Die Zeit” (PDF). „Die Zeit“ (PDF).

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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.


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.


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.


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.



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.