10th World Assembly Lindau 2019

Finding Peace

“Caring for our Common Future – Advancing Shared Well-being” is the theme of the Religions for Peace 10th World Assembly that will take place between 20 and 23 August 2019 in Lindau. Some 900 senior religious leaders, youth and women of faith from over 100 countries will be joined by 100 representatives of governments, intergovernmental organizations, and civil society groups. They come together to create mutual trust and decide on concrete future projects, as well as forging multi-stakeholder partnerships for the common good. Among others, German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Jeffrey D. Sachs and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Beatrice Fihn of ICAN are expected to attend.


The Handbook contains all details about the 10th World Assembly.


The workbook provides background and context of the assembly themes.

“Our dialogue always starts with respect for differences.“

Dr. William F. Vendley

Secretary General Religions for Peace

“As the world stands at the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution, ethics and morality are required to guide our scientists and technocrats in order to prevent increasing environmental degradation, or its repercussions such as climate change, natural disasters, diminishing food production.”

Ela Gandhi is Chairperson of the Gandhi Development Trust and Phoenix Settlement Trust. The peace activist is the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi.
Country of origin: South Africa
Religion: Hindu by birth but practices universal religious practices, no rituals

“Today, our planet is home to over seven billion people, two billion of which are children. Caring for our Common Future is now the ethical responsibility of each and every one of us. As a human family, if our aim is to create a better tomorrow for our children and address some of the complex problems confronting us – we will have to find renewed faith and new allies.”

Kezevino (Vinu) Aram, serves as Director of Shanti Ashram, an internationally reputed Gandhian organization, which is committed to integrated rural development. She has led critical child development initiatives around the world and across rural India.
Country of origin: India
Religion: Hindu