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The European Council of Religious Leaders - a resource for peace

The European Council of Religious Leaders is one of five regional Interreligious Councils  (IRCs) within the Religions for Peace network. The European Council of Religious Leaders brings together senior religious leaders from Europe’s historical religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam together with Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs and Zoroastrians.

The Council was founded in Oslo in 2002. The Council is funded by its members and has received project support from The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Religions for Peace is a network of national and regional Interreligious Councils (IRC) connected through an international World Council and Secretariat, based in New York. The global organisation brings together 70 national and 5 regional IRCsMore  

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Stein Villumstad

Mr. Stein Villumstad is General Secretary of European Council of Religious Leaders – Religions for Peace. More

Transition in ECRL: Welcome and Farewell>More

SECRETARIAT MOVING TO LONDON

16.12.14

The experienced Religions for Peace activist Jehangir Sarosh is taking up the position as General Secretary for ECRL, bringing the secretariat to London. As the Oslo office of ECRL closes down, Stein Villumstad bids farewell.   >>>

Code of Conduct on Holy Sites well received in Brussels

03.12.14

"The Code of Conduct is a valuable conflict prevention tool and in line with Council of Europe policies" expressed Ambassador Torbjørn Frøysnes, the Representative of Council of Europe in Brussels in a consultation with key stakeholders 26th November.   >>>

Nobel Peace Prize 2014:>More

Muslim - Hindu activism for peace and children!

10.10.14

Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay are awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Kailash, a Hindu Indian Ghandi-inspired activist and Malala, a young Muslim Pakistani activist for girls' education share this year's Prize. ECRL praises the inter-national and inter-religious profile of the laureates!   >>>

The European Council of Religious Leaders – Religions for Peace is a coalition of senior religious leaders from Europe’s historic religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam together with Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs and Zoroastrians committed to common action for peace. More