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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

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Stop persecution of Iraqi Christians and Iraqis of other religions!

11.08.14

Inter-Religious Council of Albania expresses "deep concern for the situation ... these days in the Middle East region, and in special way the criminal persecution followed by ISIS... against the local Christian population, even also toward the muslims and other minorities in a ruthless manner..."   >>>

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69 years since Hiroshima and Nagasaki

06.08.14

ECRL commemorates the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by extending our thoughts and prayers to all survivers and affected by the bombs. World Council of Churches, the host of our 2014 Council meeting has issued a statement on this occasion that ECRL fully supports. See the full statement:   >>>

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Statements on religious practices and Ukraine

27.05.14

ECRL called for protecting the righ to uphold religious practices, and made a statement on the situation in Ukrain during its annual meeting in Geneva 13 - 14 May. See full texts:   >>>

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