Words Gass Gass Gass Gass Gass
People Peolpe Peolpe Peolpe Peolpe Peolpe Peolpe Peolpe Peolpe Peolpe Peolpe Peolpe Peolpe Peolpe Peolpe Peolpe
          


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  

- Recieve our newsmail
  

newsmail facebook Follow ECRL on Twitter

Stein Villumstad

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

Roundtable in Brussels: RELIGIONS HAVE A DUTY TO PROMOTE EQUAL CITIZENSHIP IN EUROPE

28.03.14

“Openness and tolerance are fundamental for a good society” stated Secretary of State of the German State of Hessen Mr. Mark Weinmeister in the Roundtable convened by ECRL in cooperation with Brussels office of the Council of Europe (CoE) and hosted by the State of Hessen. CoE ambassador Torbjørn Frøysnes pointed out that conventions and legal frameworks are in place to secure citizenship with equal treatment. Active participation from all groups in society is needed to secure their implementation, and religious leaders have particularly opportunities and responsibilities to contribute.   >>>

KEEP THE PEACE IN UKRAINE!

03.03.14

ECRL is greatly concerned about the situation in Ukraine, and call on all parties to solve the current crisis with peaceful means! The Ukrainian Churches and Religious Organizations has issued an appeal, calling on” the international community, to Russian authorities …the countries-guarantors of the security of Ukraine – the United States of America and Great Britain, to the European Union, to the United Nations and OSCE… and all the people of the good will to solidarity with us, to prayer for Ukraine and Ukrainian nation.”   >>>

250 Days of Captivity:>More

A Call to Release the Two Captured Syrian Bishops

28.12.13

It is now 250 days since the two Syrian Bishops—Metropolitan Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, the Syrian Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo and a Religions for Peace (RfP) Honorary President, and Metropolitan Boulos Yazigi, the Greek Orthodox Bishop of Allepo —were kidnapped.   >>>

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