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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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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!   >>>

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RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES MUST CONTRIBUTE TO FUTURE CIVILIZATIONS!

03.09.14

ECRL Council member Chief Rabbi René Gutman: “we only represent fragments of civilization and history, but we need as religious people to contribute to our common future in constructive ways”. The statement came in the Council of Europe convened “Exchange” meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan 1-2 September.   >>>

ECRL condemns the heinous acts of IS

28.08.14

ECRL supports initiatives taken by Muslim and non-Muslim organisations and individuals to promote human dignity and condemn the cruel acts of the so-called Islamic State. ECRL observes with pleasure different public action, including demonstrations and statements like the one below from RfP UK.   >>>

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