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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

ECRL Annual Council meeting:>More

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:   >>>

ECRL letter to EU top officials:>More

LET GOVT OF SUDAN RECIND SENTENCE ON PREGNANT MOTHER!

27.05.14

ECRL Moderator and General Secretary have in an open letter urged EU top officials President José Manel Durão Barroso and Ms Catherine Asthton to demand of the Government of Sudan to recind its sentencing a pregnant woman to flogging and capital punishment because of her religious conviction, and respect their international commitments to freedom of religion or belief. See letter:   >>>

ECRL CONDEMNS TERRORIST ACT IN BRUSSELS

25.05.14

ECRL condemns the shooting that killed four people in the Jewish Museum in Brussels on Saturday! According to Belgian authorities it was a deliberate terrorist action targeted towards Jews, reflecting an Anti-Semitic hate crime.   >>>

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