Religions for Peace assembly takes place in Germany, issues declaration
8/9/19 - The 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace convened in Lindau, Germany at the end of August. The multi-religious gathering was organized from 20-23 August in partnership with the Foundation Peace Dialogue of the World Religions and Civil Society. Etienne de Jonghe, former Secretary General of Pax Christi International, represented Pax Christi International at the assembly.
Religions for Peace convenes an assembly every 5-7 years for the purpose of forging a moral consensus on contemporary challenges, electing new leadership and advancing multi-religious action across and beyond the Religions for Peace network.
Under the theme “Caring for our Common Future ̶ Advancing Shared Well-being,” some 800 religious leaders, youth and women of faith from over 100 countries were joined by 100 representatives of governments, intergovernmental organizations and civil society groups in forging partnerships for the common good. Previous Religions for Peace Assemblies have resulted in multi-religious projects in peacebuilding and development across the world.