Build Communities

When one group of people disregards the humanity of another, the seeds of conflict are sown. Peace, by contrast, is rooted in fundamental respect for the equality and dignity of all human beings—a tenet that is widely shared among people of faith. Respect for the humanity of others can be cultivated in the places where we live, work and pray. That is why Religions for Peace strives to build communities that cherish human dignity, peace with justice and shared well-being.

To that end, we work with diverse faith communities to promote religious freedom and pluralism, and to protect the most vulnerable among us—including religious minorities and children. Where communities are divided along religious lines, our multi-religious partnerships bridge those divides and help both sides appreciate their shared values. At the same time, we actively promote democracy, citizenship and good governance, in order to build inclusive societies in which all voices are heard.