How We Do It

 

Religions for Peace harnesses the power of multi-religious cooperation to end war and create the conditions for lasting peace.

Religious communities possess enormous capacity to build a peaceful future. Eight in ten of the world’s people identify themselves as members of religious communities. And, in every country on Earth, faith communities are deeply involved in efforts to improve the human condition. 

Each religious group makes its own vital contribution to human well-being. And, when religious communities cooperate, their effectiveness and value grows exponentially. This insight informs every aspect of our work at Religions for Peace.

We create and manage interfaith networks that enable religious communities cooperate to solve critical global problems. Our affiliated Inter-religious Councils, women of faith networks and youth networks span 90 countries on five continents.

Through these networks, Religions for Peace mobilizes the collective assets of religious communities by analyzing threats to peace; making an inventory of available religious assets; matching religious assets with problem-solving roles; defining roles for religious leaders and communities; building the capacity of religious communities to act together; and unleashing common action.