Almanac of Cyclical IRD Events
The Almanac of Cyclical Interreligious Dialogue Events is an online planning and knowledge tool showcasing regular interreligious dialogue events held by organizations around the world, some of which also give international awards in interreligious dialogue. To find an event, organization or see what is happening in any given cycle, use the interactive sundial below or the search critieria further down.
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The African Council for Religious Leaders – Religions for Peace (ACRL-RfP) is a coalition of various faith organizations, faith communities and religious leaders in the continent, working together through National Inter-religious Councils from 28 countries and four sub-regional platforms to advance peace, sustainable development and shared well-being.
The European Council of Religious Leaders (ECRL) brings together senior religious leaders from Europe’s historical religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam together with Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs and Zoroastrians. ECRL has participatory status with the Council of Europe.
ECRL is one of five regional Interreligious Councils with the Religions for Peace network. Religions for Peace – accredited to the United Nations – is the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition advancing common action for peace since 1970.
The Forum aims to stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering a culture of democracy,freedom of thought, human rights and peace and tranquility for all human beings. The forum provides a common platform for interactions, relationships, education and information exchange. In particular the forum has an interest in issues regarding pluralism, peace making , intercultural and interfaith dialogue, social justice and harmony .
The inter-religious International Meetings started in the mid-80’s, as an initiative of the Community of Sant’Egidio, with the aim of promoting mutual understanding and dialogue among religions, in a horizon of peace.
The Community of Sant’Egidio has continued living the spirit of the Assisi World Day of Prayer, proposed by John Paul II in 1986, by accepting the Pope’s final invitation of that historical meeting: “Let’s keep spreading the message of Peace and living the spirit of Assisi”. Since that moment, through a network of friendship between representatives of different faiths and cultures from more than 60 countries, the Community has promoted a pilgrimage of peace, that has had several stages in various European and Mediterranean cities year after year.
The Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions is a unique interfaith forum, held every three years in Astana at the initiative of President Nursultan Nazarbayev. For 15 years, this forum has played an important role in the rapprochement of cultures and civilisations, in searching for answers to the key challenges of our time. “Religious Leaders for a Safe World” was the main topic of the Sixth Congress, convened on October 10-11 2018. The event brought together the representatives of more than 82 countries, delegations from 46 states including well-known politicians, religious leaders of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zoroastrism as well as the representatives of international, religious and public organizations, such as the UN Alliance of Civilizations, OSCE, UNESCO, and the League of Arab States.
The next Congress is set for September 2022 in Nur-Sultan under the topic «The role of leaders of world and traditional religions in the spiritual and social development of humanity»
The Crans Montana Forum works to build a more Humane and Impartial World “Committed to a more Humane and Impartial World” and encourages international cooperation and overall growth. It also works to promote best practices and to ensure a permanent dialogue between all those who handle high-level responsibilities. The various Forums organized worldwide (Brussels, Geneva, Rabat, Dakhla, Vienna, Crans-Montana, Bucharest, Baku, Zagreb, Roma, Sarajevo, Tirana, Athens, Malta, Bahrain etc…) represent exceptional opportunities for Businesses and Government Officials to implement their strategies, strengthen relationships with partners and create new ones, and build cooperation opportunities. The 2017 Forum on Africa and South-South cooperation will be held in Dakhla Morocco TOWARDS A NEW AFRICA
FOR THE 21st CENTURY
Stability, Cohesion and Solidarity for a sustainable Development
The structuring Role of Morocco in Africa
The Doha International Centre on Interfaith Dialogue (DICID) Annual International Conference on Interfaith Dialogue among religions, discusses important humanitarian issues addressed from the perspective of every religion, to reach common conclusions, and make them serve values of justice and peace.
The 14th DICID will be held on May 24-25, 2022 under the theme “Religions and Hate Speech between Practice and Texts”
The Focolare Movement is an international organization operating in 182 countries and which promotes the spirituality of unity. The organisation was founded in 1943 by Chiara Lubich in Trent, northern Italy. The word “Focolare” is Italian for “hearth” or “family fireside”.
Focolares most recent international convention was held online from Brussels under the title “Dare to Care” in May 2021. “A world that dares to care, and a world where care is placed at the center of political discourse will be a better world, a more united world.”
The Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies was launched in 2014 in response to the unprecedented violence and devastation spreading throughout the Muslim world. The impetus for the initiative was the more dire situation than crises of the past. Conditions have rendered lands unstable and lead to distorted perceptions of Islam worldwide – particularly in the West, where prejudice and acts of violence against Muslims are increasing as a result of an escalation in Islamophobia.
The theme of the 2021 8th Assembly was “”Comprehensive Citizenship: From Shared Existence to Shared Conscience,” with government representatives, religious leaders, and hundreds of scholars from all religions, including many young scholars. The topic of citizenship, was selected given its primary importance to strengthening global peace and protecting stability in different communities.
Website (AR): https://peacems.com/ar