Religions for Peace
Lead efforts to advance effective multi-religious cooperation for peace on global, regional, national and local levels, while ensuring that the religious communities organized on these same levels assume and exercise appropriate leadership and ownership of these efforts.
The origins of Religions for Peace date back to 1961, when a handful of senior leaders from the world's major faith traditions began to explore the possibility of organising a "religious summit." They felt the urgent need for believers around the world to take action toward achieving world peace. The World Conference of Religions for Peace convened for the first time in Kyoto, Japan, on 16-21 October 1970.