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The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers

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    • Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, Finn Church Aid, PO Box 210, FI-00131 Helsinki, Finland
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Improve the effectiveness and sustainability of peace focused efforts through collaboratively supporting and strengthening the positive role of religious and traditional actors in peace and peacebuilding processes.


The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers was initiated in 2013 as a response to the growing awareness among mediation actors and peacebuilding organizations, including the United Nations, that religious and traditional actors are an influential yet underutilized resource in peace and peacebuilding processes.

IRD Activities

  • Peace Support

    The Network supports the engagement of faith- and tradition-oriented insider mediators and peacemakers in inclusive peace and peacebuilding processes. The work done in the Peace Support cluster emphasizes mediation, long-term peace initiatives, intra- and inter-faith dialogues, and capacity building as tools for conflict transformation. The focus of the work done in the cluster is to ensure that grassroots voices are heard and taken into consideration both at local as well as international levels. To add to this, the Peace Support work done by the Network includes conflict analyses and mappings, technical consultations, capacity building initiatives, and the facilitation of dialogue processes.

  • Main Focus Countries of Activities

    Central African Republic - Somalia - Nigeria - Kenya - Finland - Libya - South Sudan - Afghanistan - South-Eastern Asia