BUILDING AN INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK FOR PEACE
THE WORLD COUNCIL OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS
The World Council of Religious Leaders, an independent body, works to bring religious resources to support the work of the United Nations in our common quest for peace. The World Council of Religious Leaders aims to serve as a model and guide for the creation of a community of world religions. It seeks to inspire women and men of all faiths in the pursuit of peace and mutual understanding.
The World Council of Religious Leaders aims to serve as a model and guide for the creation of a community of world religions. In the spirit of service and humility, it seeks to inspire women and men of all faiths in the pursuit of peace, justice and mutual understanding.
It will undertake initiatives to provide the spiritual resources of the world's religious traditions to assist the United Nations and its agencies in the prevention, resolution and healing of conflicts and in the eradication of their causes and in addressing social and environmental problems.
By promoting the practice of the spiritual values shared by all religious traditions, and by uniting the human community for times of world prayer and meditation, the World Council seeks to aid in developing the inner qualities and external conditions needed for the creation of a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world society.
"The problem often times is not with the Faith, but the Faithful"
"This is the most inspiring gathering."
Kofi Annan, Secretary General, United Nations in 2000
“We have to be united and not silent…. Be a blessing to humanity, to mankind. That should be everyone’s mission statement in life.” -
Rabbi Arthur Schneier, President of The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, receiving the 2019 Responsible Leadership Award for A Lifetime of Achievement on 1 May 2019