Berlino, 18-20 Giugno: incontro di 70 rappresentanti religiosi da tutto il mondo per riflettere sulla responsabilità delle Religioni per la Pace

From 18-20 June, 70 religious representatives from around the world gathered in Berlin at the invitation of Foreign Minister Heiko Maas as part of the German Federal Foreign Office’s ‘Task Force on the Responsibility of the Religions for Peace’ to exchange views on approaches to the responsibility of religions to work for peace and social equilibrium. The conference examined issues of religion and media, religion and mediation, religion and peace education, and the roles of women in religious peace processes.

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Religions for Peace Global Community Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Travel Ban

Religions for Peace (RfP) expresses its sorrow and moral opposition to the United States Supreme Court ruling to uphold the U.S. President’s ban on travel from nations with large Muslim populations.
RfP’s position is respectful of each nation’s principled responsibility to have and enforce just immigration, travel and national security laws that fully respect human rights.
RfP’s sorrow and moral opposition is due to the fact that the President’s ban upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court is inextricably related to the Islamic identity of the states affected. The ban thus is punitive to the millions of good peoples in these states. In addition, the ban can further animate a global climate of social hostility fueled by intolerance and fear of the “other,” including, in this case fear of Muslims. This social hostility threatens human dignity, good governance and shared well-being.
In contrast to the ban, RfP calls all people of faith to “welcome the other.” Each of our diverse faith traditions calls for profound active solidarity with, and empathy for, the “other“ rooted in a spirit of unity, as a deeply held and widely shared value among our religious communities.
RfP recognizes that “welcoming the other” invites every person into the co-building, co-nurturing and co-stewarding of our shared well-being.