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.

 

 

Religions for Peace Multi-religious Delegation meets with Daw Aung Sun Suu Kyi  to Deliver the Letter to the Peoples of Myanmar

(Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar | 25 May 2018) The ‘Letter to the Peoples of Myanmar’ carrying a call for peace and development was delivered by the visiting joint delegation of Buddhist, Christian, Muslim and Hindu leaders from Myanmar and across the region to the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on 25 May 2018 in the country’s capital Nay Pyi Taw. Continue reading

Auguriamo Felice Shavuot ad amiche ed amici ebrei

 

Shavuot commemora l’evento più importante nella storia ebraica – il dono della Torah sul Monte Sinai.
Shavuot è il compimento del “conteggio dell’Omer” delle sette-settimane dopo Pesach. Il nome stesso “Shavuot” significa “settimane”, in relazione alle settimane di attesa che precedono l’esperienza del Sinai. Continue reading