European Council of Religious Leaders ECRL

The European Council of Religious Leaders (ECRL) brings together senior religious leaders from Europe’s historical religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam together with Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs and Zoroastrians.

ECRL is one of five regional Interreligious Councils within the Religions for Peace global network. Religions for Peace – accredited to the United Nations – is the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition advancing common action for peace since 1970.

Briefing National RfP Bodies in Europe

Briefing National RfP Bodies in Europe

March 2019 ECRL's Secretariat convened a meeting in Berlin with representatives of RfP National bodies from 8 different countries, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom. In preparation for...

Christchurch: ECRL condemns all acts of violence

Christchurch: ECRL condemns all acts of violence

This week’s appalling terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand have shocked and saddened many across Europe. Many of our members and their communities have condemned this violence and responded in many countries with prayers and peace vigils. We...

ECRL Annual Reports 2017

ECRL Annual Reports 2017

European Council of Religious Leaders ECRL Council Meeting Budapest 7-8 May 2018 Annual Report 2017, President Thomas Wipf and General Secretary Mark Owen Thoughts on our calling: “In the world, but not of the world” Our deeply-rooted religious traditions inspire and...

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