‘Retired’ bishop rallies for peace

‘Retired’ bishop rallies for peace

Gunnar Stålsett, the retired bishop of Oslo, spent much of his career championing peace and reconciliation, also as a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. At an age of 83 he’s still promoting peace while traveling the globe, and feels he recently made some...
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...
ERCL to be partner in Religion and Constitutions project

ERCL to be partner in Religion and Constitutions project

ECRL is pleased to announce new project ‘Religious Perspectives on Constitutional Values’ in partnership with the Institute for Democratic and Electoral Assistance. The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral assistance (IDEA) approached the European...
Executive Committee meeting in Ljubljana

Executive Committee meeting in Ljubljana

The Executive Committee of the European Council of Religious Leaders (ECRL) were hosted in Ljubljana on the 6 March, by Vice President Mufti Grabus of the Islamic Community in Slovenia. The Executive Committee discussed the pressing legal and ethical issues regarding...
The Moderator’s Report 2016

The Moderator’s Report 2016

European Council of Religious Leaders ECRL – Religions for Peace RfP Council Meeting Turku May 17th – 19th 2017 Annual Report 2016, Moderator Thomas Wipf The role of religion in Europe Changes have been affecting Europe’s social, cultural and religious spheres for...
ECRL shocked and saddened by London attacks

ECRL shocked and saddened by London attacks

Although we have seen many violent terrorist attacks in Europe, yet we are shocked and saddened again by acts of violent extremists in London on 22nd March 2017. While offering our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones, our sympathies also go out to...
Interfaith, Cities and Government Project

Interfaith, Cities and Government Project

“Interfaith, Cities and Government” – is a new project launched by the European Council of Religious Leaders ECRL in October 2016, bringing together interfaith leaders and local governments from European cities, to share best practice, exchange knowledge,...
ECRL and EU Commission advisor discuss challenges facing Europe

ECRL and EU Commission advisor discuss challenges facing Europe

This week ECRL members met in Brussels with Katharina Von Schnurbein, Advisor of the EU Commission, to discuss some of the challenges facing Europe and the role Religious leaders and multi-faith cooperation has in addressing these challenges. Katharina Von Schnurbein:...
ECRL condemns acts of violence in Egypt and Turkey

ECRL condemns acts of violence in Egypt and Turkey

ECRL Moderator Rev. Dr. Thomas Wipf and General Secretary Jehangir Sarosh comment on the recent attacks in Egypt and Turkey, killing and injuring many: “It is with great sadness that we announce more horrific attacks; Egypt has declared three days of mourning...
RFP: Partnership in “Ethics in Action” Initiative

RFP: Partnership in “Ethics in Action” Initiative

Multireligious Collaboration for Moral Solutions to Global Challenges Religions for Peace (RfP) partnered to co-launch a new initiative to develop a moral consensus around the great challenges related to sustainable and integral development, and to convert this...
Standing in support of the #withrefugees campaign

Standing in support of the #withrefugees campaign

Fleeing conflict, persecution and chronic natural disasters, more than 65 million people (half of whom are children) remain displaced. Against this backdrop, too many are confronted with growing xenophobia, divisive political rhetoric on asylum and migration issues...