Multireligious Approaches to Integration Handbook

Multireligious Approaches to Integration Handbook

ECRL collaboration with the Centre of Religion Reconciliation and Peace, University of Winchester Launch of handbook on multireligious approaches to Integration in Europe. It is often presumed that organisations and communities from different religions working...
ECRL Annual Report 2018

ECRL Annual Report 2018

Secretary General – Dr Mark Owen Report 2018-19 presented at the ECRL Assembly in Brussels June 2019. As Secretary General I am pleased to report that 2018-19 has been an exceptionally busy and productive year for the European Council of Religious Leaders; with...
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...
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...
Executive Committee of ECRL convene in Paris

Executive Committee of ECRL convene in Paris

The ECRL Executive Committee convened in Paris on the 12th of November, hosted by ECRL Vice President H.E.Metropolitan Emmanuel of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of France. The Executive Committee had a successful meeting, discussing current and future activities and...
Watch the ECRL introduction

Watch the ECRL introduction

ECRL announces its introductory video. The film was made at ECRL’s 2018 Council Meeting in Budapest, Hungary. It contains interviews with President Thomas Wipf, General Secretary Mark Owen, Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia, Lakshmi Vyas, Schlomo Hofmeister, Ibrahim...
‘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,...