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...
Attacks in Nice

Attacks in Nice

Once again a brutal and callous attack has cut short the lives of children and people celebrating a day marking the French Republic’s day, a day that promised liberté, égalité, and above all fraternité. We condemn this horrific attack in Nice as we do all the other...
Launch of the United Kingdom Women of Faith Network

Launch of the United Kingdom Women of Faith Network

The United Kingdom Women of Faith Network UKWFN was launched with high‐level support at the House of Lords in London earlier this year. UKWFN is an affiliated organisation of ECRL – Religions for peace. “Religions for peace is grateful for and proud of the...
Mass Migration: A European Challenge

Mass Migration: A European Challenge

European Council of Religious Leaders Brixen Declaration 2016 We, the European Council of Religious Leaders met on 11-13th May 2016 in Brixen, Italy, one of the most sensitive points on the route for migrants from southern to northern Europe. Religion in Europe...

The Moderator´s Report 2015

Report by ECRL Moderator Thomas Wipf, Council meeting in Brixen/Bressanone, Friday, May 13, 2016. Sustainable development goals On September 2015 the nations of the world have adopted in a special UN Assembly 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals are...