PEACE AND JUSTICE

Peace and Justice Task Force

The Peace and Justice Task Force at the Parliament of the World's Religions is a strategic combination of the former Justice Task Force and the Countering War, Hate & Violence Task Force, in a common mission dedicated to pursuing our mission by advancing concrete change toward a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. 

The task force is committed advancing our understandings of justice in the contemporary world and work to reconcile differences in the theory and practice of justice and peace, in order to bring about concrete change in various settings and conditions across the globe.

We recognize the necessity for being rigorously thoughtful and deliberately engaged in overcoming differences that obstruct the achievement of justice - fostering programs and initiatives that move constructively beyond talk of injustice to achieving, through concrete action, greater justice wherever there is injustice.

We engage thinkers and doers that can demonstrate how transformation occurs, including those who are already active in projects that offer insights and training, so that Parliament delegates are empowered to engage in their own work for transformative change.

Statement in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

In the United States, today (January 17, 2022) is set aside to celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Parliament therefore wishes to honor Dr. King and all those who have worked and continue to work to achieve peace and justice through non-violence.

2021 Annual Report

2021 began much like 2020 ended, with the world and communities grappling with the continued ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, non-governmental and religious organizations working remotely to safely continue their work, and a growing restlessness as hard earned progress on social justice issues seemed to backtrack.At the Parliament of the World’s Religions, the challenges of 2020 and 2021 meant proactively adjusting our approach to promoting interreligious harmony. While we had shifted a number of our programs online in 2020, the lessons from the previous year drove our organization to consider how to best serve as the world’s premier interfaith convener.After much reflection and deeply empowered by the continued support of the global interfaith movement, the Parliament set out once again to make history. As our thematic programming continued, the Parliament set out to host the 8th global Convening, and this time it would be virtual.Join our team in celebrating the work of our organization by reading and sharing our annual report!Support the Work of the Parliament

20 Years Later, Remembering 9/11

Today we remember the horrifying events of September 11, 2001 and mourn the 2,996 lives lost on that Tuesday morning.

Standing with the Afghan People, Refugees, And Those Who Remain

The Parliament of the World's Religions unequivocally stands for peace, justice and non-violence around the world. The Parliament stands with the Afghan community around the world, the thousands of Afghan refugees fleeing their homeland, and those who remain, especially those most vulnerable: wom

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This Perilous Moment: A Statement from Religious Leaders and Communities on the Crisis of Racial Injustice and Inequity and the Current Protests

This Perilous Moment:A Statement from Religious Leaders and Communities on the Crisis of Racial Injustice and Inequity and the Current ProtestsWe write together and in one voice, with urgency, as people of faith and as religious and spiritual leaders that represent the d

Standing with the Kabul Community & Our Sikh Family Around the World

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Statement on the Homophobic Massacre of LGBTQI Community Members and Allies in Orlando

Parliament of the World’s Religions Statement on the Homophobic Massacre of LGBTQI Community Members and Allies in Orlando

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