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.

Ukraine and the World: Balancing Global Compassion

On Thursday May 26th, 2022, Parliament Vice Chair Rev. Dr. Scott Stearman, who represents the Baptist World Alliance to the United Nations, hosted a special webinar for the Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement at Seattle University sharing about how the invasion of Ukraine stresses food insecurity, access to international funding programs, and sustained advocacy across the world.  Dr. Stearman is active in civil societies advocacy at the High-Level Political Forum around the UN’s Agenda 2030.

Resisting Despair, Addressing Extremism and Recommitting to Non-Violence

On Sunday May 15, 2022 a gunman opened fire at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, killing one person and wounding five others as the congregation ce

Statement on the Conflict at Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is deeply saddened by the violent attacks around and inside Al-Aqsa Mosque. We especially deplore acts of violence done within a sacred space, as occurred at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem this past Friday. 

Multi-Faith Prayers Urge Freedom & Peace for Ukraine

On Thursday, March 3rd the Parliament of the World's Religions and the Committee of Religious NGOs at the UN joined faith partners at the Church Center for the United Nations, Tillman Chapel for a multi-faith prayer service for Ukraine.The prayer service featured prayers from diverse faith expres

Global Prayers for Ukraine: a multi-faith service for peace and freedom in a hurting world

On Thursday, March 3rd the Parliament of the World's Religions and the Committee of Religious NGOs at the UN joined faith partners at the Church Center for the United Nations, Tillman Chapel for a multi-faith prayer service for Ukraine.

The prayer service featured prayers from diverse faith expressions upholding peace and freedom, shared reflections of solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian community around the world, called for a peaceful resolution to this conflict, and featured to messages from our sisters and brothers in Ukraine.

Interfaith Partners to Host "Global Prayers for Ukraine” in Special Multi-Faith Service for Peace and Freedom at the UN

People of faith across the world have condemned the escalation of violence from Russia and have declared steadfast support for Ukraine and its people in the defense of their sovereignty and their democracy.The Parliament of the World's Religions and

Statement on the Illegal Invasion of Ukraine

Since 1993, the Parliament of the World’s Religions  has maintained through its Global Ethic that the involvement  of people of faith and good will “for the sake of human rights, freedom, justice, peace...

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.

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