Who We Are
Religions for Peace USA is the largest and most broadly-based representative multi-religious forum in the United States, with participants from more than 50 religious communities, representing each of the major faith traditions. The organization identifies shared commitments among religious communities in the U.S., enhances mutual understanding among these communities, and facilitates collaboration to address issues of common concern. The current foci are: protecting religious minorities and advancing religious freedom, advocating for refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants, addressing racial and ethnic tensions, and defending creation and challenging climate change.
Religions for Peace USA’s work in building community takes us all over the country and over an array of issues. Our work is built upon values that persist across these issues and challenges and hold us to our vision.
Religious communities possess spiritual, moral and social assets that can be brought to bear utilizing the full range of existing structures – leadership, local congregations, women’s groups, youth groups, and specialized agencies. When religious communities recognize their shared values, mobilize their collective assets, and work together, they can have a decisive impact where it is most needed.
Religions for Peace’s global family of religious leaders and interreligious councils is vast, with more than 90 national and 5 regional bodies. In this environment, the U.S. has a unique role, responsibility and relationship to global matters.
“Today is an important stepping stone for racial justice in our country. We need to begin to heal our nation from its original sin of racism, and together we can and will. As people of faith we must always stand with the oppressed and...
My Cup Overflows… by Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia Executive Director, Religions for Peace USA April 18, 2021 The Sikh community celebrated one of the most important festivals of Vaisaakhi on this past Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Vaisaakhi...
On March 15, 2021 Religions for Peace USA participated in an invitation-only virtual meeting to explore Sexual Harassment in Interfaith Spaces. This virtual consultation was convened by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World...
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