The Global Context

  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.

In the US we have 60 member communities and 2 tables of senior US leaders. Our current priority areas of work – in climate change, immigration and Islamophobia – and model of leveraging religious leaders and their communities position RfPUSA as a unique player in the interfaith field.

Religions for Peace USA has a unique role to play by virtue of the global status of the United States. Our commitment to critically analyzing the U.S. as a global citizen pervades all of our work. The U.S. is now the world’s most religiously diverse nation, and many of our religious communities have deeply held global ties. Religions for Peace USA,  through its cherished relationship with RfP international and by its very make up, seeks to be acutely aware of a global context in all of its work as it leverages mulit-religious partnerships to promote peace.


Kathryn Lohre, Executive Council, Religions for Peace USA

“As part of our vocation in a multi-religious world, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is member organization of Religions for Peace USA, and by extension, Religions for Peace International. By joining with people and communities of other religious traditions, whom we view as our neighbors in this country and across the globe, we are able to amplify our voices and actions for peace and justice in God’s world.”