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Statements for Peaceful Coexistence

The database of statements is a collection of statements published online made by religious leaders, religious institutions and interreligious organizations for peaceful coexistence, as well as against the use of violence in the name of religion. The statements are accessible through hyperlinks to publically available online sources and resources.  

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ChristianityIslam

Abu Dhabi Declaration – a document on Human Fraternity

By: His Holiness Pope Francis and His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Dr. Ahmed At-Tayyeb
04 Feb, 2019

His Holiness Pope Francis and His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Dr. Ahmed At-Tayyeb have signed the historic Abu Dhabi Declaration – a document on Human Fraternity in the United Arab Emirates. The “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” seeks to encourage stronger...

Islam

An Appeal to European Muslims: Let Us have a Common Word with our Neighbors

By: Mustafa Ceric
06 Jun, 2017

An Appeal to European Muslims: Let Us have a Common Word with our Neighbors “[…] the European Muslims must be loud and clear not only to condemn the violence “in the name of Allah,” but must take concrete steps against the misuse of Islam in any way. European Muslims must have a united, clear and...

Islam

ANIC National Sermon 'Khutbah' Day on Isis and extremism

By: Grand Mufti of Australia
24 Feb, 2017

ANIC National Sermon 'Khutbah'Day on Isis and extremism The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) calls upon all Imams across Australia to unite firmly against the extremist group ISIS and their deviant understanding of Islam. It is the position of ANIC, and of all mainstream Muslim leaders...

VaticanChristianity

Address of his Holiness Pope Francis to Representative of Different Religions

By: Pope Francis
03 Nov, 2016

Address of his Holiness Pope Francis to Representative of Different Religions ''[...] May it never happen again that the religions, because of the conduct of some of their followers, convey a distorted message, out of tune with that of mercy. Sadly, not a day passes that we do not hear of acts of...

Christianity

Apolistic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic

By: Pope Francis
30 Nov, 2015

Apolistic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic “Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters. We must therefore consider ourselves and conduct ourselves as such. We are well aware that the recent events and acts of violence which have shaken your...

USANew YorkChristianity

Apolistic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Cuba, the United States of America and Visit to the United Nations Headquarters

By: Pope Francis
25 Sep, 2015

Apolistic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Cuba, the United States of America and Visit to the United Nations Headquarters 'In this place of sorrow and remembrance I am filled with hope, as I have the opportunity to join with leaders representing the many religious traditions which enrich...

ANIC rejects ISIS claims and violence

By: Australian National Imam Council
15 Sep, 2014

ANIC rejects ISIS claims and violence The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) wishes to reassure all Australians that they have nothing to fear from their true Muslim neighbours who want peace and security for everyone regardless of religion. The safety of Australia is a shared aspiration of...

Buddhism

An Open Letter from the Buddhist Community on Islamophobia

By: Various Religious Leaders
31 Jul, 2012

An Open Letter from the Buddhist Community on Islamophobia ''As disciples of the Buddha who live in the West, we would like to take the holy month of Ramadan as an opportunity to express our growing concern about Islamophobia, both within our governments and within the Buddhist community worldwide...

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