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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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Commitment to Safeguard Religious Harmony

By: Religious Leaders of Singapore
19 Jun, 2019

United in promoting the common good, Singapore’s religious leaders of different faiths and beliefs affirmed their shared Commitment to Safeguard Religious Harmony. In celebration of the official launch of the Commitment on the website of Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circles (IRCCs), a...

Charter of Makkah
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Charter of Makkah

By: Participants of the conference on moderation in Islam in Mecca City, Saudi Arabia
29 May, 2019

The "Charter of Makkah" calls on the world to fight terrorism, injustice and oppression, stating that the duty of all is to refuse the exploitation of people and violation of human rights. Download Charter of Makkah_29 May 2019.pdf (728.44 KB)


Conferring the term "Islamic State" to ISIS terrorist group is a fatal error

By: Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam
30 Jul, 2017

Conferring the term "Islamic State" to ISIS terrorist group is a fatal error It is a blatant mistake to designate a terrorist group like ISIS as the Islamic state because it violates all the Islamic values, the higher objectives of Islamic law as well as universal values shared by all mankind...


CAIR Condemns ISIS Violence and Rejects Calls to Join Extremists Fighting Abroad

By: Council of American-Islamic Relations
07 Jul, 2014

CAIR Condemns ISIS Violence and Rejects Calls to Join Extremists Fighting Abroad “American Muslims view the actions of ISIS as un-Islamic and morally repugnant. No religion condones the murder of civilians, the beheading of religious scholars or the desecration of houses of worship. We condemn the...

Conférence des responsables de culte en France, Déclaration: « Nul ne peut se prévaloir des religions pour légitimer des violences »

By: Highest religious leaders in France: Pasteur Claude Baty, président de la Fédération protestante de France; Rabbin Gilles Bernheim, grand Rabbin de France; Métropolite Emmanuel, président de l'Assemblée des Evêques orthodoxes de France; M. Mohammed Moussaoui, président du Conseil français du culte musulman; Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, président de la conférence des Evêques de France; Révérend Olivier Wang-Genh, président de l'Union bouddhiste de France
06 Jan, 2011

"Nul ne peut se prévaloir des religions pour légitimer des violences": En tant que responsables religieux nous déclarons fermement que nul ne peut se préaloir des religions que nous représentons pour légitimer des violences, des ségrégations et même du mépris à l'égard d'un être humain. Nous...

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