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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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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...

Founding Document of the Interreligious Platform for Dialogue and Cooperation in the Arab World

By: High Level Religious Leaders & Heads of Religious Institutions participating at the High Level Meeting Interreligious Dialogue for Peace: Promoting Peaceful Coexistence & Common Citizenship
26 Feb, 2018

We, the leaders and religious institutions from all over the Arab world, gathered at the invitation of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), in our belief and awareness of: The painful events that the Arab world has been...


Joint Bangkok Declaration

By: Participants of OIC-KAICIID Strategic Workshop on Interreligious Dialogue in South and South-East Asia
20 Dec, 2017

Through the joint initiative of the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Interreligious Council of Thailand, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies-Mahidol University and Fatoni University, a strategic workshop was organized from 18-20...

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Desmond Tutu speaks out against violence in Myanmar

By: Desmond Tutu
07 Sep, 2017

Desmond Tutu speaks out against violence in Myanmar ''My dear Aung San Suu Kyi I am now elderly, decrepit and formally retired, but breaking my vow to remain silent on public affairs out of profound sadness about the plight of the Muslim minority in your country, the Rohingya. In my heart you are a...


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...

Declaration on Peace

By: The International Association for Religious Freedom
30 Jul, 2017

March 2006, 32nd IARF Congress, Taiwan, IARF Declaration on Peace: “Religion can no longer be an accomplice to war, to terrorism, or to any other forms of violence, organized or spontaneous, against any member of the human family. We, as members of the International Association for Religious...


What is the Islamic interest and the interest of the Muslims in the country of alienation in what some of them do to spread violence in the name of religion in this country?

By: مفتي الجمهورية اللبنانية الشيخ الدكتور عبد اللطيف دريان
30 Jul, 2017

ما هي المصلحة الإسلامية ومصلحة المسلمين المتواجدين في بلاد الاغتراب في ما يقوم به بعضهم من نشر العنف باسم الدين في هذه البلاد؟ لقد ذهب آباؤنا وأجدادنا إلى ديار الاغتراب، ويلجأ مئات الآلاف منا اليوم أيضاً إلى تلك الديار، وعاش المسلمون في هذه الديار بأمن وسلام وارتياح بعيشهم وتأدية شعائرهم الدينية...


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...


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...


From the Mufti of the Republic (of Egypt) Dr. Shawki 'Allam: That extremist and false fatwas are a great threat to Muslim societies, because they move terrorists and evildoers to commit their crimes

By: الدكتور شوقي علام
14 Dec, 2016

أكد فضيلة الأستاذ الدكتور شوقي علام - مفتي الجمهورية - أن الفتاوى المتطرفة والمغلوطة خطر كبير على المجتمعات الإسلامية؛ لأنها تحرك الإرهابيين والدواعش لارتكاب جرائمهم.

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