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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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The Dalai Lama speaks out against anti-Muslim violence in Burma

By: Dalai Lama
08 May, 2013

The Dalai Lama speaks out against anti-Muslim violence in Burma Speaking to an audience of 15,000 at the University of Maryland on Tuesday, the Dalai Lama spoke out against religiously motivated attacks against Muslims in Burma and Sri Lanka. Over the past year, violent clashes between Buddhists...

The KAICIID Affirmation

By: KAICIID Board of Directors
26 Nov, 2012

KAICIID AFFIRMATION On behalf of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, otherwise known as ‘KAICIID’, we, as members of the Board of Directors, wish to publicly declare and stand behind the following: The Vision of KAICIID is ‘Religion as...


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...

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...

The Madrid Declaration

By: Participants the World Conference on Dialogue and followers of the world religions and cultures
18 Jul, 2008

The participants of the World Conference on Dialogue organised by the Muslim World League built on the agreement among the followers of religions and prominent cultures regarding the value of dialogue as the best way for mutual understanding and cooperation in human relations as well as in peaceful...

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The Mecca Appeal

By: Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia
06 Jun, 2008

The Mecca Appeal

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