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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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Note: The content displayed below is in chronological order of the date on which the statements were made or published

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His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
SingaporeIslam

Keynote address by His Majesty King Abdullah II at IRCC Conference in Singapore

By: His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
20 Jun, 2019

The keynote address of King Abdullah II delivered at the inaugural International Conference on Cohesive Societies in Singapore on June 20, 2019 says it is urgently needed to tackle the world's single most important threat—the attack on interfaith harmony, mutual respect, and trust.

Religious Leaders of Singapore Commitment to Safeguard Religious Harmony
Singapore

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
Saudi ArabiaIslam

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 Download Charter of Makkah_29 May 2019.pdf (728.44 KB)

USA

Resolution adopted by UN GA on International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

By: United Nations General Assembly
28 May, 2019

Joining together in reaffirmation of the right of every person to peacefully live out their faith, on May 28, 2019 the United National General Assembly adopted a resolution announcing August 22 as "International Day Commemorating the Vicims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief".

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...

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...

Thailand

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...

South AfricaCape TownChristianity

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...

Islam

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...

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