Leading European representatives of the major world religions have been meeting in Brussels to prepare for the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace (RfP) in Lindau, Germany. At the World Assembly, which will be opened by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, up to 1000 religious representatives from 100 countries are expected to convene with the collective concern Caring for our Common Future.
World meetings of Religions for Peace are held approximately every five to seven years. The tenth meeting takes place in Lindau from the 19th to the 23rd of August 2019, for the first time in Germany.
RfPUK sent delegates to the preparation meeting at which European religious leaders from Judaism, Christianity and Islam as well as Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs and Zoroastrians debated the five themes that the Lindau Assembly will use to substantiate concerns about our shared future, including 1) Protecting the Planet
2) the concept of Positive Peace
3) Transforming Conflict
4) Building Just and Harmonious Societies and
5) Sustainable and Integral Human Development.
RfPUK has undertaken a national survey to feedback at the upcoming Assembly, where UK delegates will discuss the above mentioned five topics. It is hope that we wil became better informed about integration of efforts within Europe and better resourced through exchanging views and comparing experiences, with special emphasis on developing our women and youth networks within UK.
The Assembly will take place in August, so watch this space!