Media Advisory: A Discussion on the Nexus Between Faith and Diplomacy
Religions for Peace and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Hosts a Consultation on Multi-Religious and Diplomatic Efforts Towards Building Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies
Religions for Peace (RfP) – the oldest and largest platform of religious institutions and faith communities, with affiliated Interreligious Councils in over 90 countries on every continent and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) – the leading United Nations platform for intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation – are hosting a discussion on the nexus between faith and diplomacy, in 2022 and beyond.
Religions for Peace and United Nations Alliance of Civilizations are working together with religious leaders, women of faith, diverse youth leaders and diplomats to help strengthen the link between faith and diplomacy in issues related to peace and security, as well as to humanitarian, developmental and environmental challenges. With the aim of building and strengthening discourse, social cohesion and mutual understanding in societies around the world, there will be a focus on achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16 through policy recommendations, best practices and lessons learned.
Friday, December 10, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
10:00-10:30AM – Introduction & Welcome
10:30-11:45AM – Main Outcomes and Recommendations from the Religions for Peace World Assemblies.
11:45AM-12:20PM – Strengthening the Nexus in 2022 and beyond.
12:30-1:30PM – Lunch
Virtually at https://religionsforpeace.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ur4ErQ5pTAm-I4DFR5BNJw or in-person at the UN Church Center (777 UN Plaza, Second Floor, New York, NY 10017)
About United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is the leading United Nations platform for intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation, an initiative of the UN Secretary-General, which aims to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions and help counter the forces that fuel polarization and extremism.
UNAOC maintains a global network of partners, including states, international and regional organizations, civil society groups, foundations, and the private sector, to improve cross-cultural relations between diverse nations and communities.
About Religions for Peace (RfP)
Since its inception in 1970, Religions for Peace has been guided by a vision of a world where faith communities cooperate effectively for peace. Advancing effective interfaith cooperation on global, regional, national, and local levels – ensuring that the diverse religious leaders, communities, and institutions engaged work together in harmony on concrete and inclusive initiatives.
Religions for Peace is the world’s largest representative multi-religious coalition with Inter-religious Councils (IRCs) in over 90 countries. Religions for Peace is accredited as a non-governmental organization with the United Nations and is engaged in the areas of transforming conflict, promoting just and harmonious societies, fostering sustainable human development, protecting the earth and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more at www.rfp.org.
RSVP/CONTACT: Joanna Leis, RfP Senior Advocacy and Public Relations Advisor, email@example.com, 917-721-0422
COVID PROTOCOLS: Proof of vaccination is required to attend in-person. Please have proof of vaccination upon entry into the building.