Declarations

Mass Migration: A European Challenge

Mass Migration: A European Challenge

Europe is currently facing the type and breadth of challenges that have not been seen for a generation: high unemployment, mass migration, the threat of terrorism as an effect of conflicts across the globe, and political and economic problems in many countries. In the light of this time of uncertainty more than 30 religious leaders from all over Europe gathered from 10-13 May 2016 in Brixen/Italy.

Universal Code on Holy Sites

Holy sites are of great significance to billions of people across the globe providing spiritual meaning to those who identify with them. Yet history repeatedly demonstrates how easy it is for sacred places to become inextricably caught up in political, territorial and...

Freedom of Religion – rights and commitments (Vienna Declaration)

2013 European Council of Religious Leaders Vienna Declaration: Freedom of Religion - rights and commitments We, the European Council of Religious Leaders, meeting in Vienna in May 2013, express our warm thanks and appreciation to the Organisation for Security and...

Our commitment to Justice, Equality and Sharing (Istanbul Declaration)

Istanbul Declaration on Tolerance Preface Strategically located as a meeting place between east and west Istanbul has been one of Europe’s major cities for two millennia. In 2010 Istanbul is a European capital of culture. The bridge across the Bosphorus is a powerful...

A Culture of Peace (Lille Declaration)

Preface Our various religious traditions call us to promote a culture of peace.  They promotepeacebased on theirholistic understanding of the inviolable dignityof human life in relationship to their awareness of its sacred origin. Peace of the heart and mind and peace...

Interreligious Dialogue (Berlin Declaration)

Preamble2008 has been declared the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue. In a pluralistic Europe dialogue across dividing lines – be they cultural, linguistic or religious – is of the greatest importance. All over Europe issues related to identity are hotly...