Statements

Culture of Peace

Many of the principles and methods of the European Council of Religious Leaders are closely related to those implied by the concept of a culture of peace. The UN has declared 2001-2010 a decade for the promotion of a culture of peace. The UN decade has sometimes been...

Total ban on cluster munitions – a moral responsibility

Leaders of Europe’s major religions, representing all parts of our continent, together with representatives from non-governmental organisations and supported by members of the diplomatic community met in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on 29 and 30 October 2008 to...

Healing Memories and Facing the Future

European Council of Religious Leaders (ECRL) Council Meeting 2008: Statement on Healing Memories and Facing the Future (1)   The European Council of Religious Leaders – Religions for Peace, meeting in Berlin for its annual council meeting 3 to 5 March 2008 addressed...

Statement on Burma

European Council of Religious Leaders (ECRL) Statement on Burma The Executive Committee of the European Council of Religious Leaders, meeting in Oslo, Norway on October 18th 2007, expresses our condemnation of the way the military government in Burma has responded to...

A Common Word

In October 2007 a group of 138 prominent Muslim personalities; leaders and scholars, addressed an open letter to leaders of Churches and Christian organisations. This initiative has been seen as one of our time's most important ones to reach out across religious...

Statement on the Cartoon Crises

Statement from the meeting of the Executive Committee of The European Council of Religious Leaders We strongly appeal to responsible leaders of all faiths to do their utmost to reject and to stop the ongoing acts of violence and terror, which are carried out in the...

Statement on the Present Situation in Kosovo (Leuven Statement)

European Council of Religious Leaders­­/Religions for Peace, Leuven, Belgium, 7-10 November, 2004 The growing dissatisfaction and frustration within both the Kosovo Albanian and Kosovo Serb communities have been clearly heard as the European Council of Religious...

Sarajevo Statement

Statement from Sarajevo, where the second meeting of the Eropean Council of Religious Leaders - Religions for peace was held. We, participants in the second meeting of the European Council of Religious Leaders/Religions for Peace (ECRL), express commitment to...

Standing together for peace – The Inagurating meeting of the ECRL

As part of the World Conference of Religions for Peace (Religions for Peace), a worldwide coalition of multireligious councils committed to peace, we have established ourselves today as European Council of Religious Leaders (ECRL). We acknowledge the bloody history of...