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Organization The World Council of Religious Leaders
History On August 28-31, 2000, two thousand participants from 110 countries met at the United Nations General Assembly Hall for the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders. Among the participants were 1,200 religious leaders representing the world's major religions and faiths, as well as religious scholars, government and business leaders, and prominent public figures. WCRL was launched at a follow-up meeting of some 200 religious leaders and other professionals which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, June 2002.
City New York, New York
Values Religious, peace
Vision WCRL envisions a world where religious leaders play a significant role in the creation of global peace and understanding.
Mission Reconciliation, healing, and forgiveness in areas of armed conflict and tension, to foster an attitude of respect for the diversity of the human family and to pledge a commitment to take concrete actions for the achievement of world peace.
Goals No action after 2002. Formerly as an independent body without UN status, to bring religious resources to support the work of the United Nations in our common quest for peace.
Approach To serve as a resource to the United Nations and its agencies around the world, nation states and other international organizations, offering the collective wisdom and resources of the faith traditions toward the resolution of critical global problems.
Structure Secretary-General is Bawa Jain, activities on Linkedin ...
Scale Moribund
Scope International
Activity (1) the UNs International Day of Peace Vigil (2) The World Youth Peace Summit (3) The Commitment to Global Peace, a document signed by preeminent international leaders from many religious traditions, condemns all violence in the name of religion and acknowledges the value of ethnic and religious diversity. (4) World Economic Forum Religious Leaders Initiative (5) Global Commission for the Preservation of Sacred Sites in conjunction with UNESCO. (6) Preservation of Religious Diversity Congress
Religion All-faith
Words peace, religion
Acronym WCRL
Contact Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, 59th Floor, New York, NY 10118, USA. Tel. +1-212-967-2891 Fax. +1-212-967-2898