Latest blog post: President's New Year message 2015

What we believe


Václav Havel:
Seek the company of those who are searching for the truth,
and avoid those who have found it.

Nikkyo Niwanofounder of member group
Rissho Kosei-kai; IARF President ’81-84
I am beginning today; I am a lifetime beginner…


The International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF), the world’s first international inter-religious organization, is now a UK-based charity working for freedom of religion & belief at a global level.

We have a century-plus history of encouraging tolerance & interfaith encounter through dialogue & social justice projects. Since our founding in 1900, various faith traditions have been represented in our member groups, Chapters and young adult network, including Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Shinto, Sikh & Zoroastrian.


  • IARF’s history goes back over a century…

Events Recent & Forthcoming

22 Aug 2016: (Europe and Middle East)
EME Region Conference 2016
29 Jun 2015: (North America)
Visit to the Tsubaki Grand Shrine in America

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