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    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 spans over a century...

    Our structures & member organizations

    Click on a country to see list of local IARF structures and members. If you wish to obtain more extensive information about our members and membership in IARF, visit our Members section.

    Events Recent & Forthcoming

    11 Sep 2017: (Europe and Middle East)
    IARF EME Conference 2017
    10 Dec 2016: 13:00 (UK)
    British Chapter Annual Meeting
    22 Aug 2016: (Europe and Middle East)
    EME Region Conference 2016

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