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    Save the Date: The 35th World Congress: August 2018, Washington DC

    We are pleased to announce the Interfaith Conference that will incorporate the 35th World Congress of the IARF: Reimagining Interfaith Cooperation. The Conference, to be held on 29 July – 1 August 2018 in Washington DC, USA, is a joint project of the IARF, the Unitarian Universalist Association, our member group, and our partners: the United Religions Initiative, the United […]

    Statement by IARF Kenya Chapter concerning current events in the country

    Our Kenya Chapter has released the following statement regarding the troubling events taking place in the country. We join them in prayers and hope for a peaceful conduct of elections and national reconciliation later on. You can read more about the situation in Kenya here. 1st August 2017 The International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) […]

    In memory of Adv. Shabeer Ahmed

    Adv. Shabeer Ahmed, a long-time IARF member and esteemed activist, passed away this month after a short illness. We extend our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues, as well as the whole India Chapter of the IARF. Adv. Ahmed was involved in the Mysore branch of the India Chapter since its establishment. He served […]

    2017 International Council Meeting

    The International Council* of the IARF had its annual meeting on 19-20 April in IJmuiden, the Netherlands. It was an occasion to share experiences, concerns, ideas and moments of meditation, and savour the atmosphere of diversity, friendship and cooperation that characterizes IARF. This time several people joined the session by teleconference to make the meeting […]

    IALRW Interfaith Seminar in Malaysia

    The International Association of Liberal Religious Women, a branch of the IARF and one of the oldest interfaith women’s organizations in the world (founded in 1910), co-organized an interfaith seminar in Malaysia on 7-8 February.  The seminar brought together women from Malaysia, Yemen, Myanmar, Cashmere, Sri Lanka, Japan and Europe, and included two public sessions: “Plight […]

    EME Conference 2017

    IARF President’s New Year message for 2017

    Dear Friends in IARF, Peace among religions and freedom of conscience for all, that is our common goal in IARF. Last year, my message was about the scope of our work to promote freedom for each individual to practice, teach, and be educated in the religion of his or her choice. Moving on to a […]

    EME Regional Conference 2016: Programme and Registration

    The quadrennial conference of the EME, IARF’s Europe and Middle East region, will be held on 22-25 August 2016 in Tetovo, FYR Macedonia. It will be hosted by the Bektashi Community and the Evropa Centre for Human Rights. The theme will be Religion and Conflict Prevention. You will find the programme and other details here. […]

    President’s New Year Message 2016

    Dear friends in IARF, Acts of religiously motivated crimes have been dominating the news during 2015. The fanaticism with which oppression and war are being pursued is viewed by many to stem from religious zeal. Now, more than ever, there is a need for IARF to speak out on peaceful coexistence for religions. IARF does […]

    Persecution of Unitarians in Burundi

    The International Council of Unitarians and Universalists, many of whose member churches are also members of the IARF – has reported on November 19 that Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana, pastor of the Unitarian Church of Burundi, was arrested from the church at gunpoint, taken into police custody and interrogated severely, regarding the activities of his church …. was threatened with physical harm […]

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