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    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) […]

    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 […]

    Japan: Memorial Symposium on the 200th JLC Meeting

    Below you will find a report prepared by the Japan Liaison Committee of the IARF (you can read more about it here) from its most recent symposium. Date: 9th October, 2016  14:00-17:00 Place: Hall of Soryo, Ittoen, Kyoto Theme: Eliminate the Borders ~ Actual Situation of Refugees in Japan A symposium in commemoration of the […]

    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 […]

    British Chapter meeting: EME Conference and Week of Prayer for World Peace

    Watch our “Conference at a glance” video On Thursday 20 October, at Essex Unitarian Church in Kensington, London, the British Chapter and the Peace Commission of the IARF hosted a report on the August Europe and Middle East IARF Conference in Macedonia, Religion and Conflict Prevention. Speakers were former IARF International Council member Dr. Shlomo Alon […]

    EME Conference 2016: Report

    International Council Meeting 2016

    The International Council, our executive body elected at quadrennial World Congresses and currently comprising 11 members from various regions and faith communities to reflect our diversity (read more on the Governance page), had its annual meeting on 12-13 April in Kaag, the Netherlands. As always, it was an occasion to share experiences, concerns and ideas, and […]

    Training of Trainers in Human Rights and Interfaith Peace

    On the 24th and 25th of October the Kenya Chapter of IARF held a training event concerning human rights and interfaith peace. Here you can read the full report (PDF,  1MB).

    Human Rights Day in Malakapuram, India

    Below is a short report written by Narava Paska Rao, chairman of the BV Foundation for Peace and Harmony, from its 2015 Human Rights Day celebration. The BV Foundation for Peace and Harmony, a member group of IARF India, organised a meeting to observe the Human Rights Day at St. Ann’s College for Women in Malakapuram on Thursday […]