Working for peace
How religions can contribute to resolving conflicts
Would the world be a more peaceful place without religion? On the contrary, claims conflict researcher Markus A. Weingardt, religious actors are in fact particularly good at bringing about peace.
Germany’s foreign policy is about more than relations between governments. It increasingly involves civil society organisations as well. That includes engaging with religious communities as constructive and respected partners.
84 percent of the world’s population belong to a #religion – a percentage that is rising all the time. The opposite trend can be observed in #Germany, however, where fewer and fewer people feel tied to a religion.
A long-term network for peace: 70 religious representatives from Asia met at the second conference "Peace Responsibility of Religions" at the German Foreign Office.
All religions are committed to peace – yet every day there is conflict, war and terror in their name. We hear very little about the peace potential of religions, a competence that politics could make much stronger use of
Religion and conflicts in everyday life in Germany: four people for whom religion plays a major role in their lives, two hours of discussion – and, at the end, a cautious insight
About two thirds of Germans believe in God, one third have no religious belief. Germany guarantees religious freedom – everyone can make their own decision for or against a faith.
In a conference at the German Federal Foreign Office participants from all over the world discussed religions' responsibility for peace. A statement by Hussaini Shuaibu und Ephraim Kadala.
In a conference at the German Federal Foreign Office participants from all over the world discussed religions' responsibility for peace. A statement by Tahireh Abaychi.