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Season for Interfaith-Intercultural Celebration: LINKS


RELIGIOUS GROUPS: (Peace oriented)

Ahmadiyya Islam     
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam was created under divine guidance with the objective to rejuvenate Islamic moral and spiritual values.
http://www.alislam.org/introduction/index.html

Alliance for Jewish Renewal  
Established for meaningful learning rooted in Torah and tradition, Kabbalah and Hasidism combined with a modern consciousness that is politically progressive, egalitarian and environmentally aware.         
https://www.aleph.org/

American Friends Service Committee
This organization was founded by the Religious Society of Friends (the Quakers) in 1917. They carry out service, development and peace programs throughout the world. 888-588-2372
http://www.afsc.org

American Muslim Voice 
Our mission is to protect and preserve civil liberties and constitutional rights for ALL. 
www.amuslimvoice.org

Bahá'í
   
The Bahá'í vision of a united, peaceful world reflects an understanding that humanity is approaching its maturity and is able to create a global society founded on justice and expressing trust, collaboration, and compassion.
http://www.bahai.org/

Buddhist Peace Fellowship 
Wisdom and compassion for social change. 
www.bpf.org

CaoDai      
CaoDai is a universal faith with the principle that all religions have one same divine origin, which is God, or Allah, or the Tao, or the Nothingness, one same ethic based on LOVE and JUSTICE, and are just different manifestations of one same TRUTH. 
http://www.caodai.org

Church of the Brethern      
Peace Mission: Developing leadership for peace in each new generation. Nurturing spirit-filled discipleship and active response to violence. Teaching and leading healthy, faithful responses to conflict. 
http://www.brethren.org/oepa/

Mennonite Church USA   
The mission of Peace and Justice Support Network of Mennonite Church USA is to proclaim and promote God's desire for justice, Christ's call to peacemaking , and the Spirit's reconciling work. 
http://peace.mennolink.org/

Pax Christi USA   
Pax Christi strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence. 
www.paxchristiusa.org

The Religious Society of Friends  
Religious witness for PEACE since 1660.   
http://www.quaker.org/

Unitarian Universalists 
Unitarian Universalist religious principles call us to strive for a world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.  
http://www.uua.org

 

INTERFAITH GROUPS & RESOURCES:

Abraham Path Initiative 
The Abraham Path will become a place of meeting — inspiring respect and building friendship between people of different faiths and cultures. 
www.abrahampath.org

American Ethical Union 
Ethical Culture is a humanistic religious and educational movement inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a more humane society. 
www.aeu.org

American Jewish Committee
AJC has worked since 1906 to safeguard and strengthen Jews and Jewish life worldwide by promoting democratic and pluralistic societies that respect the dignity of all peoples
http://www.ajc.org

Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, created within the Office of the President in 2006, is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of religion, ethics, and public life.
http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu

The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions
strives to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its other guiding institutions in order to achieve a peaceful, just, and sustainable world.  
www.parliamentofreligions.org

The Elijah Interfaith Institute
Elijah has achieved recognition as a path breaker in the field of interfaith education. It seeks to share that path with others and to serve other organizations.
http://www.elijah-interfaith.org

European Council of Religious Leaders
The vision of the European Council of Religious Leaders is based in the shared commitment of the faith traditions to human dignity and the right to live in peace. On this basis religious leaders have committed themselves to work together to prevent conflict, to promote peaceful coexistence and to encourage their communities to do the same.
http://www.rfp-europe.eu/

Fellowship of Reconcilliation 
We are an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change.   
www.forusa.org

Focolare Movement
The Focolare Movement is an international organization that promotes the ideals of unity and universal brotherhood.
http://www.focolare.org

Humanity's Team
Humanity’s Team is a spiritual movement whose purpose is to communicate and implement the belief that we are all one, one with God and one with life, in a shared global state of being, so that the behavior of humanity may shift to reflect this understanding.
http://www.humanitysteam.org

IMS Interfaith Mission Service 
People and communities of faith serving together to promote religious, racial, and cultural harmony; respond to human needs; and facilitate communication within the community. 
www.interfaithmissionservice.org  

Interfaith Encounter Association
The IEA is dedicated to promoting coexistence in the Middle East through cross-cultural study and inter-religious dialogue. We believe that, rather than being the cause of the problem, religion can and should be a source of solution for the conflicts that exist in the region and beyond.
http://interfaithencounter.wordpress.com/

Interfaith Worker Justice
Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) calls upon our religious values in order to educate, organize, and mobilize the religious community in the U.S. on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits, and working conditions for workers, especially low-wage workers.
http://www.iwj.org

International Association for Religious Freedom
The International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) is a UK-based charity working for freedom of religion & belief at a global level.
http://www.iarf.net

International Committee for the Peace Council
The Peace Council is a diverse group of religious and spiritual individuals who are internationally known and respected and who have decided to come together, as the Dalai Lama wrote in a recent letter, "to understand one another and work together so that those of us who profess belief in our respective faiths can work for the common cause of humanity."
http://www.peacecouncil.org/

International Council of Christians and Jews
This web site, sponsored by the International Council of Christians and Jews, is dedicated to a special relationship. It is not about Christianity or Judaism per se, but about the development of a new understanding between the two communities after a long history of animosity.
http://www.jcrelations.net

International Council for Inter-Religious Cooperation
International Council for Inter-Religious Cooperation (ICIRC) an International multi-faith Think Tank formed in 2009 with the purpose of engaging religious leaders on the ground to cooperate and ICIRC to assist them in deleting the vacuum created between the religions.
http://www.icirc.org/

International Humanist and Ethical Union
IHEU is the world union of more than 100 Humanist, rationalist, laïque, ethical culture, atheist and freethought organisations in over 40 countries. Our mission is to represent and support the worldwide Humanist movement.
http://www.iheu.org/

North American Interfaith Network
The North American Interfaith Network is a non-profit association of interfaith organizations and agencies in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
http://www.nain.org/

One Percent
One Percent is dedicated to uniting people of all faiths in an effort to create a more peaceful and non-violent environment.
http://www.whenonepercent.org/about-one-percent.html 

The Pluralism Project at Harvard University   
Our mission is to help Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and the active dissemination of resources. 
http://www.pluralism.org/

Religions for Peace
Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world’s great religions dedicated to promoting peace. Respecting religious differences while celebrating our common humanity, Religions for Peace is active on every continent and in some of the most troubled areas of the world, creating multi-religious partnerships to confront our most dire issues: stopping war, ending poverty, and protecting the earth.
http://www.religionsforpeace.org

S.A.R.A.H. –Spiritual And Religious Alliance for Hope 
A group of interfaith women committed to making a difference through collaboration, discussion, understanding and community service.
www.sarah4hope.org

The Unity-and-Diversity World Council   
The Purpose of the UDC is to establish and sustain a worldwide coordinating body of individuals, groups, and networks -- to foster the emergence of a new person and civilization based on the dynamic integration of diversity among all peoples and all life.  
www.udcworld.org/background.htm 

Temple of Understanding
THE TEMPLE OF UNDERSTANDING has led the way in interfaith education and advocacy for 50 years. We educate youth and adults both cross culturally and inter-religiously for global citizenship and peaceful coexistence; advocate for acceptance and respect for religious pluralism by the worlds governing bodies; and actively continue to promote justice and tolerance.
http://www.templeofunderstanding.org/

Tikkun Community 
We are a community of people from many faiths and traditions, called together by TIKKUN magazine and its vision of healing and transforming our world.
www.tikkun.org 

 United Communities of Spirit 
A global interfaith network, linking people of diverse faiths and beliefs who want to work with others to build a better world. 
http://origin.org/ucs/home.cfm

United Religions Initiative
The purpose of the United Religions Initiative is to  promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings.
http://www.uri.org
        
The Wisdom Pages
The Wisdom Pages is a unique website to encourage vital understanding across the fault lines of different ideological beliefs and opinions, encompassing both religious and scientific approaches to knowledge. Our goal is the advancement and discovery of underlying wisdom in a spirit of harmony and goodwill.
www.thewisdompages.co.uk

World Council of Churches
A worldwide fellowship of 349 churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service
http://www.oikoumene.org/

 

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