WCRP stands for World Conference Religions for Peace, and it has been used
on statements and documents that were issued for past 45 years.
Today, since “Religions for Peace” is widely used internationally, we use “Religions for Peace （RfP） Japan” to send out information from Japan including this website. Please note that WCRP Japan and RfP Japan is the same organization.
Likewise, Asian Conference of Religions for Peace（ACRP） uses Religions for Peace (RfP) Asia for the same reason.
Religions for Peace(RfP)
RfP was established in 1970 as an international non-governmental organization. It obtained general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1999. As an international network of religious communities encompassing over 90 countries, the Religions for Peace family engages in conflict resolution, humanitarian assistance and other peace building activities through dialogue and cooperation across religions. RfP Japan was established in 1972 as a committee for the International issues supported by Japanese Association of Religious Organizations.
1. Calling on religious communities to deeply reflect on their practices, address any that are exclusionary in nature, and engage in dialogue with each other in the spirit of tolerance and understanding.
2. Facilitating multi-religious collaboration in making peace initiatives.
3. Working with peace organizations in all sectors and countries to address global issues.
4. Implementing religiously based peace education and awareness-raising activities.
Every 5-6 years, Religions for Peace convenes a World Assembly of senior-most
religious leaders for the purpose of forging a deep moral consensus on
contemporary challenges, electing a new World Council, and advancing multi-religious
action across and beyond the Religions for Peace network. The Religions
for Peace World Assemblies are global in scale, multi-stakeholder in composition,
1970 WCRP I in Kyoto, Japan (Declaration)
1974 WCRP II in Leuven, Belgium (Declaration)
1979 WCRP III in Princeton, the United States of America (Declaration)
1984 WCRP IV in Nairobi, Kenya (Declaration)
1989 WCRP V in Melbourne, Australia (Declaration)
1994 WCRPVI in Rome and Riva del Garda, Italy (Declaration)
1999 WCRP VII in Amman, Jordan (Declaration)
2006 WCRP VIII in Kyoto, Japan (Declaration)
2013 WCRP IX in Vienna, Austria (Declaration)
2019 WCRP X in Lindau, Germany
Since its founding in 1976, the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace
(ACRP), also known as Religions for Peace Asia (RfP Asia), has been guided
by the vision of an Asia Pacific region in which religious communities
cooperate effectively for peace, justice and human dignity by taking concrete
To learn more about RfP Asia, please visit their website (http://rfpasia.org/).
1976 ACRP I in Singapore (Declaration)
1981 ACRP II in New Delhi, India (Declaration)
1986 ACRP III in Seoul, Republic of Korea (Declaration)
1992 ACRP IV in Kathmandu, Nepal (Declaration)
1996 ACRP V in Ayutthaya, Thailand (Declaration)
2002 ACRP VI in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Declaration)
2008 ACRP VII in Manila, Philippines (Declaration)
2014 ACRP VIII in Incheon, Korea (Declaration)
2020 ACRP IX in Tokyo, Japan