WCRP and RfP

WCRP stands for World Conference Religions for Peace, and it has been used on statements and documents that were issued for past 50 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.

Religons for Peace (RfP)

■RfP Japan


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.


Religions for Peace Japan

1. Purpose

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.


2. Structure

Peace Research Institute
■Task Force Teams to
-- Stop Nuclear Dependence
-- Respond to Climate Crisis
-- Promote Education for Reconciliation
-- Prevent Human Trafficking in Persons
--Provide Disaster Relief
Youth Committee
Women's Committee



3. Leadership

1.Honorary Advisors
5.Board Members
6.Emeritus Members
7.Special Members
8.Activity Members
9.Secretary General
10.Peace Research Institute Members
11.Women's Committee Members
12.Youth Committee Members






1. World Assembly

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, and action-oriented.

1970WCRP I in Kyoto, Japan (Declaration)

1974WCRP II in Leuven, Belgium (Declaration)

1979WCRP III in Princeton, the United States of America (Declaration)

1984WCRP IV in Nairobi, Kenya (Declaration)

1989WCRP V in Melbourne, Australia (Declaration)

1994WCRPVI in Rome and Riva del Garda, Italy (Declaration)

1999WCRP VII in Amman, Jordan (Declaration)

2006WCRP VIII in Kyoto, Japan (Declaration)

2013WCRP IX in Vienna, Austria (Declaration)

2019WCRP X in Lindau, Germany (Declaration)


2. Asia Assembly

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 common action.
To learn more about RfP Asia, please visit their website.

1976ACRP I in Singapore (Declaration)

1981ACRP II in New Delhi, India (Declaration)

1986ACRP III in Seoul, Republic of Korea (Declaration)

1991ACRP IV in Kathmandu, Nepal (Declaration)

1996ACRP V in Ayutthaya, Thailand (Declaration)

2002ACRP VI in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Declaration)

2008ACRP VII in Manila, Philippines (Declaration)

2014ACRP VIII in Incheon, Korea (Declaration)

2021ACRP IX in Tokyo, Japan (Declaration)