The World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace aims to go beyond mere declarations. This quest for more profound dialogue is characterised by a greater cooperation, embodied by field actions.
This section deals with initiatives stemming from these meetings, and thoses instigated by citizens, whether religiously inclined or not, working on peace dialogue between Jewish and Muslim communities.
Published on 2009-03-16 06:46:00 - 5893 Hits
For the First Convoy for Peace organised by the Hommes de Parole Foundation, we went to Gaza and saw the after-effects of war. We saw miles of unearthed land, uprooted trees, ruins and rubble mixed with kitchen utensils, cloths and broken toys, all silent signs of daily life in shatters.
Published on 2009-02-20 22:19:00 - 4982 Hits
On Wednesday February 18 in the afternoon trucks of the second Convoy for Peace arrived in Gaza.
Published on 2009-01-21 00:06:00 - 2721 Hits
The First Convoy for Peace organised by the Hommes de Parole Foundation with the support of the World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace reached Gaza on Monday, 19 January at 4 p.m.
Published on 2009-01-11 13:20:00 - 3647 Hits
The Third Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace, held at Unesco headquarters in Paris, from 15 to 17 December last, focused on the Israel-Palestine confict and was entitled "The Sacredness of Peace". Following the Congress, a final declaration was issued, together with an action plan that formally engaged the participants to work in depth and tangibly for peace.
The participants, thus, were impelled to react to the spiral of violence in Gaza and the south of Israel where violent clashes are taking place with, alas, the main victims being civilians.
Further to the commitment made by the spiritual leaders during the Congress and further to the increasing violence, the decision was taken that a "Convoy for Peace" would be organised, together with other partners.
Published on 2009-01-07 23:11:00 - 2875 Hits
Published on 2008-12-09 08:51:00 - 3845 Hits
Religious dignitaries, Imams and Rabbis, together with Christians and other religious experts from around the world met at the Third World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace to determine ways to defend the sacred character of peace, together, and to commit themselves, as of now, to implementing all possible measures, within a religious context, to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Congress was held in Paris from 15 to 17 December 2008, under the patronage of UNESCO and with the support of His Excellency Maitre Abdoulaye Wade, President of Senegal and Chairman of the 11th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference.
First and foremost, the Imams and Rabbis, joined by the Christians, hereby reiterate their commitment to denouncing and condemning henceforth, ceaselessly and publicly, all forms of violence, terror, and individual and collective injustice committed in the name of God and/or their respective religions or Holy Scriptures.
They also reiterate their determination to be active custodians of the Sacredness of Peace.
Published on 2008-12-07 09:54:00 - 2847 Hits
(video of the collective manifestation of Imams and Rabbis at the Wall for Peace, Champ de Mars, Paris, 16 december 2008).
Published on 2008-03-26 10:14:00 - 3390 Hits
Narrated by Orlando Bloom and hailed as a "tremendous achievement" by the Dalai Lama. Everest: A Climb for Peace is not just a typical Everest film, but a socially relevant documentary about peace, war, and the human spirit - an inspirational film, which also has some of the most incredible Everest footage ever shot, including a dramatic rescue from near the summit of Everest.
Published on 2008-03-17 08:27:00 - 3082 Hits
Just Vision, is a nonprofit organization that believes in the value of cooperative Palestinian and Israeli efforts to build a sustainable, free and safe future for all, and the importance of media coverage for these courageous endeavors. Just Vision released an award-winning feature documentary, Encounter Point, in April 2006. The film follows the stories of a handful of ordinary Palestinian and Israeli civilians who overcame personal tragedies and grief and endured the harshest consequences of the conflict yet chose to partner with their supposed enemies in order to resolve the conflict non-violently.
Published on 2008-03-16 17:35:00 - 5675 Hits
Sandrine Brunner is the director of a troupe named ‘les Planches et les Nuages’ (Stage boards and Clouds). She has adapted and directed « A Bottle in the Gaza Sea », a novel written by Valérie Zenatti. This play was performed in Paris last October and dealt with the correspondence between an Israeli girl and a young Palestinian during the second Intifada.
Organised by Hommes de Parole Foundation in partnership with the International Association of Human Values, the Fifth World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace will be held in Bangalore (India), during 2015, at the invitation of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a leader of non-violence in India.
The Third Congress took decisions on the promotion of a peace culture in Israel and Palestine and on the inclusion of women and young people in future meetings.
The Fifth World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace will implement these commitments. This congress will bring together representatives of the great spiritual traditions, and leave ample space for women and young people.