World Council of Faiths

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Founded

1986 UK

History

1986, Ammerdown (UK), at a meeting of representatives of international interfaith organizations including: C-XC1205 - International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF); F-XF3494 - World Congress of Faiths (WCF); F-XF5057 - Temple of Understanding (ToU); F-XD4008 - Religions for Peace (RfP). Idea re-emerged in 1993, during the Year of Inter-Religious Understanding and Cooperation, in particular by C-XC1702 - International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) and at the Parliament, Chicago IL (USA), of E-XE2877 - Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR). Project abandoned.

Aims

Bring together the main international interfaith organizations into one world body, recognizing their different, complementary emphases, so as to: avoid competitive requests for funding; reduce the demands on religious leaders to attend international conferences; make it easier for other international organizations to consult the religious world; make it easier for members of one religion to consult members of others and to engage in joint work.

Structure

World structure would comprise offices of component organizations in different parts of the world.

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UIA Org ID

XJ7748

Last News

2001

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