2020 Interfaith Coalition Conference

2020 Interfaith Coalition Conference for Global Citizens (Online)

Date: Saturday – Sunday, December 5-6, 2020
Time: Saturday 9am – 6pm (Seoul, Korea)
Sunday 11am – 4pm (Seoul, Korea)
Zoom Webinar ID: 852 7963 2722
Contact: wonintl@won.or.kr

2020 Interfaith Coalition Conference for Global Citizens (ICCGC)

Religious Peace Movement in the Post COVID-19 Era: Global Ethics, Global Citizenship, and Sustainable Peace

The history of all hitherto existing religions has been pivotal in promoting human peace and development, however, religions have also left stains upon history through their enmity and confrontation, which emerged from differences in beliefs, ideologies, and activities. Now all religions urgently need to open their doors, assemble in one place and discuss, train, and engage in partnerships for the sake of mutual understanding and cooperation. Also, with respect to building a genuinely peaceful world on this earth, we need firmly global solidarity based on common humanity.

Today peace faces a critical danger: the global crisis such as climate, nuclear, and humanity emergency, which threatens our security, our livelihoods, and our lives. The global crisis is caused by material poverty, the decline of morality, and the poverty and ignorance of the spirit. To overcome such threatens, we must purify the integrity of humanity, develop the power of the spirit and make the balance between the material and the spiritual civilization, showing values and order, based upon religious morality.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic loss of human life worldwide and the resulting economic recession has negatively affected many people’s mental health. Our human family is still stressed and the social fabric is being torn. People are suffering, sick, and scared. This is, above all, a human crisis that calls for solidarity.

This program aims at promoting the spread of global citizenship, developing global citizenship education through ethics, diversity, global issues, sustainability, and operating global-civic exchange programs to strengthen mutual trust and enhance cultural diversity.

2020 Interfaith Coalition Conference for Global Citizens (PDF)
2020 종교연합 세계시민회의 (PDF)

Organized by The Won-Buddhism Committee for United Religions Movements

Sponsored by

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea
The United Religions Foundation
The Interfaith Coalition Conference for Global Citizens
The Research Center for Religions, Wonkwang University

In Collaboration with
The Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP)
Seoul Peace Education Center
The International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) Japan Chapter
The Korean Conference of Religions for Peace (KCRP)
The Corps. PEACE
The Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies (SBCS)

Published by Won Buddhism UN & Interfaith

Won Buddhism UN & Interfaith Office envisions a world where all individuals and communities live in peace and harmony based on the Buddhist principles of interdependency and interconnectedness. We are inspired by the example of Master Sotaesan, the founder of Won Buddhism, who was also a champion of gender equality, international peace and global cooperation.