Religions for Peace

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Religions for Peace
Type Non-governmental organization (NGO)
Headquarters 777 United Nations Plaza, 9th Floor New York, NY 10017
Membership
Over 72 countries
Secretary General
William F. Vendley
Website religionsforpeace.org

Religions for Peace is an international coalition of representatives from the world's religions dedicated to promoting peace founded in 1970. International Secretariat headquarters is in New York City, with Regional Conferences in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Religions for Peace enjoys consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with UNESCO and with UNICEF. William F. Vendley is its Secretary General.

The first World Conference was convened in Kyoto, Japan, on 16–21 October 1970, the second World Assembly was held in Leuven, Belgium in 1974, the third in Princeton, New Jersey, United States, the fourth in Nairobi, Kenya in 1984, the fifth in Melbourne, Australia in 1989, the sixth in Riva del Garda, Italy in 1994, the seventh in Amman, Jordan in 1999, the eighth in Kyoto, Japan in 2006[1] and the ninth World Assembly in Vienna, Austria.

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