Organizing Religious Communities to Work for a Just Peace
By Chelsea Dennis
From Nonprofit Quarterly
March 19, 2020
Many religious traditions have social justice efforts that are embedded either as responsibilities or as tradition in their belief systems. These institutions also move to respond to immediate crises in the communities that host them, so mobilizing in interfaith common cause is anything but new. Interfaith coalitions have built-in constituencies in their home communities and the kind of knowledge that is a must both post-disaster and in crises. Still, networks like these have not always been fully optimized.
With that in mind, we look at Religions for Peace (RfP), a global coalition of religious communities, which recently released its latest strategic plan for the years 2020 to 2025.