About the Peacemakers Network

The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers (Peacemakers Network) facilitates connections between grassroots peacemakers and global players to enhance sustainable peace efforts. It supports the positive influence of religious and traditional actors in collaborative peacebuilding and peace mediation.

By fostering collaboration among diverse actors with shared goals, the Peacemakers Network operates inclusively, across multiple tracks, spanning from the local to the global level. It establishes consortiums comprising international organizations and local actors to maximize resources and achieve sustainable results. Initiatives are closely coordinated with local religious and traditional actors.

2023 Year in Review

2023 has witnessed an alarming number of new, renewed or escalated conflicts. In this unparalleled time of a rapidly changing world order, the influential role of religious and traditional actors in all their diversity becomes even more pivitol to support transformative peacebuilding and peace mediation. It is not only a moral imperative that we amplify their roles but also a practical necessity to bolster their capacity to effectively actualize the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The Network’s 2020-2025 Strategy

The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers has launched its strategy for 2020-2025. The strategy addresses all elements of the Network’s activities, including its structure, mission, approach, priorities, areas of concentration, and guiding principles. The strategy also reaffirms the Network’s purpose: to assist religious and traditional peacemakers to forge mutually supportive connections between them and others who have responsibility for building peace, preventing and ending conflicts.

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