The strength of the Network is in cooperation. The Network is formed from an array of actors, including inter- and intra-governmental agencies, regional bodies, academic institutions, international and national organizations, civil society, and most importantly religious and traditional peacemakers.
The Network has close to 50 members. The Network is constantly looking for new partners to collaborate with and new ways of strengthening the positive engagement of religious and traditional peacemakers in peace and peacebuilding processes. To learn about ways to engage in our work, visit Contact.
Al Amana Centre is an academy for the study of global Muslim-Christian Relations, a secretariat for Gulf ecumenism and an institute providing trainings in the field of religion and diplomacy based in the Sultanate of Oman.
The Berghof Foundation is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation that supports efforts to prevent political and social violence, and to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation.
The Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich combines research and policy consultancy on Swiss and international security and peace policy, including on the topic of religion and conflict.
Communities in Transition (CIT) empowers people to address conflict-related challenges in collaborative and sustainable ways. Driven by our passion to strengthen local change-makers in their search for sustainable peace, we assess, design and implement inclusive, participatory and collaborative conflict transformation processes, with proven sustainable social impact, in search for peaceable outcomes.
Danmission is a faith based organization dedicated to building peace and understanding through dialogue across faiths and ethnicities, enabling people to overcome poverty and injustices and build capacity within churches and with religious leaders to become responsible social actors. Danmission works in 12 countries in Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia, and is based in Denmark.
The Dialogue Advisory Group (DAG) is an independent organisation that facilitates political dialogue to reduce violence.
Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish development cooperation organisation and the second largest provider of humanitarian aid. We operate in over 20 countries, where the need is most dire. We work with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political convictions. Our work is based on rights, which means that our operations are guided by equality, non-discrimination and responsibility.
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality and independence.
Initiatives of Change is a worldwide movement of people committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting with their own.
The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ), based at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies, works to build peace with justice by strengthening women peacemakers, youth leaders and human rights defenders, and developing innovative approaches to peacebuilding.
The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) is an intergovernmental organization that promotes dialogue to build peace in conflict areas. It does this by enhancing understanding and cooperation between people of different cultures and followers of different religions. The Centre was founded by Austria, Saudi Arabia and Spain. The Holy See is the Founding Observer. Its Board of Directors comprises prominent representatives from five major world religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism). The Board designs and supervises the Centre’s programs.
Kalam Research and Media (KRM), a collegial think tank focusing internationally on the broader challenge of reviving the theological discourse in Islam. KRM works closely with a wide network of knowledge partners around the world, and seeks to enhance its connection to wider intellectual and social currents through media and publication.
The Libya Institute for Advanced Studies is a leading educational institution focused on building capacity in Libya’s youth to support institution building. LIAS focuses on the four areas of capacity development, research, advisory and outreach activities in Libya and abroad.
The Middle East Women’s Leadership Network assists women in creating media for peacemaking initiatives. The vision of the network is to create a movement of peace-promoting citizen media producers.
Norwegian Church Aid is a peacebuilding organization working with religious actors to constructively and nonviolently prevent, reduce and transform violent inter-group conflict.
The Office of Social Justice (OSJ) is a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) that responds to God’s call to let justice flow like a river in our personal and communal lives, especially as it relates to the systemic causes of hunger, poverty, oppression, and violent conflict. We educate CRC members, encourage and support their engagement in social justice issues, and are sometimes involved in direct advocacy and action on behalf of our denomination.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) (formerly Organization of the Islamic Conference) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations, with a membership of 57 states spread over four continents.
Pax Christi International, a faith-based global peace network, seeks to create cultures of peace and reconciliation able to transform a world shaken by violence, deepening inequalities and global insecurity.
Religions for Peace (RfP) is the largest international coalition bringing together representatives of the world’s religious communities who are dedicated to achieving peace; RfP is a non-sectarian, non-political international organization accredited to the United Nations that has affiliates in 90 countries
The Salam Institute for Peace and Justice is a DC-based nonprofit organization bringing over a decade of experience in international peacebuilding with a religious and interfaith focus, engaging national and local faith leaders, educators, and communities through research, education, capacity building, and dialogue in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.
The Swiss Peace Foundation is a practice-oriented peace research institute. We analyze the causes of violent conflicts and develop strategies for their peaceful transformation.
The Tony Blair Faith Foundation provides the practical support required to counter religious prejudice, conflict and extremism in order to promote open-minded and stable societies
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is an independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress to increase the nation's capacity to manage international conflict without violence. The Institute seeks to prevent, mitigate and resolve violent conflicts around the world by engaging directly in conflict zones and providing analysis, education and resources to those working for peace.
The United Religions Initiative (URI) is a global grassroots interfaith network with 685 groups in 85 countries that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together for the good of their communities and the world.
World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.