At IRF Secretariat, we offer a proven and trusted cooperative engagement and multi-faith action-oriented approach to building cross-cultural religious freedom. The inclusive, equal citizenship participation of all faith and belief communities develops and strengthens relationships that make it possible to build religious freedom, social cohesion, stability, peace, and prosperity.
Religious intolerance isn’t a new phenomenon. It’s been around for centuries. But, after several decades of relative dormancy or reversals in many parts of the world, it’s again rearing its ugly head. According to the Pew Research Center, roughly 80% of the world’s population now lives in countries with “high or very high” levels of government restrictions and/or social hostilities involving religion.
“Once advocates embrace and embody the cooperative engagement approach and unite across their deepest differences, they are enabled to become builders of religious freedom, inclusion, and cohesion,”
“It is hard to overstate the impact IRF Secretariat has had in providing leadership to the religious freedom community with the International Religious Freedom Roundtables it convenes in Washington, D.C and in over 20 countries globally.
We work to further grow the movement, working to ensure that all around the world can practice their faith freely.”