MISSION

The Religion & Security Council (RSC) promotes conflicts resolution and peace-building by addressing the role of the religious factor in international crises.

RSC forums and panel discussions, formation and information activities, cooperation programs and policy proposals, engage decision-makers, officials, scholars and experts, with different backgrounds but a common purpose: to raise awareness of the major contribution that religions can provide in defusing confrontational situations and advancing reconciliation, in areas that witness warfare, unrest and humanitarian emergencies.

RSC advocates for a major role of interreligious dialogue and cooperation as instruments of peace-building and conflicts resolution. RSC promotes a moderate approach to religious scriptures against extremism, which leads to discrimination, sectarian violence, and terrorism.

RSC focuses on radicalization and on the social causes that further indoctrination and recruitment by extremist groups, especially among the youth. RSC devotes particular attention to the future of religious minorities, and supports reconciliation initiatives to advance peaceful coexistence and societal harmony in post-conflict and troubled countries.

Effective solutions to the conflicts and crises of our time lie within religion, and not outside or in opposition to it. RSC aims to foster positive ties between religion and security, and to promote the role the religious factor can play in crisis prevention and in enabling state and non-state actors, peoples and communities, to move from confrontation back to cooperation and partnership relations.