Violent Religious Extremism

Religion is increasingly being abused in support of violent extremism—that is violence justified by an extremist religious ideology that does not acknowledge and honor human dignity and the rights that flow from it. 

Religions for Peace firmly believes that core religious teachings on Peace and the universality of human dignity, respect for religious differences and a multi-religious commitment to take action together are powerful antidotes to violent religious extremism.

In order to prevent and respond to violent religious extremism, Religions for Peace is developing resources and capability in the most at-risk regions and countries. Religions for Peace will also mount a large-scale social media campaign to counter violent religious extremism in the near future.