Council of Religions- Mauritius

Interfaith solidarity, mutual sharing, and collaboration
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"Our purpose is to foster mutual understanding and enhance interfaith collaboration among faith communities on common social problems."
Traditions
Hinduism, Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism
Sub-Traditions
Buddhist, Catholic, Anglican
Number of Members
18
Region
Sub-Region
Southern Africa
Location
Port Louis, Mauritius
Joined URI Network

The Council of Religions (CoR) Mauritius initially emerged as an advisory committee to the Ministry of Women, following several incidents and conflicts on the island in 1994. It was eventually registered as an organization in 2000 following the Declaration of World Peace, in which local religious leaders participated in. Currently, 18 faiths and denominations are represented on the Council of Religions. Their aim is to foster mutual understanding and enhance interfaith collaboration among faith communities around common social problems. They work on HIV/AIDS de-stigmatization campaigns, interfaith advocacy, peacebuilding, capacity building with the University of Mauritius, celebration of UN days, and organize regional conferences on peacebuilding, the environment, education, and women’s empowerment.

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