The Asian Conference of Religions for Peace, Thailand Chapter (ACRP Thailand)
The World Conference on Religion and Peace (WCRP) was launched in 1968 by religious leaders in the United States, Japan, and India seeking to affirm together their religious commitments to peace, and to find ways of translating that commitment into shared practical action. Beginning with its first assembly in Kyoto, the WCRP has held six world assemblies and developed and impressive network of regional and local chapters in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. As a Non-Governmental Organization of the United Nations, WCRP has directed its efforts especially to peace and disarmament issues. Both its international headquarters and its United States branch office are in New York in offices near the United Nations.
Until 1984, Thailand first joined WCRP in Nairobi, Kenya by Somdej Phraplmontham, Phrarajrattamoli, the 2nd rector of Maha Chulalongkorn Rajavidyalaya University, Justice Sathit Lengtaisong, and Ms Kanjana Soonsawad. On October 14-19, 1996 Thailand hosted the 5th assembly of ACRP in Ayuddhaya by organizing the team of assembly from our Asian neighborhood. After that Professor Dr. Kramol Tonghdamachart was appointed as the 1st president of ACRP, Thailand Chapter.
ACRP Thailand aims to support, protect, strengthen, and cherish all religions and peacebuilding in Thailand and around the world. In addition, the Thailand Chapter has promoted an interfaith network 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. For the past 30 years, the Thailand chapter has done many social and religious activities, including the World Religious Conference, ACRP meeting, and spiritual supports. In addition, we have joined hands with many organizations, both profit, and non-profit organizations, to accomplish our goals and missions. We are also volunteers in helping communities and schools in remote areas regarding education, understanding religious and cultural differences, as well as peace building.
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