As Jewish, Christian and Muslim people we find common ground in our common origin. We are followers of Abraham, committed to the human family and therefore adhere to a common core of ethical standards. We shall pursue friendship, peace and justice. We will speak out against all forms of prejudice, hatred, and discrimination.
We shall stand for the religious pluralism and mutual understanding that undergird the resilience of America.
As people of faith we enter into sacred covenant with a pledge to:
1. Pursue courageous friendships that bridge cultural divides.
2. Weave our lives and institutions into the fabric of safety and security, protecting all from intimidation, threats or war within community and country.
3. Speak and participate in public life, guided by prayer, reflection and experience. We bring our faithfulness to the public square to preserve religious pluralism, engendering peace in the 21st Century.
4. Shun passivity for creative and responsible imagination for the future and wellbeing of all people.
May these humble efforts be transformative in a world that cries out for peace and dignity.
AFPI Releases “Interfaith Curriculum for Peacemaking”
The Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative (AFPI) is a group of American clergy and religious activists who advocate peacemaking as an essential and defining mandate of our three faith traditions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
By bringing together a collection of each faith’s relevant teachings, we aim to contribute an authentic and substantive religious voice to the current peace movement, to activate Americans of faith to insist on peaceful solutions to local, national and global conflicts, and in particular to end the war and U.S. occupation in Iraq.