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Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace (IIFWP)
The IIFWP was founded in the hope of building a world in which peoples, cultures, races, religions, and nationalities live together in harmony, mutual respect, cooperation, and universal prosperity. This vision of world peace underlies all the programs and activities of the IIFWP, even though specific initiatives may pursue this quest from distinctive vantage points or in relation to a particular constituency, for example, youth, academics, religious leaders, or artists.
The IIFWP recognizes that the task of achieving genuine peace requires an integrated, cross-disciplinary, and collaborative effort among all the various organizations and peoples.
That is, peace cannot be established merely by academics, by politicians, or by religious leaders alone, and therefore the tendency for peace efforts to be fragmented and disunified has to be overcome.
A unique feature of the IIFWP's vision is the inclusion of the world's religious leaders, who bear the wisdom of their respective traditions, in the pursuit of peace. This affirmation of religion's contribution is fully interreligious in spirit, welcoming the participation of all the world's great religious traditions.
World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO)
WANGO is an international membership organization uniting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide in the cause of advancing peace and well-being, and providing the mechanism and support needed for NGOs to connect, partner, share, inspire, and multiply their contributions to solve humanity's basic problems.
WANGO assists its member organizations in accomplishing their tasks relative to creating a better society and world: economically, socially, environmentally, politically, and morally. With its global network of NGOs, WANGO has become an international leader in tackling issues of serious global concern. During 2000 and 2001, WANGO conducted or co-sponsored conferences and seminars in over 150 nations.

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