About Us

Organization History

Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) is a coalition of all major faith communities in Kenya that works together to deepen interfaith dialogue and collaboration among members for a common endeavor to mobilize the unique moral and social resources of religious people and address shared concerns. The existence of IRCK between 1983-2002 was characterized by conference participation and interspersed, yet adhoc inter-faith dialogue and action.

In 2004, the organization changed its name from World Conference on Religions for Peace Kenya (WCRP-Kenya) to IRCK. This was done to reflect and address the unique nature of the religious organizations in Kenya and delineate herself from the narrow thematic mandate associated with the name WCRP. In spite of the change in name, the organization remains the local affiliate of WCRP International and has links with the African Council of Religious Leaders and the continental body of faith communities that work on the same principles.

IRCK draws its membership from all Major religious communities in Kenya ‘as represented by their various religious coordinating bodies (RCBs), provided they are in agreement with the purposes and constitution of ¬†IRCK