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History

History of Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK)

IRCK, a coalition of all major faith communities in Kenya, works to deepen interfaith dialogue and collaboration among the members for a common endeavour to mobilize the unique moral and social resources of religious people and address shared concerns. IRCK is made up of the Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims (SUPKEM), Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA), the National Muslim Leaders Forum (NAMLEF), the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), the Hindu Council of Kenya (HCK), the Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC), the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya (EAK), the Shia Ithnasharia Muslim Association and the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK).

IRCK was founded in 1983 to be an excellent united inter-religious forum that is a conscience of the society, promoting sustainable peace and development in Kenya.

The existence of IRCK between1983-2002 was characterised by conference participation and interspersed, yet adhoc, inter-faith dialogue and action. There lacked a structured and systematic mode of conducting her affairs and, therefore, the success of the undertaken activities heavily relied on the commitment of a few of her core members.

IRCK 2020 – 2024 FOCUS AREAS

Inter-Religious Council of Kenya Thematic areas are:

  • Governance and Peace
  • Health and Social Wellbeing
  • Education and learning
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Institutional Strengthening for IRCK

The Inter-Religious Council of Kenya positions itself in a vibrant, diverse and evolving environment that is increasingly demanding more innovation in its attempts to solve faith society’s challenges by redesigning its thematic areas to reflect and provide the changes and shifts in the operating environment through:

  • Promoting interfaith fellowship, inter-religious dialogue and sharing of common values.
  • Supporting religious communities in Kenya to identify areas of convergence in their respective faith traditions that can be harnessed to build a peaceful and just society.
  • Supporting religious communities in Kenya to respond to: social economic, health, educational, governance, peace and environmental challenges.
  • Implementing collaborative advocacy programmes based on shared moral commitments in all thematic areas.
  • Mobilizing resources to implement programmes geared towards improved: health and social wellbeing, good Governance, peaceful coexistence, environmental management and institutional strengthening for a better society.
  • Offering strategic linkages and engagements with county, national, regional and international religious, human rights, and developmental organizations and systems.

IRCK History Timeline

IRCK was founded to be an excellent united inter-religious forum that is a conscience of the society,
promoting sustainable peace and development in Kenya.

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1983

World Conference for Peace Kenya (WCRP-Kenya)

World Conference for Peace Kenya (WCRP-Kenya) was founded and involved activities like participating in conferences and vast interfaith conversations and actions

2004

WCRP-Kenya to IRCK

The name changed to Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) from WCRP-Kenya (World Conference for Peace Kenya ) but still retained the local affiliate position in WCRP-Kenya.

1983 - 2022

Growth of IRCK

Between 1983 when IRCK was founded and now, the role of civil society has changed, with increased demand for civil society actors to demonstrate their value as facilitators, conveners and innovators as well as service providers and advocates.

2023

IRCK Now

IRCK has grown into an independent and influential coalition of all major faith communities in Kenya, that works to deepen inter-faith dialogue and collaboration among members for a common endeavor and mobilize the unique moral and social resources of religious people and address shared concerns.

Mobilising Faith Communities for Common Action

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