Religion, Peacebuilding and Human Rights in Cyprus

The Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace Process under the Auspices of the Embassy of Sweden (RTCYPP) is a peacebuilding initiative with the religious leaders of Cyprus who are committed to work together for human rights, peace and reconciliation. The Office of RTCYPP was established to encourage, facilitate and serve the religious leaders’ dialogue and efforts for religious freedom and peace in Cyprus and to contribute positively and constructively to the Cyprus peace talks.















"Faith for Rights"

"Faith for Rights" – A new platform to advance dialogue on Human Rights with religious communities and non-religious actors in Cyprus. OHCHR’s initiative “Faith for Rights”, introduced to Cyprus’ religious communities and civil society representatives at the Office of RTCYPP’s Third Round Table for Human Rights in Cyprus

Peace in My Land

In 2011 Archbishop Chrysostomos II and Mufti Atalay co-host the first ever faith based dialogue encounter for Cypriot youth together with Muslim, Jewish and Christian youth from Palestine and Israel for a one-week residential peacebuilding workshop. This first concrete project with the full cooperation of the two religious leaders of Cyprus was organized and coordinated by the Office of RTCYPP with funding from the Olaf Palme Institute in Sweden, the UNDP/ACT (from USAID funds), the Archbishopric of the Church of Cyprus and the Muftiate of Cyprus.