We all live in pluralistic societies – with people of different origins, ethnicities and faith. And this is what makes our societies rich. But it can also create tensions. If not controlled or managed, the tensions can fuel conflicts and violent extremism, and can also escalate into atrocity crimes, for which we mean genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Fostering, sustaining peace is a collective endeavour, and can only be effective if we work together. And this is why the role of religious actors and faith-based organization is so essential, and now more than ever, we must work together, to strengthen international peace and security and ravel development, and fight for rights of all human beings.