The Chinese Peace Commission for Religious Circles ("Zhong Zonghe") was established in July 1994 in Beijing. It is a national non-profit social organization with independent legal personality. It is composed of five major religions in China (Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism, (Christian) representatives, most of whom are members of the CPPCC religious circles. The purpose of "Zongzonghe" is to adhere to the principles of friendship, peace, development, and cooperation, carry forward the fine traditions of patriotism, religion, and peace in the Chinese religious community, actively promote the unity and harmony of various religious groups, and develop relations with the religious communities and the world Exchanges and cooperation among religious, regional and religious peace organizations of various countries to safeguard the motherland's reunification and promote world peace and common development. "Zongzonghe" joined the World Conference on Religious Peace in 1994 ("Sejonghe") and joined the Asian Conference on Religious Peace in 1996 ("Azonghe"), and is the only state member organization representing China among the two organizations.