Wednesday, January 05, 2011

World Interfaith Harmony Week, Feb 1-7, 2011

Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 10:48 AM
[edited for interfaith society blog] 

The first World Interfaith Harmony Week will take place in just four weeks. You are invited to be a participant and a leader in turning this new UN Resolution into a worldwide success.  
HM King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan proposed World Interfaith Harmony Week to the United Nations in September.  It was adopted on October 20 after HRH Prince Ghazi's speech supporting this new global effort.  This Resolution recognizes the importance of dialogue among different faiths and religions.  It calls for participation of the world's churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship to share from their own traditions or convictions, their "love of God and love of one's neighbour or on love of the good and love of one's neighbour."
The URI has officially endorsed World Interfaith Harmony Week. Charles and Yoland sent a letter of support that is posted on both our site and the official website for the Week, This website also contains the resolution, background information and resources.  In addition, this website offers you 2 ways to participate in this first observance.
1.  You can send a short message of support for the first World Interfaith Harmony Week
2.  Share your plan for an event that will take place during the first week of February.  You may plan something specific for World Interfaith Harmony Week or you may hold a regular [interfaith] meeting during this time frame. 
May Peace Prevail on Earth,

Monica Willard
United Religions Initiative
United Nations NGO Representative 
The purpose of the United Religions Initiative is to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings.


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