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World Interfaith Harmony Week

This age of globalization needs enlightened people in each faith who can examine their sacred writings and traditions and identify the aspects that can benefit all humanity as well as those that preserve each religion's identity. The UN designated the first week of February every year as World Interfaith Harmony Week with the motto of "Love of God and Love of the Neighbor" / "Love of the Good and Love of the Neighbor." UPF calls on people of faith to honor the Divine indwelling in a way that encourages understanding, respect, and cooperation among people of all faiths for the well-being of our communities and peace in the world.

Welcome to the UPF resource page for UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.

Print Materials

 

Flyer

JPG, PDF and AI Files (Eng. & Blank) 46.12 MB

Podium Sign

JPG, PDF and AI Files (Eng. & Blank) 54.17 MB

 

Banner
(240x80cm)

JPG, PDF and AI Files (Eng. & Blank) 45.88 MB

 

Slideshow Header and Web Banner

Slide Header: JPG, and AI Files (Eng.) 15.4 MB

Web Banner: JPG, and AI Files (Eng.) 13.2 MB

Resources for Organizers

This age of globalization needs enlightened people in each faith who can examine their sacred writings and traditions and identify the aspects that can benefit all humanity as well as those that preserve each religion's identity. The UN designated the first week of February every year as World Interfaith Harmony Week. UPF calls on people of faith to honor the Divine indwelling in a way that encourages understanding, respect, and cooperation among people of all faiths for the well-being of our communities and peace in the world.

UPF's Statement on Interreligious Dialogue

Suggestions for programs:

Resources

The UN Webpage on the World Interfaith Harmony Week
Backgrounder about World Interfaith Harmony Week
Statement by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

World Interfaith Harmony Week observance at the UN General Assembly Hall, February 7, 2012
World Interfaith Harmony Week was commemorated at the UN for the first time on February 7, 2012. The President of the 66th Session of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, said in announcing the event in the General Assembly Hall: "In our conflict-ridden world, I believe it is important to recognize the historical good done by people of all faiths in many of the areas of the work of the United Nations as well as the current successful partnerships in various parts of the world between UN agencies and religious groups particularly in meeting the humanitarian needs of disaster-stricken people." [Read more]

Photos of UPF-related observances of World Interfaith Harmony Week were included in the video shown at the Feb. 12, 2014 World Interfaith Harmony Week program at the UN Trusteeship Council Chamber in New York, with the theme "A Vital Key for Peace and Development."


Reports of UPF events in 2011 from
Barbados
Canada (Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto)
Cote d'Ivoire (Grand Bassam, Yamoussoukro)
Germany (Munich, Stuttgart)
India
Indonesia
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea
Malaysia
Moldova
Nepal
Russia (Kondopoga, Moscow tournament, Moscow forum, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg)
Slovakia
Solomon Islands
St. Lucia
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Washington DC, USA Powerpoint

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See also worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com,
Committee of Religious NGOs at the UN

 


UPF Statement
on Interreligious Dialogue

This age of globalization needs enlightened leaders in each faith who can examine their sacred writings and traditions and identify the aspects that can benefit all humanity as well as those that preserve each religion's identity. Our challenge is to honor the Divine indwelling in a way that encourages understanding, respect, and cooperation among people of all faiths for the well-being of our communities and peace in the world.

Gramastetten, Austria—Forty-five guests representing eight religious denominations celebrated the 2018 World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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Oslo, Norway—UPF-Norway celebrated the 2018 World Interfaith Harmony Week with an event in the Oslo Jewish Museum.

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Vienna, Austria—More than 200 people attended a World Interfaith Harmony Week program that culminated with an Interfaith Peace Blessing.

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Bergamo, Italy—Sincere brotherhood and intense spirituality marked the 2018 celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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Yekaterinburg, Russia—Maintaining one’s traditions while respecting the traditions of others was the theme of a World Interfaith Harmony Week event.

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Bratislava, Slovakia—To mark World Interfaith Harmony Week, UPF held a roundtable on “Wisdom Sharing: Our Attitude toward Enemies.”

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Abuja, Nigeria—UPF-Nigeria organized a series of activities to commemorate the 2018 United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW).

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Washington, DC—The 2018 observance of World Harmony Week in Washington, DC, centered on the theme “Love of God and Love of Neighbor.”

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London, United Kingdom—The power of people of faith to solve the world’s crises was the theme of the 2018 celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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