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World Interfaith Harmony Week

February 1-7 of each year has been designated World Interfaith Harmony Week by the United Nations.  It was launched in February 2011 to promote harmony among people of different faiths at a time when interreligious conflict is claiming lives and livelihoods all over the world.

WIHW

(Image: 2012 World Interfaith Harmony Week celebrations by Bethak CC in Pakistan)

United Religions Initiative (URI) invites you to join our more than 600 interfaith Cooperation Circles (CCs) worldwide in taking action this year to build peace. You can register your activities on the official World Interfaith Harmony Week site, or fill out this form to send us your reports, stories, photos and videos.

Looking for ideas? Download the URI WIHW Tool Card.


ACTIVITIES FROM THE URI COMMUNITY IN SUPPORT OF WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK THROUGHOUT THE YEARS:

World Interfaith Harmony Week Activities 2016

World Interfaith Harmony Week Activities 2015

World Interfaith Harmony Week Activities and Affirmations 2014

World Interfaith Harmony Week UN Report 2013

World Interfaith Harmony Week Activities 2012

World Interfaith Harmony Week Activities 2011


 

See where your fellow Cooperation Circles are organizing WIHW events around the world:

To add your event to this map, fill out this survey!

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April 15, 2016 1:19 PM

Peace Making and Peace Building Through Faith

The Global Clergy Association of Canada provided leadership for a celebratory conference for World Interfaith Harmony Week in Surrey, British Columbia.

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March 4, 2016 6:46 PM

GIFT of LOVE and Interfaith Harmony in Bulgaria

URI Bulgaria commemorated the World Interfaith Harmony Week at the biggest cultural center in Southeast Europe, the National Palace of Culture in Sofia.

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Europe Region

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March 4, 2016 3:20 AM

2016 UN World Interfaith Harmony Week in Santchou, Cameroon

On February 4th and 5th this 2016, Global Compassion CC team organizes a two days activities on interfaith dialogue for Peace leads by Clement Awanfe Ngueto (a Fellow of ACWAY; Morocco Dec. 11-16, 2015) and initiated to celebrate the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week which coincides this year with The Cameroon National Youth Week. The first day (February 04, 2016) activities was a based on interfaith dialogue, youth exchange and football exhibition by young girls as a tool for peacebuilding.

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Global Compassion

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March 1, 2016 3:56 PM

Video: Visiting the United Nations for World Interfaith Harmony Week

Shayda Sales of Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (SiVIC) CC shares her video account of a trip with other youth representatives to the UN to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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February 16, 2016 4:39 PM

Global Movement, Grassroots Work and the Sustainable Development Goals

How would real human lives and grassroots movements meet an institution such as the U.N., what bridge building could happen, how, and what were the results?

How would real human lives and grassroots movements meet an institution such as the U.N., what bridge building could happen, how, and what were the results?
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Kashi Foundation CC

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February 11, 2016 3:19 PM

Celebrating Interfaith Harmony with Charity Meal

Palki Peace CC celebrated WIHW with a meal of Hotchpotch, potato curry, chutney and sweets for the destitute irrespective of caste, creed, color or religion.

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Palki Peace Circle

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February 8, 2016 6:29 PM

The Weekly Shot: URI Youth at the United Nations

Four youth leaders gathered at the United Nations headquarters to join peacebuilders from all over the world for World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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The Weekly Shot

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February 8, 2016 3:25 PM

North America Cooperation Circles Celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week

Every year Cooperation Circles around the world celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) to promote global interfaith harmony. Keep reading to learn more about Cooperation Circle celebrations in the United States and Canada. 

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February 6, 2016 11:46 AM

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016

Satsang Research Center Cooperation Circle, along with URI Bangladesh and 40+ other groups and Dr. A Hye, Cooperation Circle Coordinator for URI Dhaka Bangladesh, has celebrated the World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016.

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February 5, 2016 6:20 PM

World Interfaith Harmony Week at the UN

This week URI Global Staff and Cooperation Circles gathered at the United Nations to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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