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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 2017 (submit your event here!)

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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February 22, 2017 1:52 PM

Giving Refugee Children Their First School

All the children we met at the refugee camp had never been in school, since the older ones (4-11 years old) fled with their families about five years ago from the violence in Syria. The younger ones were born in this refugee camp.

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February 21, 2017 6:17 PM

Our Harmony Week Activities

The Executive Director and members of the Lowershire Interfaith Assembly (LSIA) of Southern Malawi in Chikwawa district are very happy to report that on Monday 6th February, 2017, we organised prayers and fellowship as an initiative in the Harmony Week activities.

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February 21, 2017 11:53 AM

Women’s Interfaith Harmony Gathering for World lnterfaith Harmony Week

Forty Israeli and Palestinian women -- Druze, Jewish, and Muslim members of the Mada CC and Women Reborn CC's -- joined the TRUST WIN CC women. We began by reflecting on the difficult times in the world and in our region with hatred, racism, and religiophobia on the rise.

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February 15, 2017 6:02 PM

Blessing for the City of Rio de Janeiro

Several traditions gathered to hold the "Blessing for the City of Rio de Janeiro", a beautiful ecumenical event that took place on January 20, 2017, in person and online.

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February 15, 2017 5:14 PM

Religious Freedom: It Is Our Fight

On January 19, 2017, the important event "Religious Freedom: it is our fight" took place in the Brazilian Press Association (ABI), in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

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February 14, 2017 2:59 PM

Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in 2017

Inter Religion Harmony Society (IRHS) Cooperation Circle organized a discussion meeting and award-giving ceremony to observe World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017.

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February 14, 2017 10:46 AM

Uganda Welcomes Refugees with Hospitality and Love

We celebrated the Interfaith Harmony Week with our brothers and sisters who are now refugees in Uganda because of the insurgency going on in their country.

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Despina Namwembe

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February 7, 2017 2:03 PM

Bringing Together Children of Different Religions

COPE Pakistan CC celebrated World Interfaith Harmony Week on 5th February, 2017 at Anwar Shaheed Colony Renala Khurd, with children from different religions, including Muslims and Christians.

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February 2, 2017 1:22 PM

University of Dhaka Campus Peace Rally

The Department of World Religions and Culture & the Center for Inter-religious and Intercultural Dialogue of the University of Dhaka, in collaboration of IARF and URI, held a Peace Rally inside the University of Dhaka campus.

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February 1, 2017 9:55 AM

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017

Stay tuned and keep checking this page for more URI WIHW 2017 celebrations, as we are adding new stories and photos every day!

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