Inspiration for WIHW - One Song Poem

29 January 2019

Working for interfaith harmony happens every day by URI Cooperation Circles all over the world. World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW), the first week of every February, is a special time to celebrate and make real the vision of interfaith harmony for all. Enjoy these inspirations for WIHW.

Inspiration for WIHW - One Song Poem

One Song Poem

All religions
all this singing
is one song.

The differences are just
illusion and vanity.

The sun's light looks a little different
on this wall than it does on that wall,
and a lot different on this other one,
but it's still one light.

We have borrowed these clothes,
these time and place personalities
from a light, and when we praise,
we're pouring them back in.


(In gratitude to Coleman Barks for sharing the translation of One Song.)

Want more? See other quotes and sources of WIHW inspiration in the rest of this series.