Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
by Robert Arrington
On February 2, 2016 at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, we had the wonderful opportunity of hosting a group from the Westchester Youth Alliance for an interfaith seminar. We celebrated World Interfaith Harmony Week, which was originally proposed by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan.
The 40+ high school students began with an interactive panel on the topic of interfaith relations. Panelists included Peter Prove, Director, International Affairs, the World Council of Churches; Deepika Singh, Director of Programs at Religions for Peace; Leslie Brier, UN Representative for Women of Reform Judaism; and Omair Paul ...
Ending the Chain of Hate:
An Interfaith Dialogue
Monday, June 8, 2015
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Church Center for the United Nations
777 UN Plaza (corner of E, 44th Ave. and 1st St.)
Rockland U.N.I.T.E. for Harmony, an interfaith group comprised of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim teens from Rockland County in New York, have been building relationships for 18 months.
Inspired by the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, the young people's goal has been to learn about one another's religious traditions and to stand firmly against ...
Observe World Interfaith Harmony Week We live in an interfaith world. This brings challenges and opportunities. Respectful Presence: An Understanding of Interfaith Prayer and Celebration from a Reformed Christian Perspective, a document commended to congregations and governing bodies of the...
by Alexander Haines
Rochelle Rawls-Shaw and I attended and participated in “United for a Culture of Peace” today in the United Nations General Assembly hall. Through this event, the UN community observed World Interfaith Harmony Week.
We had the opportunity to enjoy the musical talents of several performers, hear speakers from the UN community, and pray with representatives of all major world religious traditions. H.E. Mr. Vuk Jeremić, the current President of the United Nations General Assembly, offered opening remarks in which he asked us to “re-embrace the calls of our respective faiths” to put our “faith in the ...
by Andrew David Turner
On February 7, the 66th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations celebrated the second annual World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) with a full program of speakers and performances that underscored the significance of this year’s theme: “Common Ground for the Common Good.”
The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, began the proceedings with a keynote address that highlighted the “social and moral significance” of religion in the global society and reminded the Assembly that the United Nations itself was founded on “the quest for the common values ...
World Interfaith Harmony Week begins tomorrow - February 1.
The United Nations General Assembly designated the first week in February as World Interfaith Harmony Week. H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan proposed the creation of the week. The week provides an opportunity for people of different faiths to seek fellowship, work together, and celebrate common concerns and values.
Different communities will observe World Interfaith Harmony Week in ways that are appropriate to their situation and relationships.
Ideas to observe the week could include (but not be limited to) praying with people of all faiths for peace in the Middle East ...
Odyssey Networks is posting video clips that feature reflections by faith leaders for World Interfaith Harmony Week. Leaders of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have urged Presbyterians to participate in this week which was designated by the United Nations General Assembly.
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON THE OBSERVANCE OF WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK New York, 1-7 February 2011 The first World Interfaith Harmony Week is an opportunity to focus global attention on the efforts of religious leaders, interfaith movements and individuals around...
They arrived from Boston at around 2:00 a.m. on Friday morning and by 9:30 a.m, they made it to the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. Five students, two faculty members, and an assistant from the Program for International and...