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United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week Wednesday, 01 February 2023 Tuesday, 07 February 2023

WIHW Interfaith harmony: Implementing the transformative agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals Photo:UN Photo/Manuel Elias

World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event observed during the first week of February, after General Assembly designation in 2010. The General Assembly pointed out that mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace and established World Interfaith Harmony Week as a way to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith.

Recognizing the imperative need for dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people, the General Assembly encourages all States to spread the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world’s churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship during that week, on a voluntary basis and according to their own religious traditions or convictions.

Origin

World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW), conceived to promote a culture peace and nonviolence, was first proposed by King Abdullah II of Jordan at the United Nations in 2010. This was quickly adopted by the UN General Assembly (resolution A/RES/65/5), declaring the first week of February each year as World Interfaith Harmony week, calling on governments, institutions and civil society to observe it with various programs and initiatives that would promote the aim of the WIHW objectives.

Link to UN page

Why Religions and Cultures in Dialogue matter for achieving the UN SDGs Friday, 03 February 2023 14:00 CET Friday, 03 February 2023 17:30 CET

Vienna International Conference CentreConference at the Vienna International Center in celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week

Click here to follow the conference online via Microsoft Teams.

1st Session: 14:00 – 15:30 - Why Religions and Cultures in Dialogue matter

2nd Session: 16:00 – 17:30 - Interfaith and the United Nations SDGs

For more information, visit: http://www.weltfriede.at/WIHW2023.htm

IAPD Religion in Service to Peace, Human Dignity and Justice for all Tuesday, 07 February 2023 14:00 CET Tuesday, 07 February 2023 18:00 CET

FlyerThe Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD) in joint sponsorship with the Universal Peace Federation– Europe and Middle East, the Women’s Federation for World Peace Intl. and local partners, is pleased to invite you to a conference at the Ecumenical Centre, commemorating the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2023.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023, 14:00-17:00 CET at Hall II&III of the Ecumenical Centre at the World Council of Churches.

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Click here to register for the in-person event or Zoom broadcast.

English / French interpretation will be available on the Zoom broadcast.
IAPD Freedom of Religion, Belief and Conscience: foundation for dignity and human development Tuesday, 07 February 2023 18:00 CET Tuesday, 07 February 2023 19:30 CET

FlyerWebinar organised by UPF Italy in Italian language.

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IAPD 'Speaking Truth to Power' - World Interfaith Harmony Week Tuesday, 07 February 2023 20:00 CET Tuesday, 07 February 2023 21:15 CET

Flyer'Speaking Truth to Power' - World Interfaith Harmony Week 
8 pm - 9.15 pm (CET) Tuesday, February 7th, 2023. 
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You are welcome to join us from the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86462514412
Organised by Dr David and Patricia Earle - Coordinators of the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development - UK 
Including: 

  • Harriet Crabtree OBE Exec Director of the Interfaith Network UK
  • Sheikh Nuru Mohammed Co-Chair of Citizens UK in Birmingham
  • Paul Gutteridge Honorary Fellow at the Edward Cadbury Centre, Birmingham University
  • Dr. Mike Balcomb FFWPU Europe and the Middle East President
  • Dr. Lakshmi Vyas President of the Hindu Forum of Europe

There will be responses from some political figures.

IAAP With Rising China-US Tensions, Is There Chance for Dialogue with the DPRK Tuesday, 21 February 2023 Tuesday, 21 February 2023

Webinar organised by UPF United Kingdom with Mr. Keith Bennett, consultant specialising in Korean and Chinese affairs with a long term, close relationship with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Save the date. More details to come.

Category Image Viewing the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) from Within Thursday, 23 February 2023 16:00 CET Thursday, 23 February 2023 17:30 CET

FlyerWebinar organised by UPF Canada:

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Panelists:

  • Mr. Jacques Marion, Co-Chair UPF Europe & Middle East
  • Dr. Franco Famularo, President, UPF Canada
  • Mr. Robert Duffy, Secretary-General, UPF Canada
  • Mr. Felix Abt, Business affairs specialist on North Korea and Vietnam
  • Mr. Étienne Daoust, University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM)

L'interprétation sera disponible en français

Clicuez ici pour le flyer en français.

UPF logo World Summit 2023 Tuesday, 02 May 2023 Saturday, 06 May 2023

The World Summit 2023 will take place in South Korea.

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