February 2–8 2015 (First week of February):
Link to the “General Assembly of the United Nations”
Resolution A/RES/64/81 Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation for peace
Link to the UN link for the 2014 event
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‘Love of God, and Love of the Neighbour’ or
‘Love of the Good, and Love of the Neighbour’
This motto includes all people of goodwill, those belonging to a religion and those that do not.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week is based on the pioneering work of The Common Word initiative. This initiative, which started in 2007, called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common fundamental religious Commandments; Love of God, and Love of the Neighbour, without nevertheless compromising any of their own religious tenets. The Two commandments are at the heart of the three Monotheistic religions and therefore provide the most solid theological ground possible.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week extends the Two Commandments by adding ‘Love of the Good, and Love of the Neighbour’. This formula includes all people of goodwill. It includes those of other faiths, and those with no faith.
The World Interfaith Harmony Weekprovides a platform—one week in a year—when all interfaith groups and other groups of goodwill can show the world what a powerful movement they are. The thousands of events organized by these groups often go unnoticed not only by the general public, but also by other groups themselves. This week will allow for these groups to become aware of each other and strengthen the movement by building ties and avoiding duplicating each others’ efforts.
Starting in 2014, H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan is the official sponsor of the World Interfaith Harmony Week prizes
EU External Action follows
UN resolution The World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) as it is called recognizes the first week of February of every year as a time when people of all faiths and those of no faith work together to promote and celebrate religious undestanding and cooperation.
H.M. King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize aims to:
Recognize and award events or texts that are judged to have been most successful in promoting interfaith harmony and impacting religious understanding.
The Prize is held by Jordan’s Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, and is sponsored by King Abdullah II of Jordan. The best 3 events, judged based on their efforts, their cohesion with the UN Resolution behing WIHW, and their respect towards different faiths, will receive prizes in order to further support their work.
We were recognized for our effort last first week of February in the celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/wihw-prize-announcement-2014/ …
RT @faithsactindia: This #Interfaith Harmony Week, explore these moving faith stories from people around the world http://www.tonyblairfaithfoundation.org/faith-stories
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