World Interfaith Harmony Week

In 2010, the United Nations unanimously adopted World Interfaith Harmony Week, to be observed annually the first week of February.

World Interfaith Harmony Week provides 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.

The basis for this week-long observance is rooted in 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.

See what communities are doing around the globe to promote interfaith awareness and understanding here

How is your faith community working to embrace interfaith harmony?

Share this story!