South African ambassador to give talk at ‘World Interfaith Harmony Week’ conference at W&M

Posted on February 6th, 2014

WILLIAMSBURG – As part of "World Interfaith Harmony Week," the South African ambassador to the U.S., H.E. Ebrahim Rasool, will give a talk at William and Mary‘s Sadler Center on Sunday.

He will speak on the topic of "How Interfaith Cooperation Helped Defeat Apartheid." 

Sponsored by numerous campus groups, including the Center for Student Diversity, International Relations Club, Office Community Engagement, and Student Assembly, the event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 10 a.m. with remarks from College President Taylor Reveley, and will conclude with a panel discussion ending at 4 p.m.

The United Nations General Assembly in 2010 started World Interfaith Harmony Week to "spread of the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill." This year marks the second time William and Mary has hosted a program via this initiative.