Awqaf ministry marks World Interfaith Harmony Week

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Petra | Feb 03,2012 | 23:24

AMMAN β€” The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs on Thursday held a celebration to mark World Interfaith Harmony Week, observed annually during the first week of February.

During the ceremony, held at the King Abdullah I Mosque, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Abdul Salam Abbadi said Jordan sets an example of moderation and tolerance, noting that Islam calls for harmony, coexistence and justice.

In September 2010, His Majesty King Abdullah proposed the launch of the World Interfaith Harmony Week at the UN General Assembly, which adopted the initiative in October that year.