www.opposingviews.com : Karen Fish
Bravo! Yesterday October 20, 2010, 10/20/10 the United Nations created World Interfaith Harmony Week to be held each year in the first week of February.
If your lawn has weeds and you mow your lawn, the weeds will always come back. Unless you get down on your knees with your $2 weeder and pull out the roots of the weeds, the weeds will always return. Yesterday the United Nations took a huge step towards everlasting world peace.
The world today is wracked by economic collapse. What is the root of this economic collapse? Lets say that a household earns $100 per month. If the father goes out and spends $150 per month on guns to protect his family, there is no money left for food and the entire family starves to death. If you eliminate war and violence and crime then each family can spend their $100 on food, clothing and shelter.
The United Nations Annual World Interfaith Harmony Week goes a long way towards ending religious war, violence and crime, and therefore towards restoring the world’s economy. It means that people will be able to live in safety and peace and have food to eat.
There is a saying, "It is time to stop worrying and do something about it." World Interfaith Harmony Week is the idea of Jordan’s King Abdullah and Jordan’s Prince Ghazi. A few years ago Jordan’s Prince Ghazi wrote a letter called "A Common Word Between You and Us Love." This letter was signed by over 100 Muslim Scholars and political and religious leaders and sent to the leaders of the other religions. Prince Ghazi also created a website called "A Common Word Love" <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.acommonword.com/" target="_blank">http://www.acommonword.com</a>
‘A Common Word Love’ was greeted enthusiastically by the leaders of Christianity and the other religions. ‘A Common Word Love’ has spawned numerous interfaith meetings around the world led by Pope Benedict, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Saudi King Abdullah, Jordan’s King Abdullah and Prince Ghazi. In September Jordan’s King Abdullah spoke to the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly and proposed ‘World Interfaith Harmony Week.’
In his speech, Jordan’s King Abdullah said, "Humanity everywhere is bound together, not only by mutual interests, but by shared commandments to love God and neighbour… What we are proposing is a special week during which the world’s people, in their own places of worship could express the teachings of their own faith about tolerance, respect for the other and peace. I hope this resolution will have your support."
God of Mount Sinai is also known as God the Father, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, Allah, Yehovah, Elohim and Adonai. 3,200 years ago today, on Mount Sinai, according to Islam, Christianity and Judaism, God of Mount Sinai carved the 10 Commandments of these three religions in stone himself, including, accurately translated from the Hebrew, ‘Don’t Murder.’ (Exodus 20.) Exodus is Book 2 of the Holy Scripture of each of the three religions of God of Mount Sinai. Now on 10/20/2010 the world has begun to come together.
Yesterday 10/20/10 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution of Jordan’s King Abdullah and Prince Ghazi and proclaimed the first week of February of every year "World Interfaith Harmony Week" among all faiths and beliefs. Bravo!