Interfaith Activity

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Youths are exposed to a intercultural traditions and religious practices making them aware of the role of spirituality, or religion in our society and particularly in creating the Filipino identity and intercultural competence.

Love of the Good and Love of Neighbor: Celebrating UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

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Several women in Muslim garb. Hare Krishna, with their musical instruments. Catholic priests. Young teachers. Students… One of the directors of the Peacemakers Circle is Indian; another, a teacher who belongs to an indigenous tribe from the North. From Japan came the directors of Shumei Philippines, a Shinto inspired organization promoting natural agriculture. The group represented different faith traditions practiced in the Philippines— Buddhist, Hindu, Catholic, Muslim, Baha’i—and even from a non- denominational spiritual group, The Community for the Message of Silo. Together they shared a simple yet heartfelt afternoon, sharing with each other their chants and prayers, their faiths’ beliefs and insights, on the theme of Loving God, Loving One’s Neighbor.

Flag Raising Ceremony of the Province of Sultan Kudarat, Philippines and Interfaith Forum (5505)

In Philippines by Archbp Elias T. Soria

During the Monday Flag Raising Ceremony of the province of Sultan Kudarat includes the Watery of Life Ceremony to be done by the Religious Leaders of Christianity, Islam and Indigenous and the Local Government of the Province of Sultan Kudarat to followed by the Reading of the United Nations Resolution proclaiming the First Week of February every year as the World Interfaith Harmony Week. This will be followed by an Interfaith Forum entitled \\\"Addressing the Critical Challenges of our Time: The Role of Religion and Faith Based Organization. Christianity and Islam will present papers and the Indigenous communities will present ethnic dance.

“The Interfaith Health Professionals”

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• To allow participants to have a glimpse into how doctorsand other health professionals care for all and establish strongties with nursing students.• To promote West Metro Medical Center as a medicalinstitution for all faiths.

Sharing the Gift of Hop

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A Testimonial Gathering of fully recovered victims andstrugglers to :– celebrate transformation– inspire and share the gift of unending hope– empower one’s coping ability to transform and beproductive members of society

Harmony Award Initiative

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The Harmony Award is given to Muslim and Christian families chosen among those families who are example of dialogue and peace in the community. An Award in a form of a small project is also given for a project in the community.

Speech Chorale

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Develop the skills and knowledge of the participants in the field of composition creativity and artistic ideas and movements in the spirit of the WIHW.

Poster Making Contest

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Widen the imagination and creativity of the participantsin the spirit of the WIHW.• Help the participants develop skills in color harmony.

Reflection Session

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To popularize the good stories of co-existence amidst diversity ofZamboanga City.To appreciate the harmonious relationship of heterogeneity of coexistence.

Connecting Dots of Harmony

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The activity will provide opportunity for the religious leaders of different religions to journey/immerse in the community where there are significant stories of coexistence and diversity. Likewise provide them an avenue to share their experiences, learning and realization towards strengthening the common good between Muslims and Non- Muslims.

Youth Leaders’ ASHURA SHARING

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Sharing of joy with the neighboring schools, friends and the people who through the Ashura activity promote unity in diversity, solidarity and living in harmony.

Harmony Youth Day

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This activity aims to create avenue for the young people of diverse cultures and religions to come together to experience and establish good relationships. This is a big gathering of students coming from different schools, colleges and universities.

Sharing the “Gift of Life”

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To help babies and adults save lives, helping to overcomecultural and religious barriers. Physical and cultural sensitivities a r e c o n s i d e r e d a n d r e s p e c t e d .

FROM SOIL TO SOUL

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• Demonstrate to teachers and parents the mechanisms on natural farming and holistic care. • Sustain interest in natural farming and holistic care.

Barangay Conversation “Building Friendship”

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• Initiative for selected Barangay identified as possibleHARMONY Zones.·• A sharing between the participants of the selectedBarangay with the members of the Inter Faith Council ofLeaders (IFCL)• A creative effort to bring the spirit of “HARMONY andPeace” among the grassroots.

Week-long Celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018-Philippines (1270)

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We the partners of Zamboanga are involve in the celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018, leaded by the Silsilah Dialogue Movement and Fr. Sebastiano D’Ambra, PIME as a convener. We are happy to inform you that we already decided the program of the special week with the theme: “Celebrating the transforming powers of the Love of God and the Love of Neighbor for the common good.” We are also happy to inform you that we are doing our best as Silsilah Dialogue Movement to spread this celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week in many cities starting from Mindanao and other cities including Manila. Thanks to the presence of the different Silsilah Forum on the national level. In this connection we are planning by May to gather key persons of each partner in the national level in Zamboanga for some sharing and evaluation on the activity and planning of next year. Thank you for your commitment to spread …

Week-long Celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018-Philippines (1750)

In Philippines by Sebastiano DAmbra

We the partners of Zamboanga are involve in the celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018, leaded by the Silsilah Dialogue Movement and Fr. Sebastiano D’Ambra, PIME as a convener. We are happy to inform you that we already decided the program of the special week with the theme: “Celebrating the transforming powers of the Love of God and the Love of Neighbor for the common good.” We are also happy to inform you that we are doing our best as Silsilah Dialogue Movement to spread this celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week in many cities starting from Mindanao and other cities including Manila. Thanks to the presence of the different Silsilah Forum on the national level. In this connection we are planning by May to gather key persons of each partner in the national level in Zamboanga for some sharing and evaluation on the activity and planning of next year. Thank you for your commitment to spread …

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018

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The World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2018 celebration (February 1-7) reminds us of its theme: “Celebrating the transforming power of the Love of God and the Love of Neighbor for the common good.” May we be united in this common mission of harmony, solidarity and peace. 🙂 for more information, visit our website www.harmonylink.info 🙂

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018

In Philippines by zeinab

The World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2018 celebration (February 1-7) reminds us of its theme: “Celebrating the transforming power of the Love of God and the Love of Neighbor for the common good.” May we be united in this common mission of harmony, solidarity and peace. 🙂 for more information, visit our website www.harmonylink.info 🙂

World Interfaith Harmony Week

In Philippines by zeinab

The World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2018 celebration (February 1-7) reminds us of its theme: “Celebrating the transforming power of the Love of God and the Love of Neighbor for the common good.” May we be united in this common mission of harmony, solidarity and peace. 🙂 for more information, visit our website www.harmonylink.info 🙂

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018

In Philippines by zeinab

The World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2018 celebration (February 1-7) reminds us of its theme: “Celebrating the transforming power of the Love of God and the Love of Neighbor for the common good.” May we be united in this common mission of harmony, solidarity and peace. 🙂 for more information, visit our website www.harmonylink.info 🙂

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018

In Philippines by zeinab

The World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2018 celebration (February 1-7) reminds us of its theme: “Celebrating the transforming power of the Love of God and the Love of Neighbor for the common good.” May we be united in this common mission of harmony, solidarity and peace. 🙂 for more information, visit our website www.harmonylink.info 🙂

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018

In Philippines by zeinab

The World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2018 celebration (February 1-7) reminds us of its theme: “Celebrating the transforming power of the Love of God and the Love of Neighbor for the common good.” May we be united in this common mission of harmony, solidarity and peace. 🙂 for more information, visit our website www.harmonylink.info 🙂

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018

In Philippines by zeinab

The World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2018 celebration (February 1-7) reminds us of its theme: “Celebrating the transforming power of the Love of God and the Love of Neighbor for the common good.” May we be united in this common mission of harmony, solidarity and peace. 🙂 for more information, visit our website www.harmonylink.info 🙂

Gathering in Harmony for Love of God and Neighbor (Puerto National High School joins the World Interfaith Harmony Week Celebration) (950)

In Philippines by Ivy-Ann Ruaya Sumagang

ACTIVITIES The call for peace has always been the outcry of the world, our motherland, and especially our island Mindanao. Hence, it is good to look back that last November 2017, Puerto National High School has joined the celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace 2017 which was incorporated with the school’s English month celebration. The celebration was pushed through in partnership with Mindanao-Sulu Pastoral Conference – Youth Secretariate (MSPC – YS) through the social advocacy campaign KAMI NAMAN which aims to spread awareness about human trafficking. KAMI NAMAN was one of the chosen shortlisted participants for the Digital Youth Summit organized by Mano Amiga Pilipinas and Facebook that aims to mold and train young leaders for responsible use of online spaces. The summit was attended by Ivy-Ann R. Sumagang, KAMI NAMAN representative, as official business approved by the Department of Education Regional Director. By such event, Puerto National High School became the immediate community where Ms. Sumagang will go …

INTERFAITH IS A LIFESTYLE, RELATIONSHIP MATTERS. (7485)

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SALAM ALAIKUM WA RAMATULLAHI WA BARAKATUH WESCOSY Community, Inc. is an Interfaith Community Development based Non Government Organization advocating WE-Women Empowerment, SC-Senior Citizen and OSY- Out of School Youth. We believed that Interfaith Harmony Week is not only celebrated every year instead we consider it as a LIFESTYLE. Because interfaith relationship, is like breath, it's your lifeline, without it, you're gone. So, since the start of our NGO we believe that having interaction with people regardless of their age, religion, gender, culture and nation is one of the way to develop a kind of commonality that each and every one treat's each other compassionately with wisdom. We believed that relationship matters because it connects life to consciousness, which unites the each and every one of us. We believe that Interfaith relationship, matters most. Understanding each other compassionately with wisdom, can lead to a harmonious relationship with the people. We would like to present that understanding other religion, beliefs and values …

Inauguration of House of Nations Link to Harmony Chain Initiative

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The Harmony Chain Initiative is already spread in many countries promoting the Harmony Prayer as a universal prayer. A visible sign of this initiative is a new House of Nations for the Harmony Chain Initiative in Harmony Village that will be inaugurated this year on the occasion of the WIHW.

Neighbors in Harmony

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For this day’s activity, one of the events was the community visit to Southcom Village where Christian and Muslim family live in one area together. Ms. Michelle Mangrubang, the formation organizer for the activity that day reached out families that have illnesses and underlying conditions. She teamed up with some of her friends who go to Acupuncture sessions at Harmony Village and made up a simple gathering with the families to share some amazing stories and the wonders of acupuncture. They also shared the significance of World Interfaith Harmony Week The families also made queries to the speaker in which results were satisfactory. In the end of the activity they were enlightened and interested to extend the knowledge to the other neighboring friends to attend to an acupuncture sessions.

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017-Zamboanga City, Philippines (810)

In Philippines by Fr. Sebastiano DAmbra PIME - UNI-HP-Z Convenor

We have consolidated the United Nations Harmony Partners here in Zamboanga, thanks to our linkages in the different parts of the Philippines. Silsilah has pushed with local friends and politicians. On the national level the Republic Act No. 10525 during the time of President. “An Act declaring the First Week of February of every year as World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) in the entire country and mandating its observance by the different Government Agencies.” This year, we have done a lot of activities and we have been able to involve many other partners in Zamboanga City using the theme: CELEBRATING LIFE IN THE SPIRIT OF MERCY AND COMPASSION. This theme was adopted by many groups in the Philippines connected with Silsilah Dialogue Movement. Silsilah is the Convener and the Secretariat of the United Nations Harmony Partners – Zamboanga, and the same time the convener of many other groups in the Philippines which celebrate the World Interfaith Harmony Week. FEBRUARY 01, …

Interfaith Prayers

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To observe World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2017 we have invited pastors, ministers or priests from different religious sect in Kidapawan City to offer a prayer for MKWD and our water sources during convocation program.

World Interfaith Harmony Week Youth Forum (1279)

In Philippines by Erique Mendoza

Soka Gakkai International-Republic of the Philippines (SGI-RP) – Southern Mndanao, is a Lay Buddhist Organization, has established its HIG SCHOOL & STUDENT DIVISION whose members consist of young men and women attending school at High School and at the college or university level respectively. The goal of this group is for each student to develop a solid foundation in faith toward winning in their studies and achieving their dreams. In line with this, SGI’s Student Division members also aims to be a source of inspiration for other students regardless of their belief system by way of contributing value creation activities such as community services, academic excellence, sportsmanship, camaraderie, arts, and peace movements. This coming February 1-7, 2016, As an active memberr of the Davao Peace Council, Spear headed by SGI , together with Global Impact, YMCA, Brahma Kumaris, Al Qalam, 10th ID CMO Phil. Army, and Sororptomist, will be commemorating the UN’s World Interfaith Harmony Week, we would be honored …

Harmony Youth Day

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This activity aims to create an avenue for the young people of diverse cultures and religions to come together to experience and establish good relationships and to strengthen the common good between Muslims, Christians and people of other living faiths. “The Love of God and Love of One’s Neighbor” is a ground of understanding for all, engaging the youth in creating a more peaceful world. At the same time this is also a gathering of student leaders coming from different schools, colleges and universities.

Flag Ceremony of various agencies and offices commemorating WIHW

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To give attention to the celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2017 and to inform the public on the message of “Love of God and Love of Neighbor and the Love of the Common Good” we propose to all sectors of our society to give special attention to this event on February 06, 2017 (Monday).

Harmonizing Communities through: World Interfaith Harmony Prayers and Messages at the Eucharistic Celebration and Services in different Christian Communities

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To spread the spirit of the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) especially on Sunday inviting those present to Christian Celebrations to internalize the spirit of the WIHW. The Commission on Interreligious Dialogue of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga (CIRD –AZ) prepared guidelines and reflections for the Catholics. Other Christian denominations will also spread the spirit of the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) in their communities

Youth in Action: Service for others.

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This is a time of sharing goodness and giving simple food to the patients at a specific ward. In this way we can promote care and solidarity to the patients in the hospital.

Silsilah School of Holistic Care

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Closing celebration of the Five-Week Silsilah School of Holistic Care. During this closing activity, the invited guests share experiences and messages to highlight the importance of this school in relation to the WIHW celebration.

World Interfaith Harmony Week: An Atmosphere to Dialogue (5222)

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In the celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week on February 1-7, 2017, we are inviting you to participate in the opening program on February 1, 2017, from 1:30-6:00 in the afternoon at the Finster Auditorium, 7/F Finster Hall, Ateneo de Davao University. World Interfaith Harmony Week: An Atmosphere to Dialogue brings oneness and harmony among peoples of different cultures and faith traditions. The panel of representatives from Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Shikh/Hinduism will share their message and reflection about the theme “Celebrating Harmony in the spirit of Mercy and Compassion”. We hope that this celebration shall not only be limited to our sharing of a few hours of listening to each other but that this could inspire greater commitment to promote harmony and peace in Asia and beyond. This is organized by the Ateneo de Davao University, Silsilah Forum Davao and the Office of the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao City, Philippines.

Forum on Climate Change

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On February 6, there was a Forum on Climate Change held at Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro city. There were 3 speakers invited: a Lumad, Muslim and Christian and each one of them shared the perspective of their respective faiths on the pressing issue these days which is on Climate Change and this affects everybody on earth. After the three speakers, there was a workshop for the 200 participants on their action plan to address the issue on Climate Change. Representatives from each group shared their simple yet doable action plans. The forum ends with the singing of the Harmony Prayer.

Prayers for: Mercy for the Poor

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On February 3, 2016, there was an Ecumenical Prayer hosted by the United Church of Christ in the Philippines and there were different prayers delivered by representatives from the Catholics, Evangelicals, UCCP, and Iglesia Filipina Independiente with the following prayers for: Mercy for the Poor, the 2016 Philippine Presidential Elections, reconciliation and restoration, and just-peace for God’s Creation. The ecumenical prayer ended with the lighting of the candle of peace and a solidarity message delivered by a Muslim representative.

Love, Mercy & Compassion as Wellsprings of Peace and Hope: A Festival of Harmony

In Philippines by Haidi F. Fajardo

A Festival of Harmony was the culminating activity of the weeklong celebration of the 2016 World Interfaith Harmony Week. The program highlighted the mutual cooperation between the government and the religious sector in promoting religious freedom, dialogue and peace. Leaders of faith based organizations, members of the diplomatic corps and key government gathered to highlight the harmony of all religions which was best presented through the sharing of aspirations of peace stories by 4 children from different faiths. It also brought together representatives from the foreign communities living the Philippines to foster friendship and mutual cooperation. A highlight of the evening was the presentations and musical performances by various children’s groups expressing their aspirations of mercy, hope and peace.

2016 Youth Peace Camp

In Philippines by Haidi F. Fajardo

Parokya ng Ina ng Laging Saklolo, UniHarmony Partners and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. Young single adult (aged 18-25 years old) Catholics, Muslims, Buddhists and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints learned to understand, appreciate and respect each faith’s uniqueness and shared attributes, and established good rapport with each other for peace-building and future partnerships

An Interfaith Solidarity Walk

In Philippines by Haidi F. Fajardo

Muslims, Christians, and other faith groups marched to the places of worship in the Quiapo area to express solidarity and harmony among religions. Participants visited both the house of worships of the Catholics and Muslims.

Love, Mercy and Compassion for the Law Enforcers Symposium

In Philippines by Haidi F. Fajardo

In this symposium, police personnel from the Philippine National Police conversed with multi-religious leaders on the values of love, mercy and compassion, and how it can be integrated in their daily routines of maintaining peace and order in the society.

The Gift of Womanhood

In Philippines by Haidi F. Fajardo

A forum celebrating the gift of womanhood among members of different faith groups and where the promotion of unity, harmony and peaceful dialogue can help uplift and build up society

People for Peace

In Philippines by Haidi F. Fajardo

Peacemakers’ Circle An evening of reflections and sharing on peace as people from different faiths shared inspirational experiences on building bridges of friendship with people of other faiths.

A Round Table Discussion on Climate Change

In Philippines by Haidi F. Fajardo

Representatives from different faiths and religious organizations discussed the consequences of climate change. Speakers reported on COP 21 and the technical aspect of climate change. A roundtable discussion followed as participating faiths and religious organizations identified ways to reduce climate change which can be implemented in their specific lay communities and barangays (villages).

World Hijab Day (Symposium)

In Philippines by Haidi F. Fajardo

People of other faiths and the general public were invited to an experience of wearing the hijab. A video featuring a social media experiment showing how the public perceives a person wearing a hijab was shown. The event was attended by members of the academe and non-government organizations.

Breakfast Dialogue Meeting with Cardinal Tagle

In Philippines by Haidi F. Fajardo

The breakfast dialogue gathering of religious leaders, key government officials and the Diplomatic Corps hosted by his Eminence, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, the Archbishop of Metro Manila, commenced the weeklong interfaith harmony celebration. At this meeting, Cardinal Tagle delivered his keynote address on the significance of the World Interfaith Harmony Week celebration.

Celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week

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For the celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week, this group engaged the administrators of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Logistics Command Elementary School and invited them to join and participate in the said celebration.

prayer and message of WIHW

In Philippines by Fr. Sebastiano DAmbra PIME

There will be a prayer and message of WIHW during the Eucharistic celebration, a special service at the Home for the Aged at 9am at the Talon-talon followed by the culminating activity at the celebrity hall of Astoria Hotel.

World Interfaith Harmony Week Presentation

In Philippines by Fr. Sebastiano DAmbra PIME

Presentation of WIHW and its message to Muslim Communities and Education-Formation for Zamboanga City Jail Male Inmates: A Foster and Slogan Making Contest at the City Jail.

“Plan, care and Share".

In Philippines by Fr. Sebastiano DAmbra PIME

Gathering of Barangay Officials to strengthen Intercultural Link and Launching of the new program “Plan, care and Share".

"Youth Leaders Promoting Peace and Harmony through Social Media".

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Young Zamboangeños y Zamboangeñas gather at the Ateneo BC Lecture Hall for the Zamboanga Youth Leaders' Conference, with the theme "Youth Leaders Promoting Peace and Harmony through Social Media". This event, organized by the Ateneo Peace Institute, Archdiocese of Zamboanga-Archdiocesan Youth Apostolate, and the Silsilah Youth Program, marks the second day of the ‪WIHW.

AGAPE(ace): Love & Peace Feast

In Philippines by Bobby Ray Atmosfera

The idea of my project is for my students to approach someone they have never met before and ask if they can take their picture, and talk to them a bit to get some kind of background or story. They shall upload the photos (with captions) to the Facebook page I created (PISAY CARunungan) and on their personal page(s). They shall also exhibit printed copies of the photographs in our school and hopefully to a local museum as well.

Interfaith Prayer and Harmony Meal

In Philippines by Nor Asiah Madale Adilao

The Theology Department in coordination with Silsilah Forum Davao (SFD. This celebration reaffirms that mutual understanding and inter-religious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace. This activity hopes to gather representatives from various religious traditions living in Davao City for an inter-faith prayer, cultural presentation and harmony meal. Further, we hope to invite also representatives from various sectors such as the local government, military, schools and non government agencies.

Interfaith Forum on Harmony

In Philippines by Nor Asiah Madale Adilao

Two speakers will present a short talk on Harmony in Christianity and Harmony in Islam respectively. This will be followed by an Open Forum.

Keychains for All

In Philippines by Dr. Anna Marcelita C. Shakil

Salam Alaikum To All, First of all we will be with our foreign classmates from Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Timor Leste and we filipinos in Master's in Social Services and Development .I believed that by way of introducing the art of making keychains will open up feelings of unity in each other. I used Keychains making developing arts in self and unity in hearts, no religion involved. Secondly, will go early morning of Sunday (January 31, 2016) in Olongapo where so much people of different faith are visiting the place. Making friends to them through our Keychains selling and teachings will envelope them with curiousity and harmonious relationships. After which will move to another place as i will take pics of each places will work with. Third, we move to Baguio, where so much people of different faith. By just meeting them with our tools in Free Keychain making and selling at the same time will make it possible for …

Solidarity Prayer and Forum on Climate Change

In Philippines by Amina T. Mambuay

On February 3 at 6pm, an Ecumenical prayer for the Christians will take place to be hosted by the United Church of Christ in the Philippines and the Muslims will join the prayer as observers and to share a message of solidarity and forgiveness. On February 5 at 11:30am, the Christians will visit the Masjid during the Congregational Friday prayer of the Muslims and they will listen to the Friday Khutba and also they will share a message of solidarity and forgiveness. On February 6 at 9am, there will be a Forum on Climate Change from 3 perspectives: Muslim, Christian, and Lumad

Interfaith Harmony Links Meeting

In Philippines by Nor Asiah Madale Adilao

The objective of the meeting is to discuss and plan possible activities and programs to celebrate the Harmony Week in Davao City, Philippines.

Creating Peace & Hope through the Three Acts of Goodness.

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To celebrate the 2016 World Interfaith Harmony Week, Fo Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple, together with the Buddha’s Light International Association, is holding a digital poster-making contest with the theme: Creating Peace & Hope through the Three Acts of Goodness. Using posters is an effective way to present a concept or an idea especially abstract ones such as the aspiration to have a more peaceful society. As a medium that combines both visual and textual elements, posters can stimulate the minds and touch the hearts of people and inspire them to take positive action. Through this competition, we hope that participants will be able to express their own unique ideas on how to promote harmony and understanding among people through their original digital creations. The contest is open to the public. Entries must be digital in form (created using a computer, no need to print entries) and A3 in size. Interested parties should register online at www.mabuhaytemple.com/events/peaceandhope and submit their entries …

MUSLIM YOUTH LEADERS’ CONFLUENCE FOR HARMONY (2439)

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On October 20, 2010, the United Nations (UN) Assembly accepted the proposal of H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan to celebrate the first week of February of every year as the celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW). This is to recognize the importance of dialogue in the pluralistic context of our world today. This is also an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of different cultures, traditions and religions to the work of peace. The UN encourages “all States to support, on a voluntary basis, the spread of the interfaith harmony and goodwill.” This celebration is the fruit of the initiative of 138 Muslim Scholars who wrote the letter entitled: “A Common Word between Us and You is love of God and love of one’s neighbor.” Responding to the UN Resolution, the Bishops-Ulama Conference (BUC) in partnership with the Silsilah Forum Davao (SFD) and the Young Moro Professionals’ Network (YMPN) will organize the 1st Muslim Youth Confluence for Harmony …