Archive of Events

2013
Below are the list of WIHW events that took place globally for the year of 2013.

Gathering of Faiths

Start: Sunday 17th of February 2013 12:00:01 AM
End: Sunday 17th of February 2013 12:00:05 AM
Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, US
A celebration of South Carolina’s many faiths featuring a festive procession, music, ethnic food, dance, song, drumming, small group discussion pavilions and a stroll through the interfaith neighborhood. Bring your family and friends to this colorful temporary village made up of our many faith traditions, the culmination of S.C. Interfaith Harmony Month in January and World Interfaith Harmony Week in early February. The interfaith neighborhood includes Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Islam, Native American, Pagan, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist booths.

Global Harmony Association Project of Interfaith Harmony

Start: Friday 1st of February 2013 12:00:10 AM
End: Sunday 10th of February 2013 12:00:16 AM
Location: St. Bartholomew's Church, 325 Park Avenue, NYC, New York City, US
I am a United States participant/ leader in the Global Harmony Association's global internet publication for World Interfaith Harmony week (see below) and organizer of the New York City event (Febr. 10) which was part of that initiative. See below for details concerning the Global Internet Publication project of Global Harmony Association involving 17 countries, AND specifics about the New York City event I organized. GLOBAL INTERNET PUBLICATION for World Interfaith Harmony week (I contributed one chapter): "Peace from Harmony": www.peacefromharmony.org World Interfaith Harmony Project on the ABC of Harmony Base: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=541; GHA Program Book, The ABC of Harmony: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478; P/Web page: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253; SPECIFIC EVENT organized in relation to the GHA Initiative (copied from UN's World Interfaith Harmony Week calendar): Forum On Interspirituality-- THE COMING INTERSPIRITUAL AGE 10 Feb 2013 { 10:00-11:00 } [discussion until 16:00] Description : Based on the currently bestselling book THE COMING INTERSPIRITUAL AGE by Kurt Johnson and David Robert Ord (Namaste Publishing), recently announced by the Parliament of the World's Religions and celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week, St. Bartholomew's Church (historical "St. Bart's") will present a FORUM on The Coming Interspiritual Age, Sunday, February 10th, 10 AM, at St. Bart's in the Great Hall, Auditorium, 325 Park Avenue, New York, NY featuring Dr. Kurt Johnson. Enter the main entrance and ask for "The Forum". Location : St. Bart's Church "Forum", 325 Park Avenue New York City, NY , United Events Type: Lecture/Seminar, Name: Kurt Johnson, The Interspiritual Multiplex resource website Note: Discussion continued until 4 PM. Website: www.isdna.org GHA's contribution for World Interfaith Harmony week was the global internet publication linked above (I authored one chapter) and events in 17 countries associated with the Initiative (of which my event at New York historical "St. Bart's Church" was one [see photo in emblem]). Dr. Kurt Johnson A Vice President of GHA

فعالية أسبوع الوئام بين الأديان التي تنظمها مؤسسة آل البيت للفكر الإسلامي بالأردن

Start: Friday 1st of February 2013 12:00:10 AM
End: Wednesday 6th of February 2013 12:00:13 AM
Location: اسيوط, كدواني شارع مديرية التربية والتعليم, محافظة أسيوط‬, مصر, ِAssyut, EG
يقوم على تنظيم الفاعليةالاستاذ/عبد العزيز عبد الحافظ صالح معلم خبير اللغة العربية بالمدرسة وقد تمثل ذلك فى : اولا : اعداد نص مكتوب بتحقيق اهداف الفاعلية من البر والوئام والاحسان الى الجار ثانيا: عقد ندوات توعية للطالبات والمعلمين لمعرفة اهداف الفعالية بطريقة اجرائية. ثالثا: اعداد فعالية مصورة للتعبير عن الوئام والمحبة وعلاقات الود ووشائج الاحسان الى الجار رابعا: عمل ندوة موسعة تم دعوة الاستاذ الدكتور محمود مهنى محمود لالقاء محاضرة عن سنه الاختلاف والاب بولا نعيم صادق لالقاء محاضرة عن السلام والاستاذ الدكتور عبد العزيز تمام يوسف لالقاء محاضرة عن سماحة الاسلام مع اهل الذمه واخيرا فضلية الشيخ سيد عبد العزيز محمد للتعليق العام عن العلاقة بين ابناء مصر وكل ذلك بعد ان القى المنظم بكلمة الترحيب بالضيوف وملخص عن بحثة المقدم فى المسابقة

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Start: Monday 4th of February 2013 12:00:03 AM
End: Monday 4th of February 2013 12:00:04 AM
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Sharing Blood, Saving Lives

Start: Thursday 7th of February 2013 12:00:09 AM
End: Thursday 7th of February 2013 12:00:17 AM
Location: Western Mindanao State University, Normal Road, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines, Zamboanga City, PH
THE Blood Letting Activity This activity was great way to end the celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week 2013 in Zamboanga City. Through the collaboration of the different organizations and institions like the Western Mindanao State University and the Philippine National Red Cross the activity, through the evaluation of the organizers was a great success. It was at 9:00am when the students started to arrive in the venue and filling up forma and the preliminary check-up. With the help of the students from the College of Nursing they started the initial or the preliminary check-up like the vital signs, blood pressure and like. As time goes more and more students are signing up to donate. There was an organized system where the facilitators from the University Student Council headed by its President Mr. Jay Calumpon and the volunteers of the Philippine National Red Cross-Zamboangs heade Dr. Kelly Geronimo. The process of the donation went smoothly. The donors were also given a Certificate of Appreciation to serve as a reminder that they have been instrumental in this very meaningful activity. At the of the day there we nine four (94) successful donors and over a hundred of others who registered and showed interest to donate blood. Indeed that no matter how different we are we join together for the common good all.

Sharing Blood, Saving Lives

Start: Thursday 7th of February 2013 12:00:09 AM
End: Thursday 7th of February 2013 12:00:17 AM
Location: Western Mindanao State University, Normal Road, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines, Zamboanga City, PH
THE Blood Letting Activity This activity was great way to end the celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week 2013 in Zamboanga City. Through the collaboration of the different organizations and institions like the Western Mindanao State University and the Philippine National Red Cross the activity, through the evaluation of the organizers was a great success. It was at 9:00am when the students started to arrive in the venue and filling up forma and the preliminary check-up. With the help of the students from the College of Nursing they started the initial or the preliminary check-up like the vital signs, blood pressure and like. As time goes more and more students are signing up to donate. There was an organized system where the facilitators from the University Student Council headed by its President Mr. Jay Calumpon and the volunteers of the Philippine National Red Cross-Zamboangs heade Dr. Kelly Geronimo. The process of the donation went smoothly. The donors were also given a Certificate of Appreciation to serve as a reminder that they have been instrumental in this very meaningful activity. At the of the day there we nine four (94) successful donors and over a hundred of others who registered and showed interest to donate blood. Indeed that no matter how different we are we join together for the common good all. TO CHECK FOR THE SUPPORTING MATERIAL PLEASE CLICK TO THIS LINK http://www.mediafire.com/view/?13y9rdo4g5f449x                

Love for the Divine through Sacred Text and Song

Start: Friday 1st of February 2013 12:00:06 AM
End: Monday 11th of February 2013 12:00:08 AM
Location: First Christian Church, Oak Street, Eugene, OR, Eugene, US
Interfaith Prayer Service International provides a special occasion to pray for peace, cherish our loved ones, reflect upon the interconnectedness of all beings, and to uplift our hearts and minds in a safe environment for all. We bring together different faith communities in the spirit of harmony and growing appreciation, while nurturing confidence on the universal power of love and unity for all. February's service featured presenters from different faiths including Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Baha'i, Hindu and others. Over 150 community members gathered in First Christian Church in downtown Eugene, OR to pray for peace and celebrate the common themes of love for the divine through sacred text and song in their faith traditions. We continue to promote peace and harmony within our community by holding these services on the 11th of every month. We believe that by praying together and learning more about different faiths, we come to recognize the common threads that connect us all. *We would like to send you a video of the event, but the application does not load with the video, so please let us know if we can email it to you separately. Thank you.

Launching and Covenant Signing

Start: Thursday 31st of January 2013 12:00:14 AM
End: Thursday 31st of January 2013 12:00:19 AM
Location: Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines, Zamboanga City, PH
Launching and Signing of the Covenant This activity is a celebration of the beginning of the World Interfaith Harmony Week in Zamboanga City. It’s a symbol of unity and solidarity to inspire us to move forward to popularize the World Interfaith Harmony Week 2013 as declared by the United Nations. We also invite the prospective local political candidates and the leaders of different communities to translate interfaith into our actions, intentions and words. As the local election will be on March 2013. The candidates we prayed over by the attendees and the religious leaders we were present during the occasion like the priest, imams, and the Buddhist monk. The Prayer for the Candidates Almighty God, you have called each of us to a specific role in life. Fathers and mothers to be the leaders in the family; priests and imams and monks to be leaders in our religious practice; teachers to be leaders in the schools; and political leaders in our exercise of our duties and our expectations as citizens of our country. Almighty God, you have planted in us the seed of freedom in the exercise of our political rights. It is our belief, Almighty God, that your will is expressed when the will of the people is allowed free and unhampered expressions. We pray, Lord God that in the campaign for the upcoming election the candidates will speak the truth, that they will not attempt to exploit the circumstances of voters so as to gain advantage for themselves, that they will seek to conduct a peaceful campaign that will allow the full exercise of freedom of choice by the voters. And when the winners shall have been identified, Lord God, we pray that they will affirm their victories as your call to them to serve you and your people – serve devotedly, serve diligently and serve generously. We pray that you shower them with grace that they may serve you and your people well for the many responsibilities that will be theirs. Hewing to your love and example, nothing is impossible. AMEN The candidates and the attendees also signed a covenant. COVENANT We aspire for a world where God is the ultimate authority and is loved, respected and served; … where every person is recognized as a creature of God and deserving of respect in being one; … where the bounties of God’s creation are equitably shared; …where service to and for others is considered as a privilege and is treasured; We look at our talents and treasures as gifts from the loving God to be used in service to others and the promotion of the common good. We consider ourselves as stewards over the wealth of the earth and hold ourselves responsible for safeguarding this patrimony of future generations. We believe that our stewardship calls us to continuously strive and discern God’s will in the exercise of our duties and responsibilities. We submit ourselves to God’s wisdom in allowing different religions to prosper in our world and we will live in peace and harmony with people who follow faith traditions different from those we belong to. We pray that God gives us the strength to be true and faithful to these affirmations. The gathering was attended by almost 200 people. We were happy and inspire by the response of the attendees.

Launching and Covenant Signing

Start: Thursday 31st of January 2013 12:00:14 AM
End: Thursday 31st of January 2013 12:00:19 AM
Location: Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines, Zamboanga City, PH
Launching and Signing of the Covenant This activity is a celebration of the beginning of the World Interfaith Harmony Week in Zamboanga City. It’s a symbol of unity and solidarity to inspire us to move forward to popularize the World Interfaith Harmony Week 2013 as declared by the United Nations. We also invite the prospective local political candidates and the leaders of different communities to translate interfaith into our actions, intentions and words. As the local election will be on March 2013. The candidates we prayed over by the attendees and the religious leaders we were present during the occasion like the priest, imams, and the Buddhist monk. The Prayer for the Candidates Almighty God, you have called each of us to a specific role in life. Fathers and mothers to be the leaders in the family; priests and imams and monks to be leaders in our religious practice; teachers to be leaders in the schools; and political leaders in our exercise of our duties and our expectations as citizens of our country. Almighty God, you have planted in us the seed of freedom in the exercise of our political rights. It is our belief, Almighty God, that your will is expressed when the will of the people is allowed free and unhampered expressions. We pray, Lord God that in the campaign for the upcoming election the candidates will speak the truth, that they will not attempt to exploit the circumstances of voters so as to gain advantage for themselves, that they will seek to conduct a peaceful campaign that will allow the full exercise of freedom of choice by the voters. And when the winners shall have been identified, Lord God, we pray that they will affirm their victories as your call to them to serve you and your people – serve devotedly, serve diligently and serve generously. We pray that you shower them with grace that they may serve you and your people well for the many responsibilities that will be theirs. Hewing to your love and example, nothing is impossible. AMEN The candidates and the attendees also signed a covenant. COVENANT We aspire for a world where God is the ultimate authority and is loved, respected and served; … where every person is recognized as a creature of God and deserving of respect in being one; … where the bounties of God’s creation are equitably shared; …where service to and for others is considered as a privilege and is treasured; We look at our talents and treasures as gifts from the loving God to be used in service to others and the promotion of the common good. We consider ourselves as stewards over the wealth of the earth and hold ourselves responsible for safeguarding this patrimony of future generations. We believe that our stewardship calls us to continuously strive and discern God’s will in the exercise of our duties and responsibilities. We submit ourselves to God’s wisdom in allowing different religions to prosper in our world and we will live in peace and harmony with people who follow faith traditions different from those we belong to. We pray that God gives us the strength to be true and faithful to these affirmations. The gathering was attended by almost 200 people. We were happy and inspire by the response of the attendees. PLEASE CLICK IN THIS LINK TO FIND THE SUPPORTING MATERIALS OF THE EVENT http://www.mediafire.com/view/?o2wk2ejerczkcjw

Whole Day Gahtering with the Educators

Start: Friday 1st of February 2013 12:00:08 AM
End: Friday 1st of March 2013 12:00:16 AM
Location: Division Training Center, San Jose Road, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga City, PH
In collaboration with the Department of Education Region IX-Zamboanga. Headed by Mr. Pedro Melchor Natividad, CSEE. Teachers, Principals, and Guidance Counselors gathered in the Division Training Center. to have an seminar workshop on Interfaith Harmony. there were over 170 participants. The program stated at 8:30 AM and ended at 4:00 PM. Module on Culture of Dialogue were given and to the participants. A perception survey were also done to see how the different schools answers to the call of inter religious dialogue. The participants also signed a covenant in a big tarpaulin and this tarpaulin was posted in their Department of education building. this is the content of the Covenant COVENANT We aspire for a world where God is the ultimate authority and is loved, respected and served; … where every person is recognized as a creature of God and deserving of respect in being one; … where the bounties of God’s creation are equitably shared; …where service to and for others is considered as a privilege and is treasured; We look at our talents and treasures as gifts from the loving God to be used in service to others and the promotion of the common good. We consider ourselves as stewards over the wealth of the earth and hold ourselves responsible for safeguarding this patrimony of future generations. We believe that our stewardship calls us to continuously strive and discern God’s will in the exercise of our duties and responsibilities. We submit ourselves to God’s wisdom in allowing different religions to prosper in our world and we will live in peace and harmony with people who follow faith traditions different from those we belong to. We pray that God gives us the strength to be true and faithful to these affirmations.