Archive of Events

2014
Below are the list of WIHW events that took place globally for the year of 2014.

INAUGURATION OF MA'DIN INTERFAITH HARMONY PROGRAMS

Start: Saturday 18th of January 2014 12:00:14 AM
End: Saturday 18th of January 2014 12:00:17 AM
Location: Cordoba Centre, Mumbai, Mumbai, IN
Ma'din Academy, Kerala, India organize different programs in connection with World Interfaith Harmony Week 2014 in India and Malaysia. Inauguration of these events will be conducted in Cordova Centre, Mumbai on 18th January 2014 in the presence of of the representatives of various religions.

William and Mary Second Annual Interfaith Conference -- Religion: Cause of Conflict, or Source of Resolution?

Start: Sunday 2nd of February 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Sunday 2nd of February 2014 12:00:00 AM
Location: Commonwealth Auditorium, Sadler Center -- College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, US
William and Mary's second annual Interfaith conference is hosted by the college's interfaith club, i-Faith. hat The goal of the conference is to present conflicts that did not derive from religious differences but came to be described as such, and how that is a misinterpretation. A second goal of the conference is to look at religion as a means of finding a solution to these conflicts. The current confirmed speakers for this conference are: 1. H.E. Ebrahim Rasool, the South African Ambassador to the United States. 2. Cynthia Mahmood, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Notre Dame University. More details to come.

Muslims and Christians are Walking in the shade of each others.

Start: Monday 27th of January 2014 12:00:05 AM
End: Thursday 30th of January 2014 12:00:09 AM
Location: The Lampost Coffeeshop (204 Serrley Blvd, Cedar Falls), Waterloo/Cedar Falls, US
We are small group of Muslim and Christian women (around 13). We are the first grassroots interfaith community group in Waterloo/Cedar Falls Iowa who are trying to promote tolerance and harmony among ourselves and others in this small town. On January 20th: We will be sharing stories from the Islamic and Christian traditions about forgiveness where everyone will come prepared to share her favorite story/ies. We will do comparison reading from Quran and Bible. Potluck type dessert or vegetarian finger food will be served and we will try to bring food that is mentioned in Quran and Bible. This event is women only. On January 30: We will be attending an ensemble performs music and dance of opposing peoples of the Middle East with the mission of building bridges between people of various faiths and ethnic groups. We will attend this performance together at 7pm. Dema Kazkaz

Inspiring Change

Start: Saturday 18th of January 2014 12:00:10 AM
End: Saturday 1st of March 2014 12:00:01 AM
Location: Sikh Gurdawara, Blackburn, AU
We have had a series of events/workshops/dialogues over the last few weeks to Inspire Change, culminating in today's event as part of Interfaith Harmony. We have just sent a container to Pakistan filled with basics, wheelchairs, bikes, medical supplies, clothing, blankets etc. It was filled and painted by the community here under the direction and leadership of WIN Foundation. It is heading to refugees in flood effected areas in Pakistan. Through InterFaith Harmony Week, we were part of the URI and Cultural Infusion event which was to look at future direction. We ran painting days at the container throughout the week, which was based at the Blackburn Sikh Gurdawara. Bringing many faith communities together to help brothers and sisters in another country. Today's event is bringing grassroots communities together through the 3 bodies, WIN Foundation (Women's Interfaith Network Foundation), AHWFN – Australian Hazara Women’s Friendship Network and VIRWC – Victorian Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Coalition. To bring young and old together and share visions and goals for the future and also pathways we can take to get there. Together we can change the world.

Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable Breakfast

Start: Thursday 30th of January 2014 12:00:08 AM
End: Thursday 30th of January 2014 12:00:09 AM
Location: Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, Salt Lake City, US
The Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable will be hosting an invitation only breakfast in recognition of the World Interfaith Harmony week and as a commencement to Salt Lake Interfaith Month held during February. Recognition awards will be presented during the breakfast.

THE SECOND UN WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK

Start: Friday 7th of February 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Saturday 8th of February 2014 12:00:00 AM
Location: Old Town, Sarajevo, BA
THE SECOND SARAJEVO UN WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK Sarajevo, February 7th and 8th 2014 On the 20th of October, 2010, the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization declared the first week in February the UN WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK. All member states, and governmental, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental organizations, institutions and individuals are called upon to organize programmes during that week to contribute to religious plurality in the world and combat all forms of intolerance, tension and violence between the adherents of difference religious communities. For these reasons, the International Forum Bosnia's Centre for Interfaith Dialogue will organize an artistic and academic programme on the 7th and 8th of February, 2014, to mark the week. CONTENTS 1. “Musica sacra Bosnae: An Evening with the Pontanima Choir”, February the 7th 2014, in the House of the BH defense forces (Zelenih beretki 2), from 20:00 to 21:00. This concert will showcase the Pontanima Choir's longstanding tradition in interfaith musical performance. The programme for the evening has been put together by Brother Ivo Marković, the Choir's founder and leader. 2. A public discussion on “Intellectual Approaches to Interfaith Relations in the World”, on February the 8th, 2014, at the Congress hall of hotel Europe of, from 10:30 to 15:30. Throughout its length, the Bosnian drama has been inextricably involved with the politics and culture of plural societies. Over the past two centuries, the role of religion has been increasingly ignored and denied in European societies. The ideologized world-picture has largely ruled out intellectual approaches to the potential of religion as a harmonizing influence in interpersonal and inter-community relations. The need for religious plurality in all societies is even more evident today that previously and there is an urgent global need for intellectual approaches to religious plurality, particularly in areas where totalitarian interpretations of what it means to be human, what societies are, and of the world generally have been or still are dominant. Any proper vision of the world's future must assume as given the religious plurality of the world's societies. Opening remarks will be made by Mr. Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The principal speakers at the discussion will be: Asim Zubčević, Žarko Papić, Marica Petrović, Krsto Mijanović, Desmond Maurer, Brother Ivo Marković, Rusmir Mahmutćehajić, Mehmedalija Hadžić, Boris Kožemjakin, David Kamhi, Dejan Garić, Samir Beglerović and Brother Mile Babić. The discussion will be moderated by Asim Zubčević, the Chair of the International Forum Bosnia's Centre for Interfaith Dialogue. Participants will make brief introductory statements as an invitation to discuss issues related to religious plurality and taking it seriously in building a better common future. There will be four supplementary programmes: a) An exhibition on “Cultural Memory – A Disappearing Treasure: Bosnia and Herzegovina's Sacred Heritage,” on the 8th of February, 2014, in the Hotel Europe, to start at 10:15. The Commission for the Preservation of National Monuments in Bosnia and Herzegovina has organized a number of exhibitions in 2012 and 2013 under the joint rubric of “Cultural Memory – A Disappearing Treasure.” At this exhibition to mark THE SECOND SARAJEVO UN WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK, synagogues, churches, mosques, monasteries and dervish lodges from Bosnia and Herzegovina will be presented through the medium of photography and descriptions. These buildings have been declared national monuments of the highest order by the Commission. The exhibition will also present a rich selection of Bosnia and Herzegovina's portable sacred culture (manuscripts, printed works, icons, etc.). b) An exhibition on “New Works of Sacred Culture,” 8th of February, 2014, in the Hotel Europe from 10:00. The exhibition will present the most important books published in the country on the topic of sacred culture in recent years. The selection has been prepared by Izedin Šikalo, the Editor of the “Dobra knjiga” publishing house. c) An exhibition of “16 years of the Forum Bosnae Journal” The sixty three-sixyt four volume of the Forum Bosnae journal will be presented The exhibition will present the full run of volumes published to date, as well as forthcoming issues. In print volumes will be available for purchase at a discount. d)Presentation of two important books Fra Matije Divković, Nauk krstjanski and Kerima Filan, Sarajevo u 18. stoljeću: Jezik kao stvarnost, in the Hotel Europe at 12.30. Asim Zubčević President of IFB Center for Interreligious dialogue 061/913-582 Nermina Ahatović IFB Coordinator 061/564-225

QUESTION TIME - A RELIGIOUS VIEW

Start: Monday 3rd of February 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Monday 3rd of February 2014 12:00:08 AM
Location: Brahma Kumaris Global Cooperation HouseWorld Spiritual University, Pound Lane, London, United Kingdom, LONDON, GB
6 PM for 6:30-8:30, Mon., 3 February 2014 Brahma Kumaris, Global Co-operation House 65-69 Pound Lane, London NW10 2HH Broadly based on the popular BBC TV programme that has been on air for 34 years. e.g. Sunday, 12 January, Question Time asked “Do Human Rights take Precedence over Religious Rights?” Individuals coming on 3 February are asked to send questions to the organisers. Questions that meet the criteria will be sent to panellists to prioritise, and will be raised during the event. Even though a limited number of faiths can be represented on the panel, it is intended that the audience will represent such diversity and able to collaborate with panel members. FREE no reservation is required, all interested parties are welcome. Your emails on these topical issues are welcome until 28 January. Please email your question to sponsored by: International Assoc. for Religious Freedom World Congress of Faiths Brahma Kumaris World University

Central New York - World Interfaith Harmony Assembly

Start: Sunday 9th of February 2014 12:00:03 AM
End: Sunday 9th of February 2014 12:00:05 AM
Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4889 Bear Road, Liverpool, NY, Syracuse, US
The Fourth Annual World Interfaith Harmony Assembly of Central New York. Sunday, February 9, 2014. 3:00-5:00pm with reception following. Hosted this year by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 4889 Bear Road, Liverpool, NY. InterFaith Works of CNY and Women Transcending Boundaries invite you to join us as we spread the message of harmony and tolerance, by showcasing and celebrating the many faith traditions in Central New York. World Interfaith Harmony Week has been celebrated since 2010 when it was first proposed at the United Nations General Assembly by King Abdullah II of Jordan. It provides a platform for all interfaith and goodwill organizations to demonstrate their impact and necessity. The movement is strengthened by building ties among world religions, educating ourselves about each other, and helping our community appreciate the beauty and diversity of our faith traditions. This year our theme, “The Golden Rule,” exemplifies our common objective, for “Love of God and Love of the Neighbor” or “Love of the Good and Love of the Neighbor.” Fifteen groups will share this through song, poetry, storytelling, and dance. Please consider bringing a canned food donation as we kick off the Hunger Project’s SNAP Challenge. For more information contact Daryl Files at 315-449-3552, ext. 106, dfiles@interfaithworkscny.org

Stop Violence in the Name of Religion

Start: Saturday 1st of February 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Friday 7th of February 2014 12:00:00 AM
Location: Oujda-Angad, Oujda, MA
As in previous years, Youth for Peace-International in Morocco welcomes this year's World Interfaith Harmony Week 2014 We invite our members, partners, civil society organizations, faith communities, universities, youth, and other sectors to participate in this initiative. This year' theme was Stopping Violence in the Name of Religion, Violence in the name of religion still persists.and if we come back to history milions of people were killed in the name of Religion. its the first time in Morocco that a youth organisation celebrate an interfaith meeting in the church.besides this Youth for Peace-Morocco is the first and the only organisation in Morocco which celebrate the WIHW since 2011. منظمة شباب من أجل السلام و حوار الثقافات تحتفل بأسبوع الوئام العالمي بين الأديان تحت شعار جميعا للحد من العنف باسم الدين اجتمع شباب من مختلف الديانات و الثقافات بكنيسة سان لويس بمدينة وجدة شرق المملكة المغربية الشريفة للاحتفال بأسبوع الوئام العالمي بين الأديان,اختار له شعار جميعا للحد من العنف باسم الدين. شارك في هدا الاحتفال شباب من دول افريقية عربية و أوروبية,مسيحيين و يهود.في بداية الاحتفال و لأول مرة في تاريخ المغرب تم قراءة آيات بينات من سورة أل عمران,ثم قراءة نص من التوراة و نص من الإنجيل.ثم قدم الشاب زكرياء الهامل الرئيس المؤسس لمنظمة شباب من أجل السلام,سفير السلام و حقوق الإنسان بجنيف و الحائز مؤخرا على جائزة الشباب العربي المتميز في مجال حقوق الإنسان من طرف جامعة الدول العربية,نبذة عن كلمة سواء و عن مبادرة الملك عبد الله الثاني حفظه الله. اد تعتبر منظمة شباب من اجل السلام و حوار الثقافات,منظمة شبابية رائدة في مجال حوار الأديان.و أول منظمة مغربية تحتفل بأسبوع الوئام العالمي بين الأديان مند انطلاقته إلى غاية سنة 2014. هدا و قد أصدرت منظمة شباب من اجل السلام بيانا بمناسبة أسبوع الوئام العالمي بين الأديان جاء فيه انه انطلاقا مما جاء في قرار الجمعية العامة للامهم المتحدة باعتبار الحوار و التفاهم بين الأديان بعدان مهمان من ثقافة السلام و الذي دعا إلى اعتبار أسبوع الوئام العالمي بين الأديان وسيلة لتعزيز و نشر ثقافة السلام و الوئام بين جميع أبناء البشرية بغض النظر إلى دياناتهم المختلفة فان منظمة شباب من اجل السلام ترى إن أسبوع الوئام بين الأديان هو من بين الأهداف الكبرى الذي يتضمنها قانونها و ميثاقها الأساسي. و ذكر البيان بان مند تأسيس منظمة شباب من اجل السلام حوالي 10 سنوات تسعى إلى تنفيذ البرامج و الأنشطة الموجهة لتعزيز ثقافة السلام و العدل و الحوار و في مقدمة هده الجهود اعتبار منظمة شباب من اجل السلام أول منظمة مغربية تقوم بنشر أسبوع الوئام في كنائس و معابد المتواجدة في المملكة المغربية مند انطلاقة المبادرة الرائدة لجلالة الملك المعظم عبد الله الثاني .اضافة الى العديد من الندوات و المؤتمرات الدولية حول الحوار بين بين الثقافات و الاديان. و اشار البيان الى ان المنظمة عضو لجنة القيادة لمؤسسة انا ليند الاورومتوسطية للحوار بين الثقافات و عضو المحكمة الجنائية الدولية بلاهاي و ناشطة في اكثر من 50 دولة.

Abrahamic faiths: in the era of Globalization

Start: Wednesday 1st of January 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Wednesday 1st of January 2014 12:00:00 AM
Location: Modesto, Modesto, US
Please access the attached hyperlinks. With my Muslim background I have published a book and launched an educational website exploring the similarities and contrasts among three monotheistic faiths, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. My book and website are a compilation of articles written in post 9/11 era and probes directly into those religious dimensions which have been a cause of divide between the followers of these great religions and offers “religious” suggestions for conflict resolutions in the era of globalization. 1. http://www.abrahamicfaiths.net 2. http://www.amazon.com/Abrahamic-Faiths-Globalization-Mohiuddin-Waseem/dp/0615766021/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393679562&sr=8-1&keywords=mohiuddin+waseem