Archive of Events

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

Public Symposium

Start: Thursday 6th of February 2014 12:00:08 AM
End: Thursday 6th of February 2014 12:00:18 AM
Location: South Korean University Buildings Film Set, Pyongyang, North Korea, Kwangju, KR
It will be recalled that our previous WIHW activities centered around principally bilateral discourses/dialogues, i.e., Islam vis-a-vis Buddhism and Christianity separately. What the 6 February 2014 event will demonstrate would be an interfaith harmony on an expanded format involving international religions as well as ethnical religions of Korea - the very first attempt at a public participation with multilateral bent. It will also feature a musical program (a sort of interfaith chorus) in which participating religions would take part, a new concept of entertainment and peace on interfaith level.

2014 Better Understanding for a Better World (BUBW) Conference

Start: Wednesday 5th of February 2014 12:00:09 AM
End: Sunday 9th of February 2014 12:00:09 AM
Location: The Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, US
The Better Understanding for a Better World (BUBW) is a foundational program for the Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (CECF). CECF is offering its 19th annual youth leadership and interfaith conference in Orlando, FL to American high school students and international exchange students from 40 countries studying here under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State’s exchange programs. The five-day conference focuses on showing the beauty of religious and cultural diversity when viewed in the right, harmonious way. Through openness and understanding, students learn that our differences could provide a source of prosperity rather than a source of conflict. Students participate in experiential programs and concentrate on developing cultural sensitivity and leadership skills that will benefit them as they return to their home countries and communities. These two YouTube videos are samples of what the students are making by themselves after attending the BUBW Conference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpgYX_G1NH0 ( BUBW Orlando - 2013 ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4dTeFbRElg ( BUBW - San Diego - 2012 )

A Week of Interspiritual and Eco-spirituality Meetings in New York City

Start: Monday 3rd of February 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Saturday 8th of February 2014 12:00:00 AM
Location: One Spirit Seminary, Sukyo Center & Reciprocity Foundation, New York City, US
International leaders of the “Interspiritual Movement” (www.interspirituality.com) meet in New York City for six days of meetings (2/ 3- 8) on (1) the future of the Interspiritual movement www.thecominginterspiritualage.com), (2) establishment of the international Association for interspirituality mandated by The Dawn of Interspirituality Conference (http://www.satyana-conferences.org/photos-from-dawn-of-interspirituality-conference-2/), (3) development of Eco-Ministry and Eco-chaplaincy with www.ouni.org to be completed at their March 7-9 Big I Conference (www.bigiconference.org) meeting, and (4) discussion of the relationship and synergy of the interspiritual movement with the UN-NGO Community. For schedule email [email protected]

Peace without……. Prejudice

Start: Wednesday 1st of January 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Wednesday 15th of January 2014 12:00:00 AM
Location: Gamal Farghaly Secondary School for Boys, Assuit, EG
سلام بلا ……تحيزpeace without……. Prejudice السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاتة ســــلام.....بلا تحيز . بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم شاركنا العام الماضي 2013 برسالة عنوانها"عالم بلا رموز",وهانحن اليوم من مدرستنا بأحدى المحافظات بجنوب مصر وهى محافظة أسيوط . ندعوكم . .أن نتبع السلام فهى رسالة السماء على الأرض ..ندعوكم للمحبة والتسامح والإخاء فنحن أمة واحدة ..منبع واحد ومنبت واحد..رافعة راية الإيمان بقلوب خاشعة إلى خالقها. ومن هنا لكي نقوم بتوصيل رسالتنا قمنا بعمل إحتفالية في نهاية خدمة أحد المدرسين (مسيحي) وقد قمنا بدعوة العديد من الزملاء من طوائف شتى وكان شرطنا آلا نحمل رمز او إشارة تدل على إختلاف أو تمايز وقد نجحنا في ذالك في خلق بيئة نبعها الإيمان في القلوب في حب وصفاء وتعامل فنحن أخوة من منبع واحد متحدون في الإنسانية والولاء والمحبة لشعبنا وشعوب العالم جميعا نرجوا أن تصلكم رسالتنا بمكانة عالية في نفوس الجميع ولنا رسالة اخرى في مستند وشكرا لدعوتكم الكريمة والسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاتة. Peace...without Prejudice We participate in the last Event 2013 with a message called " a world without Signs" Now , we ask you to follow our second message which calls " Peace....without Discrimination". We invite you from Gamal Farghaly Sultan Secondary School at one of Upper Egypt Governorate called Assuit City. We invite all of you to follow PEACE , the massage of Heaven To Earth. We asked you to follow Love , Tolerance, and Brotherhood ;as we one nation from one Source(Adam and Hawa). Inside our hearts , there is a great believing that we are believing in One God called Allah. To convey our message , we hold a party for a Christian retired teacher. We invited different parties and sectors inside our city to attend this peaceful party Provided that no one carry a certain symbols because our believing hearts. Our Purpose is to create One Nation without Discrimination , without any symbols to live in Peace , as come from One Source. We believe that this is better for our Community, globe and Our humanity. We set also another message in document. We hope to accept our ideas in a higher position. Thanks so much for your Invitation. Peace from Allah be Upon You. Best regards, Mrs. Eman Mohamed Yousif Gamal Farghaly Sultan Secondary School for Boys. Assuit, Egypt. 01145649423 ============================================== Peace ......without Prejudice We the people of Assuit suffer from racism and prejudice among the citizens. We see the churches put a sign of Cross on the right hand of infants and children as Sniff. Why ………………? It’s Racism. Also , there are lots of activities which churches set for its youths as to hold a singing party, drawing activities, and trips to Al Fayoum , Luxor , Aswan or Hurghada in Egypt. Why……………..? The rest of the citizen are forbidden to share as they are Muslims ……..why? How do Muslims Youths do such activities? Governorate opens public clubs where all citizens ( Muslims or Christians ) can achieve such activities. These activities can’t belong to mosques because it is public ………..What is the right doing here….? So , to overcome such issues among our society , we hold a parties to celebrate the day of retirement of one of the Christian teacher inside our school. We invited different parties of youths inside our society and introduce lots of activities such as Speeches, singing , plays and dancing. We asked the all not carry or show any rational signs or sniff or hands . We want draw the sign of Tolerance , Love and Peace inside our hearts only. We are in one society and one human being . So, our message to convey Love , Tolerance , co operation and Peace as one of Allah ( God) Goodness name.” He is the Peace”. If our society and the world follow our message , we’ll achieve Renaissance to our mother home {The Earth}. We ask Allah ( God) to accept our good intention to humanity as we brotherhood in humanity. This is our message , we send from our school ‘ Gamal Farghaly Sultan Secondary School for boys’ in Assuit , Egypt. To the world. We hope to admire our message in a higher position this year .Thanks so much to those who follow humanity and spread it in the world with Pace …without Prejudice. Best regards, Eman Mohamed Yousif Mobil : 01145649423 السلام ..................بلا تحيز نعاني نحن شعب أسيوط في جنوب مصر من التفرقة والتحيز بين أبناء الشعب. فنجد أباء الكنيسة يضعون وشم الصليب على أيدى الرضع والأطفال ..............................لماذا؟ هذا تميز . أيضا هناك العديد من الأنشطة التي تقوم بها الكنيسة لصالح أبناء الطائفة الميسيحية فقط مثل حفلات الغناء والمسرح وأنشطة الرسم و الرحلات الترفيهية للفيوم , الأقصر ,أسوان والغردقة بمصر , بينما الشباب المسلم محروم من إدائها. هذا ..........................عنصرية . لماذا..............................؟ أين يقضي معظم الشباب المسلم وقت الفراغ ؟ تفتح المحافظة النوادي العامة للجميع مسلم ومسيحي يمارس الشباب تقريبا نفس الأنشطة . ولكن هذة الأنشطة ليست من إختصاص المساجد ,إذن هذة تفرقة أيضا..........................لماذا؟ أستغلت مدرستنا في نهاية خدمة أحد المدرسين المسيحي وقمنا بحفل راق , دعونا فية العديد من الأحزاب والشباب مسيحي ومسلم لنشعر بالوحدة والتسامح والمحبة فنحن أبناء الوطن ورسالة إلى الإنسانية لنبذ التفرقة والتحيز. قدمنا العديد من الأحاديث والأنشطة المتنوعة مثل الخطب , مسرحيات , أناشيد,رقصات وتمثيل وتم تقديم الهدايا لكل من المدرسين والطلاب و زميلنا الفاضل. كنا جميعا بلا إشارة أو رمزا أو وشم ليميز فردا عن الآخر فكلنا أبناء الإنسانية وقد جئنا هنا من مدرسة جمال فرغلي سلطان الثانوية بنيين لتقديم هذة الدعوة لوطننا والعالم أجمع . فكلنا يدا واحدة ينبع بداخلها بشائر الإيمان والمحبة والتسامح والوحدة , التي لاشك فيها سبيل إلى نهضة شعبنا والعالم أجمع . تلك هي رسالتنا رسالة السلام التي هي أسم من أسماء الله (الرب) " هو السلام" . فالسلام والمحبة والتسامح هي رسالتنا في عالم..........بلا تحيز WEBSITES; https://sites.google.com/site/gamalfarghighschool/peace-activities https://sites.google.com/site/gamalfarghighschool/peace-for-all http://22emanyousef.wordpress.com/سلام-بلا-تحيزpeace-without-prejudice/ https://www.facebook.com/gamalfarghalyschool22?ref=hl# https://twitter.com/yousif_eman @Yousif_eman والسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاتة أ.إيمان محمد يوسف مدرسة جمال فرغلي سلطان الثانوية بنيين أسيوط ,مصر 01145649423 Teamwork; الأستاذة/إيمان محمديوسف صديق أ.أشرف سيد جودة أ.عبير عبد العظيم الطالب / محمود عبد المعبود الطالب/ محمود أحمد

YARA's "COEXIST" 2014 - "Coexisting with the World"

Start: Thursday 6th of February 2014 12:00:18 AM
End: Tuesday 11th of February 2014 12:00:18 AM
Location: Schools, Amman, JO
YARA's fourth annual "COEXIST" event will be quite different this year focusing on high school students. YARA will have an interactive discussion with school children on the topic of "Coexisting with the world; human's role on Earth." Some topics covered during the one hour interactive session will be: "What is our purpose in life and how am I supposed to attain it?" "How do I coexist with planet Earth?" "Can I make a difference in this world?" "How strongly can my behavior impact society?" "What's my 'circle of responsibility' and how do I increase my 'sphere of influence'?" YARA will conduct this event in the school theaters of three local schools in Amman.

A WORKSHOP HELD BY YOUTH EMPOWERMENT COMMUNITY INITIATIVE GROUP (YECIG) CAMEROON ON HIV/AIDS AND MALARIA PREVENTION WITH STUDENT OF PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH CENTER(P Y C) LIMBE ON THE 5th FEBUARY 2014

Start: Wednesday 5th of February 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Wednesday 5th of February 2014 12:00:00 AM
Location: PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH CENTER (P Y C) CAMPUS, LIMBE, CM
A WORKSHOP HELD BY YOUTH EMPOWERMENT COMMUNITY INITIATIVE GROUP (YECIG) CAMEROON ON HIV/AIDS AND MALARIA PREVENTION WITH PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH CENTER (P Y C), LIMBE ON 5TH OF FEBRUARY 2014. The workshop on HIV/AIDS and malaria prevention held by YECIG Cameroon with P Y C Limbe was aimed at empowering, educating and sensitizing the youths.YECIG found out that HIV/AIDS and MALARIA constitute one of the major health hazard in Cameroon that has been ravaging the youth and thus thought it wise to contribute to the fight against these illnesses by building the capacities of youth to help reduce or curb the rate of transmission. The workshop was timely as it coincided with the National Youth Day Celebration in Cameroon as this week has been declared the YOUTH WEEK in Cameroon. The decision to empower the youths is because they are the most vulnerable age group that are exposed to these health hazards. The workshop started at 1pm after the student of the Presbyterian Youth Center (P Y C) Secondary school had assembled in the hall. The program started with a word of prayers from one of the staff of the school after which the Dean of studies gave a welcome speech appreciating the effort made by YECIG to contribute to the fight against these health hazards in the community and also for giving priority to their school. The floor was then handed over to the President of YECIG who enlightened the student about the Mission and Vision of the group and why they chose to target the youths. She went further to introduce the members and volunteers of YECIG present at the workshop. The workshop proper began with the sharing of workshop materials to all the student on the first presentation which was on HIV/AIDS and it was done by a specialist which lasted for 2hours. This presentation was based on the scope of HIV/AIDS and its statistics in the World, Africa and Cameroon, as well as the incubation period of the Virus, Mode of Transmission, Signs and Symptoms, Prevention and where the virus is found in the human body. Room was then given to the students to ask questions for clarification. After this the student were given a 10minutes break to prepare for the next presentation on malaria. The next presentation on malaria started with the distribution of workshop materials on Malaria. The presentation on malaria was done by a specialist on the scope of malaria and its statistics worldwide, as well as the incubation period of the disease, mode of transmission, signs and symptoms, prevention, how it can be diagnosed and how it can be treated. Room was also given after the presentation for the student to raise their doubts for clarification. The workshop ended with a closing remark from the principal of the school who appreciated the brilliant presentation that came from YECIG and encouraged the group to keep up. The YECIG crew also thanked the student for the keen interest in listening and participating and also the school authorities for the opportunity given to the group. The participant then moved outside the hall for group pictures after which everybody departed.

Fifteenth Annual World Sabbath Of Religious Reconciliation

Start: Sunday 26th of January 2014 12:00:16 AM
End: Sunday 26th of January 2014 12:00:17 AM
Location: Hatford Memorial Baptist Church 18700 James Couzens Fwy., Detroit, MI, Detroit, US
An Interfaith Experience of Music, Dance and Prayer: Seeking to build a world of tolerance, justice, faithfulness and peace.

A Day of Harmony – Celebrating Religious Diversity

Start: Saturday 1st of February 2014 12:00:13 AM
End: Saturday 1st of February 2014 12:00:17 AM
Location: Shelby Centre Huntsville, AL 35805, United States, Huntsville, US
Unearth the Commonalties and Differences. Christianity, Islam and Hinduism Mine their Beliefs and Practices. Using Third Approach to Interfaith Dialogue, representatives from Christianity, Islam and Hinduism will: * Clarify their deepest treasures at the heart of paths they follow 8 Identify the principles and practices that can be used to promote harmonious community. * Conclude with a uniting deceleration and strategy of join action.

A Conversation about Conflict

Start: Monday 20th of January 2014 12:00:09 AM
End: Monday 20th of January 2014 12:00:16 AM
Location: 305 Cambridge Heath Road, London, Not in USA, E2 9LH, United Kingdom, London, GB
An interfaith dialogue workshop exploring the faith influences that can be used to tackle difficult issues in a community setting. St Ethelburga’s and Christian Muslim Forum are coming together to co-facilitate this exciting interfaith workshop as part of the Conflict Resilience Programme for Faith Communities.

Christians, Muslims & Jesus

Start: Thursday 30th of January 2014 12:00:17 AM
End: Thursday 30th of January 2014 12:00:23 AM
Location: Cathedral Close, Blackburn, , BB1 5AA, United Kingdom, Lancashire, GB
exchange Presents…Professor Mona Siddiqui OBE, author of “Christians, Muslims and Jesus” &First Muslim chair in Islamic Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh’s divinity Schools in conversation with Anjum Anwar MBE& Dr.Shannon Ledbetter.