Archive of Events

2015

Below are the list of WIHW events that took place globally for the year of 2015.

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This year our theme is Holy Books and Ec Spirituality. Around fifty scholars from different parts of the world will attend and present papers. A book will be published with all seminar papers. Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne, Magsese Award winner ( President, Sarvodaya Movement in Sri Lanka ) will inaugurate. Swami Chaturvedi ( chairman, Ramanuja Mission Trust, India) is to preside. Dr. Abraham Karickam is co- ordination and Dr. Shanthi Hettiarachchi will be program Manager.

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Guests will be welcomed at Christian, Hindu, and Sikh worship the morning of February 1 and then later that afternoon at the Interfaith Celebration. The entire week recognizes the imperative need to experience diverse faiths in order to enhance mutual understanding, harmony, and friendship. The events known as "Sacred Spaces: Meeting Our Neighbours" include celebration, educational opportunities, hospitality, rituals, spiritual practices, and worship services. Over 10 communities representing diverse faiths will open their doors during the week, including: Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Mi’kmaq, Muslim, Pagan, and Sikh communities. See details at the website wihw.touchbaseonline.ca.

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A peace March in connection with IFHW. More than 700 students and elders will participate. Several social voluntary organisations will be invited to be partners. It will be a great peace proclamation involving large number of peace activists and interfaith practitioners. The March will start from Karickam International Public School.
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A joint Project of the Institute for Autonomy and Notre Dame University that seeks leaders of the two faith communities and Indigenous peoples'communities in Maguindanao and Cotabato City to understand each other and discuss the fears, insecurities as well as opportunities of the proposed new Bangsamoro Basic Law. The Three days would consist of the following: 1. Where are our communities vis-a-vis the proposed Basic Law? 2 - Sharing of dreams and aspirations; 3 - Presentation of the Basic Law; 4 - Scenarios We shall adopt a small group discussion method and plenary session after each small group... Adopt first three good steps for each community to pursue...