We are a Group of People from various religious traditions who envision an inclusive society in which people of all traditions respect and appreciate one another. We are committed to a path which ennobles and teaches us to love and support one another more fully.
From 13:00 pm until 15:00 pm
36600 Niles Blvd,Fremont
Tri-City Interfaith Council
The Tri-Cities Interfaith Council is thrilled to announce that on Saturday, February 4, 2016 from 1 - 3 PM they will host the Tri-Cities third annual World Interfaith Harmony Celebration. World Interfaith Harmony Week was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010, in a resolution that states: “mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace” and so they “establish World Interfaith Harmony Week as a way to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith.”
The local lead organizer of the event, Moina Shaiq, is a member of the Alameda County Human Relations Commission and founder of the Muslim Support Network. She said she wanted this event to happen in Fremont “To build bridges of understanding, respect and support among diverse people of faith through education, dialogue and socialization and to strengthen family and community in solidarity with others across lines of race, class and religion.”
The afternoon event will give space for many different faith traditions to be represented by their local communities. Participants from local communities of Athiest, Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist and more will have booths showcasing their beliefs, traditions and sacred objects. There will also be space for intentional small group conversations wherein people will be encouraged to respectfully explore the beliefs of others as well as to share their own. The event will take place at Niles Discovery Church at 36600 Niles Blvd in Fremont, California.
“A core value of my faith tradition is that we get stronger through our differences, which means hearing the stories of people from different cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds is essential to our progress as humans. With events like these, the Tri-City Interfaith Council is trying to create opportunities where exactly this kind of sharing can take place. It is a lot harder to stereotype people once you meet them and hear who they are,” said Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel, the local Unitarian Universalist minister at Mission Peak UU in Fremont.
Anyone is welcome from any or no faith at all!