Jordan prepares for World Interfaith Harmony Week

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Jordan will next week launch activities to mark World Interfaith Harmony Week, an initiative the kingdom launched in 2010 that was adopted by the UN, the Jordan Times reported Thursday (January 30th).

Christian religious leaders and Muslim scholars started activities with a Wednesday ceremony held at a church in Amman.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour will attend a ceremony next Tuesday marking the occasion, organised by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.

The occasion is observed during the first week of February to share religious teachings about tolerance to correct misconceptions among followers of different faiths.

Awqaf Minister Hayel Dawood was quoted in a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, stressing the importance of the occasion as a reminder to the world of the values of tolerance, harmony and peace.