King of Jordan proposes World Interfaith Harmony Week

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UN Radio: Dianne Penn

The King of Jordan is proposing annual observance of a World Interfaith Harmony Week to promote tolerance among different faiths. Dianne Penn reports.

King Abdullah II

Addressing the General Assembly on Thursday, King Abdullah II said it is essential to resist forces of division that spread misunderstanding and mistrust especially among peoples of different religions.

He said humanity is bound together not only by mutual interests but by shared commandments to love God and Neighbour.

“This week my delegation, with the support of our friends on every continent, will introduce a draft resolution for an annual World Interfaith Harmony Week. What we are proposing is a special week during which the world’s people, in their own places of worship could express the teachings of their own faith about tolerance, respect for the other, and peace.”

The King of Jordan expressed the hope that other world leaders gathered in New York will support the resolution.