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The Pope received an interfaith manifesto copy

March 7, 2021March 6, 2021 by: Frankie Stein The pope received an interfaith manifesto copy, says Alessandro Bazzoni During the first days of February was celebrated the World Interfaith Harmony Week, an event dedicated to spread the world on how the interfaith movement can bring peace to every corner of the world. This event was particularly special because it awarded a manifesto that was created in ASL Roma 6 with the participation of Alessandro Bazzoni, part of the directive board. After being recognized and awarded, the writers of this manifesto decided to deliver a copy to one of the biggest personalities, the pope. This effort of getting the manifesto out to the most powerful faith leader shows a commitment from the team of ASL Roma 6 to the final goal of peace. Now let’s talk more about this interfaith manifesto and what does it explains. First, what is the popular interfaith dialogue? According to the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy, “The term ‘Interfaith Dialogue’ ...

Living the spirit of harmony and solidarity amidst Co-vid 19 in a wounded world

February 28, 202128.02.2021 – Philippines – Pressenza IPA Some religious leaders and network of the Uniharmony Partners Manila during the WIHW Webinar Celebration Uniharmony Partners Manila (UPM) 2021 World Interfaith Harmony Week Webinar Celebration by Genevieve Balance Kupang This year’s celebration of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) among Uniharmony Partners Manila (UPM), is exceptional given the context of the pandemic and the wounded world. In the past, an array of programs and activities were done daily from February 1-7 in several venues owned and administered by various faith traditions. Due to lockdowns and general community quarantine, members cannot travel, gather, nor be together. Regardless, we, peace advocates, and religious leaders still enjoyed our version of the global WIHW via a two-day webinar, held last February 4-5. This year also marks the inauguration of the UN International Day of Human Fraternity on February 4, 2021; this historic date is intimately associated with the remarkable document “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together,” ...

Valentine’s care packages sent out to Metro Vancouver women in need

February 15, 2021The packages, filled with items like soap, toothpaste and shampoo, were part of the One Billion Rising campaign, an initiative to raise awareness to end violence against women and children Author of the article: Denise Ryan Publishing date: Feb 15, 2021  •  12 hours ago  •  2 minute read Manpreet Multani from the World Sikh Organization of Canada and Etti Goldman of The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, carry boxes of donated items that will go into care packages that will be distributed to women and children at 25 shelters across the Lower Mainland. PHOTO BY JASON PAYNE /PNG Article content When 1,100 care packages were distributed to women in need throughout the Lower Mainland last week, they contained Valentine’s wishes, but no flowers. The omission was deliberate, said advocate Manpreet Multani, 24, of the World Sikh Organization of Canada. The packages, filled with items like soap, toothpaste and shampoo, were part of the One Billion Rising campaign, an initiative to raise awareness to end violence against ...

Women’s voices for interfaith engagement

February 15, 2021GENEVA/Switzerland | 9/2/2021 Women of faith have a vital role to play in rebuilding from the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Panelists’ own A webinar marking World Interfaith Harmony Week highlights the role of women in post-COVID cooperation (LWI) – Women of faith have a vital role to play in promoting more effective dialogue and cooperation in a world struggling to overcome the divisive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. That conviction was shared by Jewish, Buddhist and Christian participants in a webinar organized by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ELCF) to mark the 1- 7 February observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week. The online encounter, entitled ‘Women and Interfaith Engagement: sharing lessons learnt during COVID-19 and beyond’, showcased the urgency of reaching out across religious and ethnic divides to promote greater solidarity and support for those worst affected by the global pandemic. In opening remarks, the WCC’s Program Coordinator for Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation, ...

World Interfaith Harmony Week and Pakistan

February 15, 2021By  News desk February 12, 2021 M Anwar Farooq INTERFAITH harmony means bringing peace and tranquillity among people by positivity. There is an interrelationship among people of different religious beliefs at the individual and institutional level which projects a positive picture in the polity of nations. Interfaith harmony encourages the dictum to live and lets others live peacefully. World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event observed during the first week of February. World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW), conceived to promote peace and non-violence, was first proposed by King Abdullah II of Jordan at the United Nations in 2010. Recognizing the imperative need for dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people, the General Assembly encourages all States to spread the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world’s churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship during that week, voluntarily and according to their religious traditions or convictions. The World ...

Armed forces mark World Interfaith Harmony Week

February 15, 2021By JT – Feb 09,2021 – Last updated at Feb 09,2021 The Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army on Monday marked the World Interfaith Harmony Week (Petra photo) AMMAN — The Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) on Monday marked the World Interfaith Harmony Week. During the ceremony at Prince Hassan College of Islamic Sciences, JAF Mufti Brig. Gen. Majed Darawsheh highlighted the values of Islam in relation to coexistence, tolerance and respect to different religions and cultures, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. Director of the Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Centre, Father Nabil Haddad, highlighted that interfaith harmony is part of the Kingdom’s diplomacy and  political ideology, highlighting the role of the Amman Message in this arena. The annual event was firstly proposed at the UN General Assembly on October 20, 2010, by His Majesty King Abdullah, and it is marked in the first week of February. Priest Michael Protoli from the US noted the fact that in Jordan Muslims and Christians ...

Speakers For Promoting Interfaith Harmony, Tolerance In Society

February 15, 2021 Umer Jamshaid  4 days ago  Thu 11th February 2021 | 04:59 PM Speakers at a dialogue to promote harmony on Thursday underlined the need for making collective efforts to promote brotherhood, tolerance and interfaith harmony for evolving a prosperous society PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 11th Feb, 2021 ) :Speakers at a dialogue to promote harmony on Thursday underlined the need for making collective efforts to promote brotherhood, tolerance and interfaith harmony for evolving a prosperous society. The community dialogue was organized by National Commissions on Human Rights (NCHR) in collaboration with Blue Veins, JamaAshrfia and Aawaz II Programme in Peshawar to commemorate the World Interfaith Harmony Week 2021 by promoting social cohesion, interfaith harmony and inclusion through dialogue and discussion Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Minority Affairs Wazirzada who was chief guest on the occasion said interfaith harmony embodied the notion of live and let live. He said in a world of increasing political and economic dissonance, peaceful coexistence among practitioners of various religious beliefs can prove to ...

Filipino artists join world leaders call for peace and healing

February 15, 2021Published February 14, 2021, 8:34 PM by Manila Bulletin Entertainment Millions of people from 63 nations convened online last Feb. 6 to call for the healing of the nation and the world at the Rally of Hope Philippines sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation, (UPF), an NGO holding general consultative status with the United Nations. Dubbed “One Million People Praying for the Healing of the Nation and the World”, the event was telecast on PTV 4 and was simultaneously livestreamed on radio, cable tv stations in different parts of the nation and in countries even as far as Fiji and other social media platforms. The event brought together Filipinos and other citizens from different corners of the world in an online interfaith gathering to collectively pray for the healing of the world from the COVID-19 pandemic, the healing of Mother Earth from the ruins of climate change, and the healing from social divisions ripping apart our human family. World-class entertainment from Jed ...