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1st Place WIHW Prize Winners hold Ceremonies in Wellington, New Zealand

August 10, 2021First Place Prize Winners Award Ceremonies Two ceremonies took place in New Zealand June 18th, 2021: Minister Andrew Little gifted the medal and certificate to the Wellington Interfaith Council. August 2nd, 2021: The Council called on the Mayor of Wellington, His Worship, Mayor Andy Foster to gift the medal and the certificate to the city so that it could be aptly displayed. See here for photos.

2nd Place Prize Winners Award Ceremony held at Embassy Residence of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Japan

July 4, 2021Second Place Prize Winners Award Ceremony The award ceremony for the second place prize was held at the Embassy Residence of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Japan. H.E. Ambassador Lina Annab presented the WIHW silver medal and certificate to representatives of the Religion and Politics Forum. Mr Kato Shigenari delivered an acceptance speech and there was a performance by pianist Nishizawa Azumi. 2021 Second Prize Award Ceremony  

Global World Interfaith Harmony Prize Awarded by Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan

April 28, 2021H.M. King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize recognizes events organized during the UN observance which best promote the goals of the initiative. AMMAN, JORDAN, April 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) initiative announced the official winners of the 2021 H.M. King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize on March 24th. Established by the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Jordan, the prize is awarded to the three best events hosted during UN World Interfaith Harmony Week to have been most successful in promoting interfaith harmony and impacting religious understanding. UN World Interfaith Harmony Week is based on UNGA Resolution A/65/PV.34 for a worldwide week of interfaith harmony. It was proposed in 2010 by HM King Abdullah II and HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan. All around the world, organizations, and individuals host events during February to help neighbors of different faiths get to know each other and build a foundation for more peaceful and ...

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, ...