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February 5, 2019 5:30 PM
University of Melbourne Chaplaincy and Religions for Peace Australia
The University of Melbourne Carrillo Gantner Theatre, B-02 (Basement) , Sidney Myer Asia Centre (near cnr Grattan and Swanston st), Parkville, Victoria 3010
World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event observed during the first week of February commencing in 2011.
World Interfaith Harmony Week was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 20 October 2010. In the resolution, the General Assembly, points out that mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace and establishes World Interfaith Harmony Week as a way to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week is based on the pioneering work of The Common Word initiative. This initiative, which started in 2007, called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common fundamental religious Commandments; Love of God, and Love of the Neighbour, without nevertheless compromising any of their own religious tenets. The Two commandments are at the heart of the three Monotheistic religions and therefore provide the most solid theological ground possible.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week extends the Two Commandments by adding ‘Love of the Good, and Love of the Neighbour’. This formula includes all people of goodwill. It includes those of other faiths, and those with no faith.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week provides a platform—one week in a year—when all interfaith groups and other groups of goodwill can show the world what interfaith harmony, co-operation and understanding may achieve.