Amman, Jordan

On February 8, 2011, YARA participated in a two hour seminar by gathering 100 attendees and seven speakers between the ages 16 and 36 years young. Seven speakers gave various speeches that included many interesting topics such as: “Love & Peace”, “Balance & Energy”, “Faith”, “Respect”, “One Love”, and “Viewing From Different Perspectives”. Both the speakers and the attendees were of different religious backgrounds, age groups, genders, and spoken language (both English and Arabic). YARA hopes to continue celebrating this life enhancing occasion!

Jakarta, Indonesia

In Indonesia, a country with the largest number of Muslims in the world, the World Interfaith Harmony Week was held on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at Istora Senayan, Jakarta. The event was held with the aim of building religious harmony in a world without violence.

The event was attended by a number of national leaders and religious figures, including Muhammadiyah chairman Din Syamsuddin; politicians PDIP, Taufik Kiemas, Secretary General World Conference on Religion and Peace, William Vandley, Reverend Supriadi; Chairman of the Indonesian Bishops Conference, Mgr. P Mandagi; Parliament Chairman Marzuki Alie; Chairman of DPD Irman Gusman, including Henry Wiriatma (Confucius), I Dewa Putu Sukardi (Hindu), Philip Wijaya (Buddha).

Week of religious harmony is an annual event held each early February. “We believe it is an expression of religious community to support diversity in Indonesia,” said Fr Benny Susetyo at the opening ceremony.

The event begins with a Lion Dance and sing treat Indonesia Raya together with the people in attendance. “We want to build a world without violence, a world without terrorism, a world without religious conflict, and a world without war,” said Irman Gusman, on the sidelines of the event preparation.

The event is also expected to support the work of government in building religious harmony in Indonesia. The religious leaders gave remarks at the beginning of the show.


Karachi, Pakistan

The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne

The Interfaith Network of the City of Greater Dandenong, Australia

Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group, UK

Jewish-Muslim Network, Denmark

Events in Uzbekistan


World Congress of Faiths Interfaith Harmony Breakfast – London, UK

HRH Prince Ghazi attends Conference on Interfaith Harmony at the Baptism Site

King Abdullah II of Jordan meets Religious Leaders