South African Ambassador to Speak at W&M for World Interfaith Harmony Week

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Community members can catch a speech from South African Ambassador to the United States H.E. Ebrahim Rasool during World Interfaith Harmony Week.

A W&M news release announced Monday Rasool will soon speak as a part of a one-day conference on “How Interfaith Cooperation Helped Defeat Apartheid.” Before the speech, College President Taylor Reveley will give opening remarks.

Rasool’s talk will start at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in the Sadler Center and the conference will end at 4 p.m. following a panel discussion. Reveley will give his remarks at 10 a.m.

Sarhang Hamasaeed of the U.S. Institute for Peace, Cynthia Mahmoud of the University of Notre Dame and Dena Trugman of Interfaith Youth Core are also expected to speak at the conference. The event is sponsored by the Center for Student Diversity, International Relations Club, International Relations Program, Muslims Students Association, Office Community Engagement, Reyes Center for International Studies, Student Assembly and Universalist Unitarian Club.

World Interfaith Harmony Week, founded by the United Nations General Assembly, is an event that has taken place during the first week of February each year since its founding day in 2010. The week is dedicated to calling on all countries to spread interfaith harmony and goodwill.