Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions
The UN General Assembly in 2010 unanimously passed a resolution to recognize the World Interfaith Harmony Week annually during the first week of February. The world is currently celebrating its first IHW with meetings, devotions, the publication of academic papers & of religious statements, & with special press coverage in a number of countries.
This initiative, started by H. M. King Abdullah II of Jordan & supported by many civil & religious leaders from all over the world, is a constructive & structured manner for people of faith to harness religion for the common good, through an emphasis on tolerance & a deliberate discovery of what mankind has in common.
“Religious harmony does not happen easily or spontaneously ; it requires a conscious decision to patiently seek & build convergence between different traditions.”