Variety of events during World Inter-Faith Harmony Week

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KUCHING: There will be a variety of events held around the city in conjunction with the World Inter-Faith Harmony Week 2013.

It will be held by the Committee for Promoting Inter-Religious Harmony and Understanding Amongst Adherents Malaysia through the Department of National Unity and Integration Sarawak and the Islamic Information Centre (IIC).

For the state level celebration in Sarawak, a series of programmes are designed with the main purpose of strengthening the spirit of unity and multi-religious understanding among people of various faiths.

The programme will kick off with a dinner for leaders of various faith-based organisations here at the Pentarama, DBKU today.

The guest of honour is Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and about 100 leaders from various faith-based organisations, cultural associations and government agencies are expected to attend.

There will be a series of visits to a few organisations by youth and women members of various faith-based organisations. These include Kuching Buddhist Society Village, the Paediatric and Cancer Wards at Sarawak General Hospital and the Cure and Care Rehabilitation Centre Kuching.

The final event to mark the celebration is a multi-faith forum on ‘Faith and Good Governance’ organised by the IIC on Feb 23.

Five speakers from different backgrounds will share their thoughts and provide insights on what constitute good governance.

Some 300 are expected to turn up for the forum.

World Inter-Faith Harmony Week is an outcome of a UN resolution, proposed in 2010 by King Abdulah II and Prince Ghazi Muhammad of Jordan, calling on all UN member states to observe a week worldwide to promote accord among people.