Circle of Meditations and Prayers for World Interfaith Harmony Week
Event Title: Circle of Meditations and Prayers for World Interfaith Harmony Week Organization: UNISOES - Union of Spiritualist, Philosophical, Scientific and Religious Societies
Name: Ana Santos Email: [email protected] Phone: +5571987881947 City, State and Country: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Venue: Centro de Umbanda Juriti (Juriti Umbandist Center) Address: Rua das Árvores, 5, Cabula VI, Salvador-BA-Brazil.
Date: February 2, 2019 Start/end time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Number of participants: 69 Website: www.casadasreligioesunidas.org.br
Description: The URI - United Religions Initiative - Cooperation Circle UNISOES - Union of Spiritualist, Philosophical, Scientific and Religious Societies and the House of United Religions join the initiatives of all URI Cooperation Circles to celebrate the World Interfaith Harmony Week, event of the calendar of the United Nations for the period from 1 to 7 of February 2019.
In order to express our indignation at the conduct of religious intolerance that has motivated attacks on African-Brazilian temples and their practitioners in Bahia and in different places in Brazil, the leaders and representatives of different traditions that make up the UNISOES CC and the HUR have chosen to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week in a Umbandist Center, exactly on February 2, the day when African-born religions dedicate to Iemanjá, divinity revered as "goddess of salt water".
During the interreligious act, UNISOES CC supported the campaign "The Planet Is Sacred and Wants Peace", of the House of United Religions, which promotes respect for the various forms of reverence for the divine. In the event people committed themselves to continue working for more awareness of unity in diversity.
Members of UNISOES CC and the House of United Religions joined the people of the temple for the dance for Oxóssi, an entity worshiped in religions of African matrix. UNISOES CC celebrated the World Week of Interfaith Harmony starting from the concept of religious diversity as "the different paths for spiritual progress and for peace".
Adriano Duarte: Hare
Krishna Movement: Anirudha Dasa;
Center of Raja Yoga Brahma Kumaris: Dulce Sampaio;
Female Spiritual Crusade Maria de Nazaré: Maria Eugênia;
Center of Umbanda Juriti: Tata Willer Cosme dos Santos;
Roerich Institute of Peace and Culture of Brazil: Edilton Tourinho;
Ecobairro Brasil: Denise Noronha; Masonic Order of the Great White Circle: Ernesto Cardoso;
Center for Exobiological Studies Asthar Sheran and House of Religions United: Ana Santos.