World Inter Faith Harmony Week can achieve religious harmony: Muslim Council

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Associated Press of Pakistan

LONDON, Feb 03 (APP)-The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) Thursday warmly welcomed “World Inter Faith Harmony Week,” which was announced by the United Nations General Assembly last October and termed it as the most practical vehicle to achieve religious harmony.

The resolution was moved by the Jordanian Government who declared the 1st to 7th of February 2011 as World Inter Faith Harmony Week.MCB Secretary-General Farooq Murad stated, “at a time when discord and religious tensions are being stoked, this week provides faith groups globally an unprecedented opportunity to embark upon a powerful project of working together towards unity and the common good. This will be the most practical vehicle for our journey together to achieve harmony, respect and cooperation among people around the world.”

To mark the occasion, a two-day faith-based multicultural event is being organised on February 5 and 6 in East London district of Leytonstone. Called the ‘Green Winterfaith Festival’ the 2-day extravaganza brings together under one roof a pot-pourri of stalls, speakers, workshops, music, poetry, film, storytelling and multicultural feasting, with two common threads: respect for the earth and for each other.

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