Friday, February 4, 2011

UN Marks First Annual Interfaith Harmony Week; To Promote Dialogue Among the World's Religions

The United Nations has inaugurated the first "World Interfaith Harmony Week" to promote dialogue and civility among the world's religions, according to the Ecumenical News International website.

A resolution passed by the UN General Assembly states that the observances are meant to reaffirm that "mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace."

The resolution establishes the annual events during the first week of February each year.

The three goals of "World Interfaith Harmony Week" are to coordinate efforts of positive work, to use places of worship to foster peace, and to encourage clergy to declare support for peace.

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