WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK
The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.
The Interfaith Peace Project is pleased to encourage you to practice Interfaith love and respect in all the affairs of your life. In this day and age, when we are being tempted to find security by building walls and fearing people different from ourselves, we must realize anew the only real peace and security comes from understanding and meeting one another. The first week of February, World Interfaith Harmony Week, affords us the opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the practice of Interfaith Spirituality as we seek to live in peace with everyone we meet.
To encourage this endeavor The Interfaith Peace Project will share with us seven meditations, reflections, prayers and poems during the first week of February. We encourage you to visit a worship site other than your own and delight in the wisdom you might find there.
Since its inception, World Interfaith Harmony Week has inspired millions of peoples across the World to seek justice and peace through the great spiritual Traditions that bless humankind. All of our spiritual Traditions offer us an opportunity to find the depths of our hearts as we quest to become more human and humane.
Please feel free to share with us your insights and reflections as you celebrated this blessed week. Rediscover the wisdom of your own Tradition, seek the treasures of the differing Traditions, and rejoice in our common humanity as together we seek what is true, good, beautiful and just.
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
with The Board of Directors