Notice During the Covid-19 Outbreak
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January 31, 2021
THE UNITED NATIONS
INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK
FEBRUARY 1-7, 2021
FEBRUARY 1-7, 2021
At this moment in history, I believe that we need a new spiritual revolution. We need a new faith. Now, you can say, “Look, give us a break. This is hardly the time to start a new spiritual revolution. At this juncture, we’ve got war. We’ve got the prospect of terrorism. The economy is bad. Let’s have a bit of peace and quiet so that we can go up a mountain, collect ourselves, and then begin this spiritual effort.” But suffering, fear, violence, and despair are the prime conditions for such a renewal.
The Interfaith Peace Project is pleased to offer you reflections for each day of Interfaith Harmony Week. The wisdom of the Great Traditions of Humankind invites us to celebrate our interconnectedness with the Universe. We experience this powerful relationship in all the affairs of daily life. It only requires we take some time to reflect and ponder if only a few moments. We hope these reflections will inspire you in this time of uncertainty and pandemic.
Observe the natural World in all its splendor. Realize you are part of this wonderful web of life and existence. While life has more than its share of challenges, the perceptive person sees beyond the obvious. It is fascinating how sunrise can bring hope as sunset offers peace of mind. Time is the medicine that heals the wounds of life. Take some time for yourself. Others will be blessed.
Since its inception, World Interfaith Harmony Week has inspired millions of peoples around the World to seek justice and peace through a deeper appreciation of the great spiritual Traditions of humankind. This year we are offering reflections inspired by the Indigenous People who are suffering as the result of inhumane business and environmental practices. Healthy Nations are beginning to recognize the damage done to Indigenous People by making amends to them for past and present harm. May the wisdom of the Indigenous bless all of us.
Please feel free to share your insights and reflections with us as together we observe this most important week. We invite you to probe and savor the Indigenous Traditions as we find the courage to forge a new spiritual revolution in our time. This will be a revolution based on justice, peace, mutual respect, inclusiveness, and unbounded compassion for the Earth and all its inhabitants.
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
with The Board of Directors
and The Board of Advisors