Next week marks World Interfaith Harmony Week which aims to break down prejudicial barriers between different religions and lay the groundwork for the peaceful resolution of religious-based conflict.
HM King Abdullah II of Jordan approached the United Nations in 2010 with the idea of a global week which promoted harmony across all religions, presenting his idea for “World Interfaith Harmony Week” at the 65th UN General Assembly which was adopted as a UN Observance Event a few weeks later.
The idea behind the event is not to promote any one religion. Rather it is a call to people of all faiths to respect the beliefs of others and celebrate religious and cultural diversity.
There is a series of events happening globally to mark the week as well as a suite of events across India which aim to promote understanding among different religions and provide insight into some of the larger religious conflicts happening around the world.
Check out their website for all the details and their events listings to see what’s happening in India.