First week of February every year: Spreading harmony and tolerance among followers of the three monotheistic faiths and all the world’s religions.
World Interfaith Harmony Week logoWorld Interfaith Harmony Week came about as a result of a UN resolution for a worldwide week of interfaith harmony proposed in 2010 by HM King Abdullah II and HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan.
It seeks to spread the message of harmony and tolerance among the followers of the three monotheistic faiths and all the world’s religions. It also seeks to promote the common basis of “Love of God and Love of the Neighbour, or Love of the Good and Love of the Neighbour” among religions to safeguard world peace. Its message invites everyone, excludes no one, and is purely voluntary.
Chinua Achebe : A Reflection of When Things Fall Apart
– Rene Wadlow, e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
The death in a Boston hospital of Chinua Achebe, on 21 March 2013, the Nigerian novelist about whom it was said that his writings were “concerned with universal human communication across racial and cultural boundaries as a means of fostering respect for all people” came just at the start of the UN-sponsored 2013-2022 International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures. Continue reading “Chinua Achebe”
Sri Lanka: Four Years after the war’s end, little reconciliation, few creative changes
(An essay on the anniversary of the end of the LTTE war in Sri Lanka – Difficulties of peacemaking and of inter-religious understanding Continue reading “Sri Lanka Four Years after the war”