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Act for peace and goodwill this World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed by King Abdullah II of Jordan at the 65th United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York in September 2010. PHOTO: Image Collab

This week is World Interfaith Harmony Week, an annual event observed during the first week of February, to promote a culture of peace and to spread harmony and tolerance among followers of all world religions, faiths and beliefs. This observance event was first proposed by King Abdullah II of Jordan at the 65th United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York in September 2010 and was adopted on 20 October 2010, after Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad presented the proposal to the UN General Assembly.

World Interfaith Harmony Week reaffirms that mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue are important dimensions of a culture of peace and recognises the need for dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people. It encourages everyone to support and spread interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world’s churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship during this week.