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Interfaith Harmony Week 2014



UN World Interfaith Harmony Week celebrations organized by the Universal Peace Federation, first week of February 2014

UN World Interfaith Harmony Week celebrations organized by the Universal Peace Federation, first week of February 2014



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    • Argentina Australia Austria Bangladesh Brazil Canada Colombia Czech Republic Ecuador Germany India Indonesia Israel Japan Malaysia Moldova New Zealand Nigeria Norway Philippines Russia United Kingdom United States
    • The UN designated the first week of February every year as World Interfaith Harmony Week with the motto of "Love of God and Love of the Neighbor" / "Love of the Good and Love of the Neighbor."
    • BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: An interreligious gathering at the UPF Peace Embassy
    • SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: A forum on interreligious and international relations in the Middle East
    • VIENNA, AUSTRIA: A conference at the Vienna International Center (UN Headquarters)
    • DHAKA, BANGLADESH: An interreligious harmony rally at the University of Dhaka
    • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: An interfaith program in the City Hall
    • MONTREAL, CANADA: Ambassadors for Peace participating in an interfaith water ceremony
    • BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Visits to (top, left to right:) Brahma Kumaris and Zen Buddhist temples; (bottom, left to right:) Abu Bakr Mosque, Visnava Temple and Catholic Bishops Conference
    • PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: An interreligious conference at the Community of Christians
    • QUITO, ECUADOR: Religious leaders gather to discuss how to work together for world peace.
    • STUTTGART, GERMANY: Readings and prayers were offered from various traditions.
    • NEW DELHI, INDIA: A forum at the United Nations Information Centre on Interfaith Harmony and Peacebuilding for Good Governance
    • SILIGURI, INDIA: A forum on “Building Nations of Peace Is a Shared Responsibility”
    • NEW DELHI, INDIA: A forum at the United Nations Information Centre on “Seeking Common Ground While Building Interfaith Harmony among Youth”
    • CHENNAI, INDIA: Launching a Peace Club on the campus of Madras University
    • MEDAN, INDONESIA: Asian Leadership Team singing Michael Jackson’s “Healing the World”
    • KFAR KANA, ISRAEL: Interfaith forum on sensitivity to the suffering of others
    • TOKYO, JAPAN: Program on peacebuilding through interfaith cooperation in the Middle East
    • KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: An interfaith ceremony of pouring water into a common bowl
    • CHISINAU, MOLDOVA: Sports competition for students of different nationalities and religious
    • AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND: Visiting (top, left to right) a mosque and a Buddhist temple, and (below) a Hindu temple
    • ABUJA, NIGERIA: An interfaith assembly at the Peace Embassy
    • OSLO, NORWAY: An interfaith program at the central mosque
    • MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Songs and prayers from many faith traditions at the Peace Embassy
    • MOSCOW, RUSSIA: An Internet round table (left), conference (top right) and a visit to a Jewish museum (bottom right)
    • NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA: Visits to an Orthodox church and a Catholic church (top, left to right) and a synagogue and a mosque (below, left to right)
    • ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA: A forum on the contribution of religions to a culture of peace
    • YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA: Visiting an Armenian Apostolic Church (top left), an interfaith film club meeting (bottom left) and a workshop on principles of peacemaking (right)
    • LONDON, UK: A Youth UPF forum in the House of Lords
    • WASHINGTON DC, USA: Readings from sacred texts at a program at The Washington Times