The World Interfaith Harmony Week – Annual UN Observance Week: Feb. 1-7

2016wihwThe World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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Fusion of the Sacred and Secular

Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh, Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak JathaThe role and leadership that the global interfaith movement has provided to address the Millennium Development Goals and find peaceful solutions to combat conflict, enabling us to live in a safer world, provides us with a great deal of optimism, told the UK’s Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh during World Interfaith Harmony Week of 2012.

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The Missing MDG – Ensure Interfaith Collaboration for Peace

The Missing Millenium Development Goal - Ensure Interfaith Collaboration for Peace

The Missing Millennium Development Goal is a petition to the governments of the United Nation’s member states, religious leaders and civil society to recognise that the interfaith collaboration is key to achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Violence against women is wrong – on any day, in any way

The Australian Human Right’s Commission’s White Ribbon Ambassadors, Mick Gooda, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, and Graeme Innes, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, believe there is no place for violence against women in our community and that men can and should unite to try and prevent it.

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The Role of Women in Making and Building Peace

Timor Leste Women

Last June in Suai, a small town in Timor-Leste, I held an open day with local women and men to mark the tenth anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security. This resolution recognizes the unique impact of conflict on women’s lives and highlights their often overlooked contributions to resolving and preventing conflict. It also calls on the international community to involve women fully in every aspect of our work for peace and security.

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