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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
(Jewless?) World Interfaith Harmony Week opens next week in Jordan

World Interfaith Harmony Week opens next week under patronage of prime
minister
http://www.petra.gov.jo/Public_News/Nws_NewsDetails.aspx?lang=2&site_id=1&NewsID=138264&CatID=13

Amman, Jan. 29, 2014 (Petra) - Under the patronage of Prime Minister
Abdullah Ensour, the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs will hold a
ceremony next Tuesday to launch the World Interfaith Harmony Week.

The World Interfaith Harmony Week was proclaimed by the General Assembly
through a resolution adopted on 20 October 2010. In the resolution, the
General Assembly pointed out that mutual understanding and inter-religious
dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace, and the
World Interfaith Harmony Week was established as a way to promote harmony
among all people regardless of their faith.

Recognizing the imperative need for a dialogue among different faiths and
religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among the
people, the General Assembly called on all the States for support to the
week to spread the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill across the
world’s mosques, churches, temples and other places of worship on a
voluntary basis and according to their own religious traditions or
convictions.

Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Hayel Abdul Hafeez Dawood told Petra
that the meeting is an important occasion to remind people all over the
world of the good teachings of all religions that bring together the
followers of all monotheistic beliefs.

In September 2010, His Majesty King Abdullah proposed the launch of the
World Interfaith Harmony Week at the UN General Assembly, which adopted the
initiative.

The event, which will bring together Islamic and Christian religious
figures, intellectuals and researchers from Jordan and the other Arab,
Islamic and friendly countries, will tackle issues and concepts of harmony,
tolerance and coexistence among followers of all religions.

//Petra//S Kh 29/1/2014 - 02:53:25 PM

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