UN World Interfaith Harmony Week starts today

 ISLAMABAD: World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event to be observed during the first week of February starting February 1.

World Interfaith Harmony Week was proclaimed by the General Assembly in resolution document adopted on 20 October 2010.

In the resolution, the General Assembly, points out that mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace and establishes World Interfaith Harmony Week as a way to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith.

Recognizing the imperative need for dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people.

General Assembly encourages all States to support during that week the spread of the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world’s churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship, on a voluntary basis and according to their own religious traditions or convictions.