Celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week

Celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week

February 10, 2015

WIFD

Residents ring bells in honor of tolerance and peace

Nearly 75 residents of Mary’s Woods gathered in the Provincial House auditorium on February 3, 2015 to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony week.

In recognition of the diverse people who live across the world, residents sat in global sections marked North, South, East, and West. Together they sang songs of faith and rang bells, maracas and tambourines in honor of the common principles shared by all religions.

Led by the Mary’s Woods Pastoral Services team, the occasion was a time to reaffirm understanding and respect of all faith traditions and to promote a culture of peace.

The celebration concluded with a music and photo slideshow presentation which portrayed people from all corners of the globe in prayer and unity.

The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. On October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February is now observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.