Practical Dimensions of Interfaith Dialogue


Interfaith dialogue should be relevant to the context of religious plurality that characterises today’s world. It should address the problems, conflicts, and tensions that threaten the harmonious and peaceful coexistence, in an effort to prevent the exploitation of religious sentiments in exacerbating division. In this wise, there are many practical activities which may be taken up as a fruit of interfaith dialogue.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018



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. 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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Government, Leaders and Faith in Australian Politics

World Interfaith Harmony WeekOn the occasion of World Interfaith Harmony Week, Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism in Partnership with the Canberra Interfaith Forum and Religions for Peace Australia commemorated UN Harmony Day on the Topic of Government, Leaders and Faith in Australian Politics at Australian Parliament House Canberra, on Wednesday 15 February 2017. Guest Speaker for the occasion was Emeritus Professor John Warhurst of Australian National University.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week

On the occasion of World Interfaith Harmony Week, Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism in Partnership with the Canberra Interfaith Forum and Religions for Peace Australia commemorated UN Harmony Day at Australian Parliament House Canberra, on Wednesday 15 February 2017. Speaker for the Canberra Interfaith Forum was Dean Sahu Khan, President of Canberra Interfaith Forum.

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Victoria: Clergy need diversity training for the new era

Prof. Gary BoumaClergy of all faiths urgently needed cultural training to deal with an Australia that had changed beyond recognition since the 1990s, according to one of Australia’s leading religious authorities. Melbourne Anglican priest, UNESCO officer and university academic Gary Bouma told a UN Interfaith Harmony Week lecture at Melbourne University in February that Australia was now “one of the most diverse nations in the world”.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017: Interfaith Centre of Melbourne



The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne invites you to Interfaith Service for UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017, Love of God and Love of the Neighbour at Toorak Uniting Church on Sunday 12 February 2017.

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Tasmania, February 2017

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Greetings of peace! At the moment we are celebrating UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, at a time when we are facing many challenges to the Interfaith movement.  As you will see from the items in this newsletter, however, there is great enthusiasm to meet those challenges. Our gathering for February will be in collaboration with the Multicultural Council of Tasmania on the evening of 23 February 2017. 

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Celebration of Interfaith Dialogue

World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) couldn’t have come at a better time.  With the recent US travel bans against countries that are predominantly Muslim and persecution of faith groups including Christians at an all-time high; it sometimes feels like there is a war on religion as a whole.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017: Interfaith Network City of Greater Dandenong



The Interfaith Network of the City of Greater Dandenong invites you to the World Interfaith Harmony Day Breakfast 2017 on Saturday 4 February 2017 from 7am to 9am. Guest Speaker at the breakfast will be Dr Naysun Saeedi who will address Family Violence: Will It Ever End?

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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017: Darebin Interfaith Council



The City of Darebin and Darebin Interfaith Council invite you to their Darebin World Interfaith Harmony Week Celebration 2017 on Thursday 9 February 2017. The Guest Speaker is the Reverend Ian Smith, Executive Officer of Victorian Council of Churches. This event is in observance of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017

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