There will be an observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week on Sunday February 7 2020 at 2pm at the Brisbane Bahá’í Centre of Learning. The theme of the observance is Crisis and Victory: How crisis brought us together and focuses on how the COVID-19 pandemic has helped us develop new capacities to build community resilience and promote social cohesion
Faith communities play an important part in people’s lives, and most significantly during times of crisis. 2020 was a year of challenge and uncertainty for Australia’s faith communities with the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Faith communities feel great concern for the well-being of humanity at this time, and particularly for those in society those who are the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
The theme for this interfaith event is Crisis and Victory: How crisis brought us together and focuses on how the COVID-19 pandemic has helped us develop new capacities to build community resilience and promote social cohesion. The event will include a one-hour program of stories shared by representatives of various religions, as well as music and audio-visual presentations.
About World Interfaith Harmony Week
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.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week is based on the pioneering work of The Common Word initiative. This initiative, which started in 2007, called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common fundamental religious Commandments; Love of God, and Love of the Neighbour, without nevertheless compromising any of their own religious tenets. The Two commandments are at the heart of the three Monotheistic religions and therefore provide the most solid theological ground possible.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week extends the Two Commandments by adding ‘Love of the Good, and Love of the Neighbour’. This formula includes all people of goodwill. It includes those of other faiths, and those with no faith.
DATE: Sunday 7 February 2020 at 2pm
Online Event using ZOOM
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Location: A Zoom link will be sent to you upon receipt of your RSVP
HOSTED BY The Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the City of Brisbane Inc.