2022 World Interfaith Harmony Week Lecture

World Interfaith Harmony Week Logo - smallProfessor Douglas Ezzy of University of Tasmania will deliver the 2022 World Interfaith Harmony Week lecture on Tuesday 1 February 2022, on the topic of Religious freedom, discrimination, and living well together. This will an online event, hosted by Religions for Peace Australia Victoria Branch, Tasmania Branch and the Multifaith Association of South Australia.

World Interfaith Harmony Week came about as a result of a UN resolution for a worldwide week of interfaith harmony proposed in 2010 by HM King Abdullah II and HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan. It seeks to spread the message of harmony and tolerance among the followers of the three monotheistic faiths and all the world’s religions. It also seeks to promote the common basis of “Love of God and Love of the Neighbour, or Love of the Good and Love of the Neighbour” among religions to safeguard world peace. Its message invites everyone, excludes no one, and is purely voluntary. Further information is provided on the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week web pages and the World Interfaith Harmony Week website.

Douglas Ezzy PhD

Prof. Douglas Ezzy

Douglas Ezzy PhD is Professor of Sociology at the University of Tasmania, Australia. He is lead investigator of the Australian Research Council Discovery project “Religious Diversity in Australia” and a second ARC project on “Religious freedom, LGBT+ employees, and the right to discriminate”. He is a co-investigator on the Canadian “Nonreligion in a Complex Future” project lead by Professor Lori Beaman. He has been president of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion and editor of the Journal for the Academic Study of Religion. His books include LGBT Christians (2017, with Bronwyn Fielder), Reinventing Church (2016, with Helen and James Collins), and Teenage Witches (2007, with Helen Berger).

Event Details

Event: 2022 World Interfaith Harmony Week Lecture
Program: Religious freedom, discrimination, and living well together.
Host: Religions for Peace Australia: Victoria Branch, Tasmania Branch
Date: Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 7pm AEDT (6.30 SA, 6pm Qld, 5.30 NT, 4pm WA)
Venue: via Zoom (details to be sent upon RSVP)
Cost: Free
Bookings: Online at TryBooking

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United Nations - World Interfaith Harmony Week
Video of 2021 World Interfaith Harmony Week lecture by Senator Patrick Dodson is found here: https://religionsforpeaceaustralia.org.au/?p=12939