Ideas and Inspirations for World Interfaith Harmony Week

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In this series, URI Senior Consultant Sally Mahé shares ideas and inspirations for World Interfaith Harmony Week from the URI global community.

Working for interfaith harmony happens every day by URI Cooperation Circles all over the world. World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW), the first week of every February, is a special time to celebrate and make real the vision of interfaith harmony for all. Enjoy these inspirations for WIHW.


Inspiration for WIHW - The URI Preamble

Read words from the opening of URI's Preamble and a quote from Executive Director Victor Kazanjian.

Inspiration for WIHW - Swami Vivekananda

Read a quote from Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address to the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 1893.

Inspiration for WIHW - Surprised by Friendship

David Cooperidder, designer of the Appreciative Interview format, reflects on a meeting for religious leaders.

Inspiration for WIHW - Prayer for Religious Leaders

Read a prayer by Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein, 2009 Founder and Director of Elijah Interfaith Institute.

Inspiration for WIHW - One Song Poem

Read a translation of One Song by Rumi.

Inspiration for WIHW - Diversity and Commonality in Dialogue

Diversity is not the stumbling block to dialogue, but the prerequisite for it.

Inspiration for WIHW - Poem, The Truth of the One

Read a poem from a URI Cooperation Circle member in Denmark.