UN World Interfaith Harmony Week & SNV

UNITED NATIONS: Press Release

Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, President of the Association for Global New Thought and Founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, will be speaking on Tuesday, February 7th, at the United Nations General Assembly.

Rev. Michael joins speakers from the world’s great religious and spiritual traditions called together by General Assembly President, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, to celebrate the importance of World Interfaith Harmony Week, taking place during the 15th Annual Season for Nonviolence (SNV).  Everyone is invited to view the LIVE UN Webcast (free).

I am sharing today the press release and the link to both the United Nations  webcast and the statement about World Interfaith Harmony Week, in order to highlight the way on which the Seasons for Nonviolence (of which Rev. Beckwith is co-chair) works with the United Nations to build a culture of peace worldwide.  It is a job for all of us.

World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event to be observed during the first week of February starting in 2011.

Recognizing the imperative need for dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people, the General Assembly encourages all States to support during that week the spread of the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world’s churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship, on a voluntary basis and according to their own religious traditions or convictions.

Tomorrow is the first year of the Season for nonviolence, and, as promised I will start highlighting a quality of peacemaking each day.  The first will be COURAGE.  Hope you find something meaningful in my sharing.

Peace and Blessings,

“revgerry”

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