The Power of Interfaith Work was the theme of a dinner event held the Sayeda Khadija Centre on Sunday evening to launch the World Interfaith Harmony Week in the Greater Toronto Area.
Based The Common Word Initiative, World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed to 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.
The Faith of Life Network and St. Philip’s Lutheran Church hosted the gathering that brought together people of various Faith communities. A panel of speakers addressed the value of interfaith work and guests engaged in discussions over dinner.
The Rev. Dr. David Pfrimmer of the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary delivered the keynote address.
World Interfaith Harmony Week seeks to bring together all people of good will, regardless of faith, to learn about each other and find ways to work together on common agendas.
“We are committed to creating a world characterized by peace, social justice and a sustainable environment by cooperating with efforts around the world to bring about interfaith cooperation and intercultural dialogue” states the World Interfaith Harmony Week Organization.
“We respect all faiths and beliefs and peoples of goodwill, and believe there is great value in knowing each other and working together.”