2019 UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

In observance of the 2019 UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, the Parliament of the World's Religions made the celebration of WIHW a priority. With the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the Parliament hosted webinars in preparation for WIHW, partnered with interfaith organizers around the world to support their events, and hosted events in Chicago and New York in observance.

World Interfaith Harmony Week Webinar Series

In the lead up to and during the month of February, the Parliament hosted three webinars as part of our World Interfaith Harmony Week Webinar Series. The webinars aimed to raise awareness of World Interfaith Harmony Week and the King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize, as well as provide resources to organizers from experts. You can watch recordings from the webinars available on our YouTube page and read blog posts on the things we learned.

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PoWR Observance of 2019 WIHW

In 2019, the Parliament hosted two breakfast events in celebration of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week in New York City and Chicago.

NYC WIHW Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

Hosted on February 7th, the Parliament's NYC World Interfaith Harmony Week Prayer Breakfast was organized in partnership with the Tzu Chi Foundation. Read more about the event here!

Chicagoland Interfaith Breakfast Celebrating UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

Hosted on February 8th, the Parliament's Interfaith Breakfast celebrated community partners like Faith In PlaceArise ChicagoSacred Space InternationalSpiritual Playdate, and the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago who shared the mission of their organizations and highlighted the ways in which the interfaith harmony is alive and active in the city. Read more about the event here!

It also marked the launch of the Parliament's Chicagoland Interfaith for Good Donation Drive, which was hosted during the month of February by Parliament Staff and partners at the Chicago Theological Seminary and Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center. Over 100 clothing items and three boxes of canned goods were collected and donated to Dress for Success - ChicagoOlive Branch Mission, and Cornerstone Community Outreach.

PoWR Partner Events Celebrate WIHW

A key component of the Parliament's work in observing World Interfaith Harmony Week was in engaging interfaith organizers around the world and supporting them with organization tools, networking resources, and promotion opportunities. Check out highlights from some of the events hosted in our blog!

Stay Engaged!

Remember that the Parliament of the World's Religions is your partner for World Interfaith Harmony Week and we are committed to helping interfaith organizers from around the world by providing them with organization tools, promotion opportunities, and the opportunity to join our growing global network. Explore the ways in which we can support you and you can get involved for the 2020 WIHW at parliamentofreligions.org/WIHW

Questions about the Parliament's celebration of the 2019 World Interfaith Harmony Week? Contact [email protected]