Join the Countdown to UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2021

November 18, 2020

The Parliament of the World’s Religions joins the global interfaith movement in the countdown to the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week. Observances for 2021 World Interfaith Harmony Week will likely be different for each observing community as nations around the world continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Parliament remains a committed partner of organizers around the world.
Countdown to UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2021

As part of our countdown to the official observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week from January 30th to February 28th, 2021, the Parliament is partnering with the World Interfaith Harmony Week initiative to launch a study in order to explore the engagement of the global interfaith movement with UN World Interfaith Harmony Week and the H.M. King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize.

This joint study aims to learn more about the observances and engagement in the last decade and the work planned for the future in an ever-changing world. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey regarding your engagement in World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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Observing UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2021

The World Interfaith Harmony Week initiative encourages organizers to ask themselves the question, “How can we socially distance but remain socially connected in these challenging times?”

The Parliament remains a steadfast supporter of the observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week. Now more than ever, the interfaith movement is needed to foster inclusion, harmony, and inspiration for our communities.
As our communities continue to grapple with COVID-19, we encourage organizers to host virtual observances to protect their communities. And if your local government allows physical events, we implore that all COVID-19 guidelines are followed.

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The 2021 H.M. King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize

The H.M. King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize recognizes the three best events organized during the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week which best promote the goals of the World Interfaith Harmony Week initiative. Prizes are awarded to each event that is judged to have been most successful in promoting interfaith harmony and impacting religious understanding.
The annual prizes and awards are worth over $50,000. Please note that the cash prizes for 2021 are different from previous years:

1st Prize is $5,000
2nd Prize is $3,000
3rd Prize is $1,000

To enter the 2021 prize:

  • the event must be held between January 30th and February 28th, 2021
  • the event must be submitted/registered on the WIHW website
  • an event report must be submitted by March 7th, 2021 on the WIHW website

Learn more about the Prize at WorldInterfaithHarmonyWeek.com


Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions is headquartered in the City of Chicago, the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations, and other tribes such as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, and Fox. 

PoWR recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land. We remain committed to the advancement of dignity and justice for Indigenous Peoples’ and their communities in the region and around the world.


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