Toronto Interfaith Group Issues Call to Action for Faith Leaders Everywhere to Participate in Interfaith Harmony Week

February 17, 2022

The World Interfaith Harmony Week Toronto Steering Committee has announced the release of its video, “The Power of Proclamations.” The Committee presented the full program by the same name at the 2021 Parliament of the World’s Religions, hosted virtually on October 16-18th.

World Interfaith Harmony Week is based on a unanimously adopted October 2010 United Nations Declaration sponsored by HM King Abdullah II of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan as a means by which people of faith or no faith can engage and learn together about how we share the same humanity and that our differences need not divide us.

Toronto just celebrated 10 years of World Interfaith Harmony Week and 10 years of official City of Toronto support through the issuance of Official Declarations of February 1-7 as World Interfaith Harmony Week.

The video is a call out to grassroots faith leaders and organizations around the world, and is designed to help people to organize events in their cities and towns and ask for official support from their cities.

For a link to the video, as well as information about World Interfaith Harmony Week and the Toronto events schedule for 2022, please visit www.interfaithtoronto.ca​​​​​​​

The Power of Proclamations

A program organized by World Interfaith Harmony Week Toronto Steering Committee, which premiered at the St Philips Interfaith Service hosted in early February.

An Intro On the Committee

In 2019, World Interfaith Harmony Week Toronto Steering Committee Chairs, John Voorpostel and Michelle Singh, joined the Parliament for a special WIHW webinar.

The celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week continues until Wednesday, March 2nd.

Learn more at WorldInterfaithHarmonyWeek.com


Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.


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