The World Interfaith Harmony Week was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly on 20 October 2010. In the resolution, the General Assembly, points out that mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace and established World Interfaith Harmony Week as a way to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith, all done on a total voluntary basis.
Showing togetherness, several organizations as:
Center for Dansk-Muslimske Relationer- www.cedar.nu ; EMISCO- www.emisco.eu ; ENAR- www.enar-eu.org ; Soteria International - www.soteriainternational.org ; Youth for Human Rights - www.ungeformenneskeret tigheder.dk ; United for Human Rights – www.humanrights.com ; Vejen til lykke – www.vejentillykke.dk The Danish Baha'I Community - http://www.bahai.dk/ ; Scientology Volunteer Ministers - https://www.freedommag.org join the WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK, creating an event together and in this way celebrating the inclusiveness of all faiths in our lives.
The event is open to all people, all faiths and religions and will take place:
Date & Time: SATURDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 2018 from 13.00 – 16.00.
Address: Tent city at Nytorv, Copenhagen K.
Globalization demands inclusiveness implying that people from different religious traditions must
learn to share the same society under the protection of the law. As national laws and society has local historic roots, it may fail to properly recognize unfamiliar religious practices, with an unfamiliar cultural root.
The event is an anti-discrimination effort to further religious freedom in Denmark and Europe. We invite NGOs, politicians, scholars, human right campaigners and religious practitioners to join the event and help to create a peaceful, inclusive and sincere gathering.
We will aim at presenting the conclusions in a briefing to mass media, to the Danish Parliament and the Danish Institute of Human Rights.
The Anti-discrimination legislation is based on the constitutional principles of equality in dignity and rights, and on the prohibition of discrimination on illegitimate grounds. As religion, belief, or world view, are among the rights, which should be protected and not be the reason for discrimination. We also want to raise the attention to a possible misunderstanding of religious practices that the majority society, may not like or accept thus generate possible discrimination.
As we all know, it is a major obligation of all EU member states to respect and protect the freedom of conscience, thought and religion and to combat discrimination, and substantial resources are investedSoteria International considers to diminish the symptoms oforient more to identify problems or conflicts, discrimination and non- tolerance. Still, discrimination, not only coming from outside, but also going towards a more functional and non-tolerance continues to challenge our societies.
Public fear and ignorance regarding unfamiliar religious traditions has increased in the last many years. Discrimination and hate speech increasingly targets religious minorities or New Religious Movements and the public debate is increasingly harsh regarding various groups that are perceived foreign by the society.
Very often, conflicts, discrimination, and non-tolerance stem from the lack of diversity and from the dichotomy created by the idea of being right or wrong in our beliefs. However, it is in fact very important to embrace diversity and to understand it, in an inclusive and humanistic manner. After all, we all have the same origin as human beings, and diversity is nothing other than a great opportunity for enrichment.