World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week

In recognition of World Interfaith Harmony Week, the College of William & Mary is holding a1-day conference on Sunday February 2, 2014, in the Commonwealth Auditorium from 10:00am-4pm.

 Keynote Address:

 H.E. Ebrahim Rasool, South African Ambassador to the United States 

“How Interfaith Cooperation Helped Defeat Apartheid”

 Additional Speakers:

Dr. Cynthia Mahmoud, University of Notre Dame

“Interfaith Cooperation and the Potential for Peace in Kashmir”

 Dr. Sarhang Hamasaeed, United States Institute for Peace

“Interfaith Solidarity in the Kurdish Struggle for Autonomy”

Ms. Dena Trugman, Interfaith Youth Core

“Developing Campus Interfaith Activism”

 Co-Sponsors:  Center for Student Diversity, Office of Community Engagement, Student Activities, Muslim Students Association and the Reves Center for International Studies

 On October 20, 2010, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing the first week of February as World Interfaith Harmony Week.  Building on the UN Alliance of Civilizations, World Interfaith Harmony Week provides a platform for promoting peace and non-violence, and eliminating intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief.  World Interfaith Harmony Week invites peoples of all faiths and none to participate in activities during that week that promote its goals and impact religious understanding.