SKY’s World Interfaith Harmony Week 1-7 February & International Day of Human Fraternity Statement
World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW), conceived to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence, was first proposed by King Abdullah II of Jordan at the United Nations in 2010. This was quickly adopted by the UN General Assembly (resolution A/RES/65/5) (UN).
Recognizing the imperative need for dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony, and cooperation among people, the General Assembly encourages all States to spread the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world’s churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, and other places of worship during that week, on a voluntary basis and according to their own religious traditions or convictions.
As Suomen Kulttuurienvälinen Yhteisö (SKY) working group, we hold an aim of developing a community of shared values, shared challenges, and equal opportunity within Finland, based on a sense of cooperation, trust, hope, and reciprocity among all living in Finland.
We hereby once more confirm our faith in unity in diversity and wish everyone a more harmonious society wherever they live. Likewise, we declare our readiness and commitment towards any good and cooperation.
Sincerely Suomen Kulttuurienvälinen Yhteisö (SKY)