Tag: #peace

United Religions Initiative and United Nations Environment Programme launch the ‘Faith for Earth Councilors Program’

In partnership with UNEP Faith for Earth Initiative, and the United Religions Initiative’s response to the climate crisis, the UNEP-URI India office seeks to launch the Faith for Earth Councilors Program.  The program offers hands-on training that unites FBOs and collective action for the protection of our Mother Nature. This Program seeks to create a network of…
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The Crossroads of Faith

By Nadia O’Brien If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it is that when nature hit us with all that it could, it did not discriminate. It did not yield. Covid-19 has done us all in, irrespective of whether we are black, brown, Caucasian or Asian, rich or poor, differently-abled or not, man, woman or child,…
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The Diaspora- A Force of Positive Change

Children on foreign land, with nervous minds and curious hearts, With diverse neighbours, The utopia of differences, And vivid memories. In the world of fear and so much at stake, The children of the earth find love and care. They find uniqueness out and within, And, togetherness wins. With new cultures, homes, and deity, Surrounding…
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Building a Home away from Home

By Riddhima Poddar The first week of February is observed as the World Interfaith Harmony Week across the globe. Its inception dates back to September 23rd, 2010, when H.M King Abdullah II of Jordan proposed the idea at the Plenary Session of the 65th United Nations General Assembly in New York. The draft resolution proposed…
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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2021

Photography Competition  DIASPORAS OF INDIA: Connecting, Contesting and Converging The theme for the World Interfaith Harmony Week this year is ‘Diaspora’, being one of the most prominent and often controversial manifestations of increased globalization. The connection between migrants and people who have stayed at home has profound effects on societies in the country of origin…
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Enmity and Friendship- Perspectives from Islam

As a part of the International Day of Peace celebration at URI in 2020, Mr. Basit Jamal, our CC member from Brotherhood of Humanity, authored the book – A Brief Introduction to Friendship and Enmity in Islam. The book was finally completed in December 2020, and here we present this beautiful perspective for you to…
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The Deadline.

Tick tock tick tock…  the time is ticking away.  All one has to do is keep a check of the clock in Union Square to get an idea of how long one has before the Earth calls for a time out on humanity. We began as beings who roamed the planet in search of food…
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The Lessons of Christmas

-Nadia O’Brien Biblically speaking, Christmas marks the birth of Jesus Christ, in a manger, in a stable, in the town of Bethlehem. It had been a long day, and an even longer night for Joseph and Mary, who went door to door looking for shelter, but there was nothing available. Finally, an innkeeper said there…
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Human Rights & Faith For People Who Use Drugs in Times of Pandemic

Friday, 11th December, 12:00 noon IST According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognised by the United Nations, all human beings are free and equal, have the right to no discrimination, torture and inhuman treatment, and possess the right to access the basic social services. People who use drugs often have to deal with…
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Understanding Hearts and Minds

An Exploration into Some Female Madrasahs in Dhaka I shall be extremely blunt for once: in the contemporary world, violent extremism has risen at an alarming level. But more problematic with the rise of violent extremism is the miasma surrounding the phenomenon. Why does violent extremism feel appealing to people? Why do people engage in…
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