World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event, which was iniciated by United Nations in 2011 is observed during the first week of February.
Tro i Harmoni (Belief in harmony) is the Danish interfaith organisation that is coordinating the events that will be taking place in Copenhagen. During the following week we will get the opportunity to welcome and be welcomed by members of other faiths.
Sunday 2nd February at 4 P.M.
There will be a service at Helligåndskirke (Church of the Holy Spirit) in Strøget (walking street). The Bishop of Copenhagen, Peter Skov-Jakobsen will give a sermon and also invite guests to present greetings and light candles in accordance with their own traditions and beliefs.
Tuesday 4th February 6 – 8 pm.
Den Store Moske, Vingelodden 1, København N. Safet Bektovic, a Muslim university teacher, will talk about significant parallels between the philosophy of Søren Kirkegaard and Sufi-Islamic philosophy.
Thursday 6th February 7 – 9 p.m.
Verdenskurltur Centret, Nørre Alle 7, Nørrebro. How do people of different faiths pray? Ani Tenzin a Buddhist nun, Jair Melchior a Jewish rabbi, Mia Rahr Jacobsen a Christian street-minister and Naveed Baig a Muslim imam will talk about their traditions and customs with regard to praying.
Global chain of light.
''The lamps are different, but the light is the same.''
Belief in Harmony is going to arrange a virtual global chain of lights and they hope that both individuals and congregations all over the world will light a candle for respect, openness and peaceful coexistence between people of different faiths. So far congregations and peace-groups from, for example: Lebanon, Kenya, Palestine, South Carolina and France have signed up for the event.
Belief in Harmoni is starting a one-year dialogue-project that will include 8th grade pupils from three schools: Jewish, Muslim and Christian.