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Have faith to solve world's difficulties; Faiths IN OUR CITY.


FAITH promotes values for common good, understanding, respect, tolerance, mercy compassion, and forgiveness.

Faith is recognised as a meaningful force that not only enhances and improves the quality of life of people, but also has a great potential of establishing world peace.

The UK government has developed a policy of promoting faith at all levels. Numerous faith and interfaith organisations have been set up.

An annual Interfaith Week has been declared in the UK to showcase its principal activities.

The United Nations has also realised that faith has an important role to play and has declared an annual World Interfaith Harmony Week. In the UK it is being celebrated from February 1-7. Its objectives are: Reaffirming that mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace.

Proclaiming the first week of February of every year the World Interfaith Harmony Week between all religions, faiths and beliefs.

Encouraging all states to support, on a voluntary basis, the spread of the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world's churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship during that week, based on love of God and love of one's neighbour or on love of the good and love of one's neighbour, each according to their own religious traditions or convictions.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's letter of support stated that at a time when the world is faced with many simultaneous security, environmental, humanitarian and economic problems, enhanced tolerance and understanding are fundamental for a resilient and vibrant international society.

Bhai Sahib Bhai Dr Mohinder Singh, a Sikh member of the Birmingham Faith Leaders' Group, is hosting an open event at the Nishkam Centre at 6 Soho Road, Handsworth, on Sunday from 4-6pm to celebrate UN World Interfaith Harmony Week. An exhibition has been set up at its heritage centre.

There will be an exciting and stimulating programme at the centre which will comprise of classical musical recital, and an introductory keynote speech be Dr Singh followed by short speeches by various faith leaders and a discussion, ending in serving of a traditional vegetarian meal. All are invited to attend this event.

Sewa Singh Mandla, Member of GNNSJ & the Birmingham Faith Leaders' Group.
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Date:Feb 5, 2011
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