RISSC Report 4/5/2014
Ceremony of World Interfaith Harmony Week held in Jordan
Jordanian King Abdullah II gives award to one of the winners at the ceremony of King Abdullah II Ibn al Hussein prize for the World Interfaith Harmony Week in Amman, Jordan on April 27, 2014. The World Interfaith Harmony Week is a time set by the UN for promotion of interfaith harmony and understanding amongst religions. The idea for the week was proposed to the General Assembly by Jordan in Sept. 2010 and officially adopted by the assembly the following month.
US Muslims Walk Against Hunger
Muslim community leaders in the Greater Boston area are putting final touches on their planned “Walk Against Hunger” on Sunday, May 4, teaming up with Project Bread to raise awareness of the reality of hunger in the state and apply Islamic ethics of helping the poor and needy.
“On Sunday, May 4th, Muslims Against Hunger is proud to be joining in Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger,” a statement published at Project Bread website reads.
King patronizes world interfaith harmony week prize
His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Sunday, patronized a ceremony in honor of the winners of the King Abdullah Prize for the World Interfaith Harmony Week.
In attendance were a number of royal family members as well as religious leaders and scholars from across the world.
The prize was launched last year to recognize three outstanding activities marking the world interfaith harmony week, which takes place during the first week of February each year.
Proposed by King Abdullah II during the 65 United Nations General Assembly session in 2010, the World Interfaith Harmony Week was unanimously adopted by the UN, and is now being observed by countries worldwide through a variety of events.