In this historic action the UN General Assembly recognized the possibility and necessity for the believers in the major world religions to facilitate peace building and to engage in the global moral issues of poverty, hunger, health care, environmental destruction, and other world challenges. Clergy and congregations are asked to focus during this week on
- learning about the faith and beliefs of followers of other religious traditions,
- remembering interfaith cooperation in prayers and messages, and
- sharing together in cooperative compassionate care for persons suffering and marginalized in local communities.
For further information and resources go to www.worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com .
-- Larry Ulrich is the Church of the Brethren representative on the Interfaith Relations Commission of the National Council of Churches.