Friday, February 4, 2011

World Interfaith Harmony Week - Working Toward One Religion

The first seven days of February were designated World Interfaith Harmony Week by the UN at the proposal of King Abdullah II and Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan.

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The week is intended to encourage people of all beliefs and even those of no set religious beliefs, to build harmony, cooperation and understanding through dialogue. It has at its heart the precept of “Love of God and love of the neighbour."

Scheduled activities at the conference begin today. URI (United Religions Initiative), the world’s largest grassroots interfaith organization, has helped launch the first annual United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, February 1-7 2011. The new URI has provided ideas for action by individuals and groups alike, including interfaith gatherings, community service projects and social networking as ways to bridge the religious divide and build relationships of trust.[1]

URI is a global network of 500 grassroots organizations, called Cooperation Circles, dedicated to peace and justice through interfaith and cross-cultural cooperation. This organization was all founded by California's Episcopal Bishop William Swing in 1996.

The week of interfaith dialogue all sounds wonderful, until you know just where it will all lead - a one world religion. The unification of the various national identities, races, and religions can only be achieved through the eradication of sin. That means only through the Lord Jesus Christ can we become perfectly one.

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3:28