ASFIT To Host A Simple Event To Commemorate World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2021

To mark this year’s world interfaith harmony week, we are excited to host a simple event to promote toleration and to also strength interfaith and intercultural understanding among the youth. 

World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) is an annual event observed during the first week of February. World Interfaith Harmony Week was proclaimed by the General Assembly of United Nations in resolution A/RES/65/5 adopted on 20 October 2010. In the resolution, the General Assembly, points out that mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace and establishes World Interfaith Harmony Week as a way to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith.

Last year, we hosted an interfaith dialogue forum which was attended by senior high school students of Walewale Senior High Technical School in the North East region. This year, we are hoping to host yet another simple event which will include introduction to the basics of conflicts, violence and peace as well a screening of a one-hour long film on violent conflicts, its implications and how a hero saved the lives of his family and many others.

Theme: Strengthening Interfaith And Intercultural Understanding Among The Youth


1. To raise awareness among youth participants on their role in managing and transforming conflicts.
2. To strengthen the understanding of the different concepts around conflicts, violence and peace.
3. To imbibe in participants the need to preserve peace and the importance of using peaceful methods to resolving misunderstandings and disputes.
4. To highlight the strengths of togetherness regardless of religious, political or ethnic affiliation.
Target Audience:
Youth leaders, students leaders, students and community leaders.
Why Is It Important?
Every effort towards peace building, building bridges and reconciliation is crucial especially at a time hate and violent extremism are on the rise across the globe. This event we believe will address a critical need of the community since it will strengthen the idea of toleration and use of nonviolent communication and strategies in addressing misunderstandings and disputes. Participants will understand that conflicts are bound to occur in the everyday human interactions but the major difference occurs in how conflict is approached. Conflict can be transformed or can be escalated depending on our response.
Implementing officer:
This event will be led and coordinated by Issah Toha Shamsoo who is the executive director of this organization. He holds Diploma of Education from the University of Cape Coast, a Mini MBA from the Accra Business School and a certificate on “Using Interreligious Dialogue to Strengthen Peace, Reconciliation and Social Cohesion” from the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue globally known as KAICIID. He is also an ambassador of the Institute for Economics and Peace after completing a course in Activating Positive Peace. 
He has successfully moderated a series of both virtual and face-to-face programs on  themes of peace building.
Call To Action:
In our efforts to build sustainable peace as a youth-led organization, we request that you support our efforts by either donating or volunteering to join our network we so can continue to effectively contribute our quota to the peace efforts of this country as a young people.
To Get Involved: 
For more information:
Call – +233247160042


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  1. Alex B.

    This looks cool!
    Peace to everyone. ^^

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