New Year message from Ms Audrey E. Kitagawa, Chair, Parliament of the World’s Religions
We welcome in 2020 with gratitude for your participation that made the tremendous growth in the global interfaith movement possible. Numerous faith traditions, leading guiding institutions, and civic organizations are increasingly acknowledging the importance of working with communities of faith to address global challenges. This paradigm of cooperative engagement accelerates our ability to achieve our common goals for the betterment of humanity.
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Summary of highlights for 2020 include:
World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIFHW) - February 1-7.
Earth Day 2020 (April 22nd), will celebrate its 50th Anniversary and is seeking to enlist more than one billion people and create a new generation of climate activists. The Parliament’s Climate Action Task Force will announce important initiatives as a run up to Earth Day 2020, and will continue the development of its ground breaking Climate Commitments Project.
August 6, and 9, 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Parliament will continue its work for the abolition of nuclear weapons throughout 2020, and beyond.
September 25, 2020 will mark the 5th Anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals, (SDG).
The Parliament will support the UN Strategy and Plan of Action Against Hate Speech.
The Parliament will also support the UN Plan of Action to Safeguard Religious Sites