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The Halifax Baha'i Community is delighted to participate in and to sponsor Interfaith Harmony Halifax 2021 again this year. Look for our contributions in the Interfaith Conversations panel (Jan 31st), Sacred Spaces events (Feb 6th), Messages of Hope (ongoing) and the Celebration event (Feb 7h). We have also committed to the Declaration of Interfaith Peace and Friendship.

The Baha’i Community of Halifax joins the Interfaith Harmony Halifax Declaration.

"Given the many tragic events around the world, directly or indirectly related to religious intolerance, misunderstanding and/or ignorance, World Interfaith Harmony Week offers a very meaningful opportunity for mutual self-reflection, open-mindedness, respect and understanding.

"It provides us all with a very precious chance to sit, breathe, pray, sing, and even eat and celebrate with others. We can speak of how you invited me into your sacred space and I invited you into mine. We learned each other’s name through the sound of each other’s voice. We came to know each other through the warmth of understanding, peace and friendship.

"We acknowledge the diverse faiths, spiritual paths, and secular beliefs within our community and world.

"We respect the equality of rights and privileges of residents from all our diverse communities, promote zero tolerance of discrimination, and recognize the diverse needs of our communities.

"We affirm and appreciate that there can be harmony and strength through this diversity, and will support programs like the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week that promote peace and friendship among our diverse communities.

"And we invite all sectors - business, education, health, human rights, justice, non-profit, political, government, and faith communities - to publicly make this declaration before or during the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.

See the "Wall of Declaration"

A Statement of the Baha'i International Community on the Occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations. New York—21 September 2020

"At the centenary of the United Nations, might it not be possible for all the inhabitants of our common homeland to be confident that we have set in motion a realistic process for building the global order needed to sustain progress in the coming centuries? This is the hope of the Bahá’í International Community and the goal toward which it labors. We echo the poignant appeal long ago voiced by Bahá’u’lláh about the leaders and arbiters of human affairs: “Let them take counsel together and, through anxious and full deliberation, administer to a diseased and sorely afflicted world the remedy it requireth.”

In 1991 the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States issued a statement on the ongoing Racism issues in that country. It still resonates today and provides a much-needed perspective. READ the full Statement.

31 Resources Related to Racism

BahaiBlog.net has produced a series of talks, interviews and other materials on the subject of racial unity and intolerance. See the materials HERE

The Universal House of Justice issues a major statement on World Peace

“Universal peace is the destination towards which humanity has been moving throughout the ages under the influence of the Word of God that has been progressively imparted by the Creator to His creation….”. (See full Letter HERE).

The Universal House of Justice has also made available "The Promise of World Peace" a seminal document on this topic. Available HERE