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World Interfaith Harmony Week Supported by Manchester Young Singles

Back in 2010, The United Nations General Council passed a new resolution which established the World Interfaith Harmony Week, to be held during the first week of February each year. The objective of this initiative was to “support, on a voluntary basis, the spread of the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world’s churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship during that week based on Love of God and Love of the Neighbour.”

Members of the Manchester Young Single Adult congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints noticed that the Chinese New Year coincided with the Interfaith Harmony Week and decided to celebrate both at the same time. The evening activity combined socialising and fun with games and food. 

Some of the full-time missionaries serving in the congregation are from China and Taiwan and they made over 300 dumplings which were very popular with the guests, many of whom were Chinese students from the nearby university. It was interesting to note that many of the people who attended were from different faiths and countries and Joe Dryden, one of the Young Single Adults commented, “Overall it was a wonderful night when many people, from varied walks of life, were able to come together to enjoy themselves”.

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