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The 2017 World Interfaith Harmony Week is Coming!

Now’s your chance to win a $25,000 cash prize
and a gold medal.

First Week of February 2017

Spread The Gift of Love!


In This Newsletter

$50,000+ in Prizes

How to Participate

Submit a Letter of Support

Last Year's Winners

The Judges

About World Interfaith Harmony Week

$50,000+ in Prizes

The 2017 United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) is coming and you can be one of the winners of the annual prizes and awards that are worth over $50,000. A prize will be given to each of the three best events or texts organized during the UN WIHW (first week of February) which best promote the goals of the WIHW. Start organizing and promoting your event(s) now to get a heads start on the competition.

The H.M. King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein Prizes for the World Interfaith Harmony Week are awarded as follows:

  • 1st Prize  – $25,000 and a gold medal
  • 2nd Prize – $15,000 and a silver medal
  • 3rd Prize –   $5,000 and a bronze medal

The prizes will be awarded to those events or texts that are judged to have been most successful in promoting interfaith harmony, and impacting religious understanding.

How to Participate

  1. Register online at
  2. Post your event to our website
  3. Submit supporting materials by 6 March 2017
  4. Notification of awards will be given in March 2017
  5. Prize-giving Ceremony will be held in April 2017

Please view our website to find out more about how to participate.

The prize-giving ceremony will be held in Jordan. (Flights and accommodation will be provided.)

Submit a Letter of Support

We want to send a clear message that the overwhelming number of people from all faith traditions greatly support the call to harmony. Simply send a brief letter of support.

Last Year's Winners

The Winners of the 2016 World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize:
  1. EUCLID "Common Word" Interfaith Harmony Week Pôle Universitaire Euclide (Euclid University)

  2. 2016 World Interfaith Harmony Week-Philippines

  3. Interfaith Harmony Halifax WIHW Report 2016

The prize-giving ceremony took place in April 2016 in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

All Praise belongs to God Alone.

The Judges

The Judges for the 2017 World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize:

    • H.R.H. Princess Areej Ghazi

    • H.B. Patriarch Theophilus III – Patriarch of the Holy City, Palestine and Jordan

    • H.E. Sheikh Dr Ali Gomaa – former Grand Mufti of the Arab Republic of Egypt

    • H.E. Bishop Munib Yunan – Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, and President of the World Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches

    • Sheikh Usama al-Sayyid Al-Azhari – Professor at Al-Azhar University

    • Father Nabil Haddad – Founder and Executive Director of the Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Centre

    • Dr. Minwer Al-Mheid – Director of the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought

    About World Interfaith Harmony Week

    World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the United Nations General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February, every year, will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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