International Day of Human Fraternity
Date : 4th February
The International Day of Human Fraternity is a global day that celebrates on the 4th of February each year to encourage and promote peace, mutual understanding, and forbearance among individuals of various religions, cultures, and backgrounds. In December 2020, the United Nations General Assembly declared this day through Resolution A/RES/75/200. This day is celebrated annually to coincide with the date of the signing of the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together. The Document on Human Fraternity was signed by Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, and Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar on February 4, 2019, during a historic interfaith meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
It aims to foster dialogue, understanding, and cooperation among personnel of various faiths and cultures, promote peaceful coexistence, and counter extremism and intolerance. Also, this day emphasizes the importance of recognizing and respecting the diversity of religious beliefs and cultural backgrounds. This celebration encourages individuals, communities, organizations, and governments to engage in various activities and initiatives that are related to interreligious and intercultural, such as conferences, seminars, workshops, cultural events, and social initiatives.
Category : Social