World Religion Day is commemorated every third Sunday of January. This year, it will be on the 16th of January. Its mission is to promote religious understanding and peace by encouraging people to learn about other faiths and the people who practice them.
It was founded by Bahá’i believers, who believed that all religions share common characteristics and should be treated equally. They believed in a single God who was mentioned by different names in different religions. Adherents of the Bahá’ faith believed that all humans, regardless of faith, are born equal and entitled to the same rights.
How Is World Religions Day Recognized?
World Religion Day is observed in a variety of ways. However, the majority of people attend special services that emphasize respect for other religions and reflection on their universal message. That is, we should all treat each other with respect and understanding to make the world a better place for everyone
How Do We Commemorate World Religions Day?
• Take the time to learn about different faiths from around the world;
• Be aware of how many different religions exist, even the smaller, lesser-known ones.
The following are the goals of World Religion Day:
- To foster mutual understanding among all religions
- By uniting everyone, regardless of religious beliefs, we can create a better world for everyone.