CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES For the Weeklong Celebration of WIHW 2017

Many Schools and Institutions have promised to participate on this Special Week-long Activities of the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) through the listed activities of the program.

Special Acknowledgments go to:

• Ateneo de Zamboanga University
• Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST)
• Secondary Schools Under DepED
• Commission on Higher Education (CHED)

February 1, 2017 (Wednesday)

Blood and Milk Letting

Doing this kind of activity will be a big help to those people (babies and adult) who are most in need. We are also helping to overcome cultural and religious barriers. physical and Cultural sensitivities are considered and respected.

Venue and Parter/s:

Sinunuc Barangay Covered Court and Health Center, Sinunuc, Zamboanga City
9am -12NN
Sponsored by: Zamboanga City Medical Center

Building and Harmonizing Communities: Partaking of Noah’s Pudding 
(Ashura Ceremony )

Sharing of joy with the neighbors, friends and the people who are in need via Ashura, to unite in diversity, solidarity, and living in harmony.

Venue and Partner/s:

Filipino-Turkish Tolerance School Campus, Pitogo, Sinunuc, Zamboanga City
9am -11am
Sponsored by:
Filipino-Turkish Tolerance School

Forum with the Tricycle Operators and Drivers

This activity aims to inform the drivers the essence of Interfaith Harmony in order to share also this spirit to the passengers.

Venue and Partner/s:

Small Conference, Pastoral Center, Nuñez Extension, Zamboanga City
10:30am – 12NN
Sponsored by: Silsilah Dialogue Movement and Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association


To balance the energy in the body.

Venue and Partner/s:

Center for Holistic Center, Harmony Village, Pitogo, Sinunuc, Zamboanga City
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sponsored by:
Center for Holistic Health Care

February 2, 2017 (Thursday)

Symposium on “Religions for Peace”

For the formation of the student leaders, faculty members, parents, and the Barangay Tulungatung Community Leaders

Venue and Partner/s:

Tulungatung National High School Campus, Tulungatung, Zamboanga City
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sponsored by:
Tulungatung National High School and Silsilah Formation Team

Healthy Body, Heart, and Mind.
Medical Check –up with Random Blood sugar, Cholesterol and Uric Acid

1. Facilitate maintenance of sound and healthy body and mind.

2. Enhance harmony with the self by staying fit and healthy

Venue and Partner/s:

Emmaus Padayon Center, Martha Drive, Sta. Catalina, Zamboanga City.
8:30am – 12:00NN
Sponsored by: West Metro Medical Center and Emmaus Dialogue Community

Convergence of Leaders at the Barangay level

1. Educate and inform barangay leaders regarding Children and Women Protection Policies and laws.

2. Reflect and share on the possible ways and means of rehabilitation of drug users / cases

Venue and Parner/s:

Sapphire Hall, Grand Astoria Hotel, Mayor Jaldon St. , Zamboanga City
8:00am -5:00pm
Sponsored by: DILG – Zamboanga and the Interfaith Council of Zamboanga City

February 03, 2017 (Friday)

Silsilah School of Holistic Care

Closing celebration of the Five-Week Silsilah School of Holistic Care.  During this closing activity, the invited guests share experiences and messages to highlight the importance of this school in relation to the WIHW celebration.

Venue and Partner/s:

Crystal Hall, Grand Astoria Hotel, Mayor Jaldon St. , Zamboanga City
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Sponsored by: Center for Holistic Health Care of Silsilah Dialogue Movement

Presentation of the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) in Muslim communities.

To build friendship and harmonious relationships among people of different religions and cultures and encourage all Muslim communities to spread the message of Interfaith Harmony.

Venue and Partner/s:

Muslim Communities, Mosque, Madaris and Alive Teachers are invited during the Friday Prayer or other time of the week  to present the spirit of the WIHW.

Symposium on the Importance of Strong Inter-Religious Faith in the Campus

Commemorate the WIHW 2017 stressing and addressing the importance of Faith in the daily life of individual/students in coping college life.

Venue and Partner/s:

Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST)
Sponsored by: ZSCMST

February 5, 2017 (Sunday)

Harmonizing Communities through:
World Interfaith Harmony Prayers and Messages at the Eucharistic Celebration and Services in different Christian Communities

To spread the spirit of the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) especially on Sunday inviting those present to Christian Celebrations to internalize  the spirit of the WIHW. The Commission on Interreligious Dialogue of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga (CIRD –AZ) prepared  guidelines and reflections for the Catholics. Other Christian denominations will also spread the spirit of the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) in their communities.

Venue and Partner/s:

Parishes of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga and other Christian Denominations. Sponsored by: the Commission on Interreligious Dialogue of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga (CIRD-AZ) and other Christian Churches.

February 6, 2017 (Monday)

Flag Ceremony of various agencies and offices commemorating WIHW

To give attention to the celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2017 and to inform the public on the message of “Love of God and Love of Neighbor and the Love of the Common Good” we propose to all sectors of our society to give special attention to this event on February 06, 2017 (Monday).

Venue and Partner/s:

This activity is traditionally sponsored by the Interfaith groups of Zamboanga, schools, and other government institutions.
The ZSCMST on this occasion will have an inter-College Extemporaneous speech competition

Sharing and Bonding with the Elderly

Giving one’s time to care for the old people especially those who were abandoned by their families. To let them feel they are being loved and cared for by others.

Venue and Partner/s:

Home for the Elderly, Talon –Talon, Zamboanga City
9:00am – 11am
Sponsored by: Commission on Higher Education (CHED)

Education-Formation for Zamboanga City Jail Male Inmates: “Poster and Slogan Making Contest”

Poster and Slogan Making Contest. These initiative is added to the weekly Formation given in the City Jail by Silsilah. These can give hope, love and courage to the detainees of Zamboanga City Jail.

Venue and Partner/s:

Zamboanga City Jail, Zone I, Valera St., Zamboanga City
9:00am – 11:00am
Sponsored by : Silsilah Peace and Development Services (SPDS)

February 7, 2017 (Tuesday)

Symposium on Harmonizing  Tri–people in the community

a. To foster closer relationship among tri ­– people in the community.

b. To instill awareness on the culture of the tri –people.

c. To create a peaceful tri–people community living harmoniously.

Venue and Partner/s:

Barangay Hall, Sta. Catalina
8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Sponsored by: National Commission on Muslim Filipinos and Zamboanga City Police Office-PNP

 Harmony Youth Day

This activity aims to create an avenue for the young people of diverse cultures and religions to come together to experience and establish good relationships and to strengthen the common good between Muslims, Christians and people of other living faiths. “The Love of God and Love of One’s Neighbor” is a ground of understanding for all, engaging the youth in creating a more peaceful world. At the same time this is also a gathering of student leaders coming from different schools, colleges and universities.

Venue and Partner/s:

Royce Convention Center, Grand Astoria Hotel, Mayor Jaldon St., Zamboanga City
Sponsored by: Silpeace Youth (School-Based), DepEd, and CHED.