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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2023

Universal Healing: Awakening the Heart of Humanity

Dates: February 1 to 7, 2023 (everyday)
Time: 9am PST

During World Interfaith Harmony Week, and during the first week of February in 2023, many in the world will focus on our common humanity—explore grave issues that we share and for which we need to find solutions. Special dialogues will occur between groups of different faiths and those opposed to organized religion to search for paths of understanding. Religious and spiritual practices will be shared and experienced, and each participating individual in these practices can expect to be enriched and changed and come closer to realizing that our similarities are stronger and more prevalent than our differences. 

This year to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week (2023) Charter for Compassion and the RISE Team -Religion, Interfaith and Spirituality for Everyone- have created a special experience for you: a daily offering of healing from different traditions of the world. Please register for these events below.

The Heart of Humanity is an Ocean of infinite Love and Peace. It is now time for Universal Healing: awakening to this one Heart, so that we may all be healed. Just as we can open up to the same sky through windows of different shapes and colors, there are many pathways to awakening and healing.

This unique 7-day workshop encompasses healing traditions from different religions and cultures. Using the 7 chakras as windows to Love and Peace, inspired presenters will offer insights and practices to purify and heal our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy fields. They will serve us by facilitating the clearing up of blocks that come in the way of reclaiming oneness with infinite Love and Peace.

Each daily session lasting an hour may include breath work, chanting, meditation, art work and spiritual exercises.

Our intention is to awaken our higher consciousness so that we may connect to the other through the heart, and be of authentic service to God's magnificent creation.

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Day 1 – Root Chakra with Steve Kramer representing Earth Based Spirituality
Delving deeper into our connection to Mother Earth

To find peace in today's chaotic world it is helpful to come from a place of being centered, being grounded. This opens us up to the pathway of healing. Today, we will be working with the ROOT CHAKRA to purify and heal our connection with Gaia, Mother Earth, Pachamama.  The root chakra, an energy center located on the pelvic floor, is the lowest of the seven main chakras. When we get in touch with its energy, we can engage in a more loving union with Mother Earth through grounding.


Day 2 – Sacral Chakra with Mérida McCarthy representing Spiritual and Social Psychology
Delving Deeper into our Relationships and Creation center

Second center is the Lower creative center (superior creative center is 5th chakra) Women "create" babies, and personal life projects are "born" here, then developed through the will in the 3rd chakra, the love and passion of the 4th chakra, and finally manifested and communicated through the 5th. You may feel detached from your own emotions as well as the emotions of the people around you, or you may feel isolated and anxious to be alone and lonely. It’s a vicious cycle that can cause loneliness as well as anxiety. There's a feeling of not belonging anywhere. Find out how to heal these energies here.


Day 3 – Solar Plexus Chakra with Jamal Rahman representing Islamic Sufi Traditions
Delving deeper into our emotions of joy and sorrows

The third Chakra is the seat of our emotions. This Chakra can easily become congested and clenched because we tend to avoid and deny our difficult feelings. The abandoned feelings end up knotted and twisted in the area just above our navel- the third Chakra.

Through a Sufi practice called “Sacred Holding,” we shall aspire, with mercy and gentleness, to acknowledge, heal and integrate the painful feelings. A transformation might occur: anger transmutes into inner vigor, fear into mindfulness, sadness into empathy.

We shall also explore the role of playfulness and laughter to soften the sharp edges of our wounded feelings.


Day 4 – Heart Chakra with Donna Mills representing Cosmic Healing
Delving deeper in The Right to Love and Be Loved

What do we really know about LOVE taught to us in an era of domination? Please join us on the fourth day of The Charter for Compassion Interfaith week, “Walk Through the Chakras.” The Charter has adopted “Healing Ourselves, Healing the World, Delving Deeper” as our 2023 focus. In this session, we will look at the wholeness and holiness of the Heart Chacka, including aspects of the mind, the body, and the spirit. We will delve deeper into new narratives of LOVE co-created in partnership as salve to domination. At its core, LOVE is the living oneness of vital energy, and the most effective way to heal a world shrouded in grief.


Day 5 – Throat Chakra with Rev. Jan Chase and Rev. Dr. Richard Rose representing Christianity
Delving deeper in Communication through Breath and Prayer

The Throat Chakra is located in the area of the throat. This energy center represents our source of verbal expression and the ability to speak our highest truth. The spoken word through the Throat Chakra is a powerful tool we have which can be used to build “Heaven on Earth”, Martin Luther King, Jr’s. “Beloved Community.” To use its power, we need to open and develop our other chakras as well. In this session we show that the Chakra system works to connect heaven and earth through us. This not only occurs in eastern religions, but in a more hidden way through the western religion of Christianity, where the Lord’s Prayer of Jesus, actually paves the way for this inner spiritual opening. This session contains both didactic material and meditative practices to induce the opening of our holy energy centers.


Day 6 – Brow Chakra with Kiran Bali representing Hinduism
Delving Deeper into our knowledge, wisdom and intuition

The Brow Chakra also called the third eye is the center of perception and command. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here. “We” are here. We do not need to seek truth; it is always in front of us. But in order to recognize it a person needs an open, pure consciousness and clear thoughts. While our mind remains cloudy, like a dirty mirror, we see everything hazily and unclearly. It is only in a purified mind and mature consciousness that wisdom and spiritual knowledge can be broadened. Learn more about its healing in this session.


Day 7 – Crown Chakra with Morgana Sythove and Donna Mills representing Paganism
Delving deeper into the Spiritual connection

Until we are capable of anchoring our consciousness in the Brow Chakra our mind oscillates constantly between the human Chakras. All individuals travel along their own pathway, have their own history and their own experiences – but at the end all inevitably reach the same goal, the same truth and the same reality. However, until then it is a long journey. Spirituality is about connection and being aligned with Mother Earth and the Universal Energy that every tradition looks toward. Delve deeper into spirituality and join us today!

NOTE: Session 7 includes a ceremony after the closing words.



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