UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2021
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, Interfaith Harmony Halifax has chosen to publish on this website the opportunities offered by the participating faith communities during World Interfaith Harmony Week in 2021. Anyone wishing an In-Person visit may notice that some community websites may provide options for both online and In-Person visits, depending on the NS Health Authority regulations at the time. Interfaith Harmony Halifax accepts no liability if someone chooses an In-Person visit and subsequently contracts the Corona-19 virus. Assess your own risk of acquiring COVID-19 and decide whether you should visit a faith community by doing a self-assessment: have you travelled, been in contact with someone who has and is self–isolating, do or feel unwell? If you answered yes to any of these questions, do not make the In-Person visit. If you plan an In-Person visit, follow the directions of those specific faith communities. Wearing a mask and observing social distancing are fundamentals. Specific directions for visitors are found under the Guide for Guests for the faith communities that offer In-Person visits.
Notes on Using Zoom and Netiquette:
A number of the faith communities will be available online via the free platform, Zoom. If you have never used Zoom before, please give yourself an extra five minutes to download it. For the best experience, use the app or a computer rather than just the audio. We ask that you follow some simple guidelines while in the sessions to make this an enjoyable event for all:
- Mute your microphone once you have arrived in the group. This will prevent people from talking over each other or picking up background noise.
- There will be no recording of any of the sessions allowed.
- Be patient if there is a lag or freezing, or if you lose connection and need to rejoin the meeting. The internet is in high demand right now and is thus causing some issues.
- And, please be courteous and respectful.