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Wellington Interfaith Council Honoured for Creating Harmony in New Zealand's Capital City

Latter-day Saint woman shares what the harmony award means to her

Government Minister, Andrew Little, presented the ‘2021 King Abdullah ll World Interfaith Harmony Week First Prize’ to the Wellington Interfaith Council (WIFC) in a ceremony held in his parliamentary office in Wellington, New Zealand earlier this month.

Attending the ceremony was Latter-day Saint Tania Torea. She said, "The Harmony Week award is a reminder that we are all children of a loving Father in Heaven ─ all of us ─ from every nation, creed, and background."

She added, "We may look different, and worship differently, yet there is harmony in our shared desire to love and care for all of God's children."


The prize recognised the WIFC Harmony Week event, which distributed free lunches for almost 200 people in Wellington City. Educational literature and holy texts of diverse religious faiths were displayed. The event provided an opportunity for people to dialogue, ask questions, and be better informed about different faiths and practices.

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