CAM Observes First-Ever International Day of Human Fraternity

February 4, 2021

The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) was pleased to join millions around the world on Thursday, February 4, in observing the first-ever International Day of Human Fraternity.

The new annual occasion, which falls during World Interfaith Harmony Week, was created by a UN General Assembly resolution passed in November.

A UN statement marking the event expressed concern over rising religious intolerance amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and declared, “In these times we need — perhaps more than ever before — to recognize the valuable contribution of people of all religions, or beliefs, to humanity and the contribution that dialogue among all religious groups can make towards an improved awareness and understanding of the common values shared by all humankind.”

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “As we commemorate the International Day of Human Fraternity, let us commit to do more to promote cultural and religious tolerance, understanding and dialogue.”

As a global interfaith coalition of over 305,000 members and 300 partner organizations and institutions, CAM is committed to building closer ties between peoples of all religions, races, and creeds.

Last May, CAM and the American Muslim & Multifaith Women’s Empowerment Council co-hosted the National Muslim Jewish Interfaith Iftar: A Common Destiny for Humanity, which reached over 11,000 people on Zoom and Facebook Live.