• World Harmony Run

    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

  • 1,000,000 Participants

    Across 6 Continents
    1,000,000 Participants

  • Dreaming of a more harmonious world

    100 countries
    Dreaming of Harmony

  • Schools And Kids

    Make a Wish for Peace
    Schools And Kids

  • Sri Chinmoy: World Harmony Run Founder

    World Harmony Run Founder
    Sri Chinmoy

  • Carl Lewis: World Harmony Run Spokesman

    World Harmony Run Spokesman
    Carl Lewis

  • New York, USA

    New York

  • London, Great Britain

    Great Britain

  • Shakhovskaya, Russia


  • Around Australia

    15,000 kms, 100 days
    Around Australia

  • Around Ireland

    14 Days, 1500km
    Around Ireland

  • Wanaka, New Zealand

    New Zealand

  • Arjang, Norway


  • Rekjavik, Iceland


  • Beijing, China


  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

  • Belgrade, Serbia


  • Lake Biwa, Japan

    Lake Biwa

  • Kapsait, Ethiopia


  • Pangkor Island, Malaysia

    Pangkor Island

  • Bali, Indonesia


  • The All Blacks, New Zealand

    The All Blacks
    New Zealand

Canada 23 May: Toronto

Interfaith runs are a regular feature of the World Harmony Run in Toronto.

Interfaith runners Toronto pic 2

On Sunday morning the World Harmony Run team was greeted and joined by a group of 20 youth and adults of the Sikh faith - Guru Sabha Gurudwara.

Interfaith runners Toronto pic 1

We ran together passing the torch.

Interfaith run two runners

Two runners - oneness.

Interfaith two smiling

Father Terry Gallagher who had spoken at the Father John Redmond Catholic High School on 21 May (and is very active in the interfaith movement) enthusiastically joins in the days events with Shivaram, coordinator for the Harmony Run Toronto activities."

After a formal welcome we were given scarves to cover our heads, removed our shoes and were led inside where we made our presentation and showed the World Harmony Run video.

Interfaith youth 

Many of the youth also shared their thoughts on harmony and peace.

After the indoor ceremony we were treated to Langaar - the universal Sikh practice of feeding anyone who comes in at any time.

Interfaith run outside Toronto

A little more personal interaction and then we gathered outside around their Holy flagpole. We finished off with another short run.  See more pictures at their website http://www.ggscf.com/wp/

Enthusiasm, love and genuine warmth during the entire proceedings were very noticeable.

Interfaith Buddhist temple Toronto

Later that day we visited the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre where we met serious Buddhist practitioners. We joined them for a few minutes of special meditation and chanting for the World Harmony Run.

We also had a brief World Harmony Run ceremony in a yoga studio where the members also learn the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

During past years Interfaith events have been a regular feature of the World Harmony Run in Toronto.

This has special relevance since the UN and UNESCO are celebrating 2010 as the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures. Davidson Hepburn, President of the General Conference of UNESCO, has sent a message to all participants of the World Harmony Run in which he points out how the year "presents a wonderful opportunity to creatively celebrate cultural diversity and its role in forging ties between cultures and people. There is great value in bringing together different kinds of people, different forces, different views, different religions, and different beliefs."  Read more messages: http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/unesco_year

This days runs follow the 21 May event at the Father John Redmond Catholic High School and demonstrated the advantages of people of different beliefs sharing their aspirations for harmony and doing something together that demonstrated their mutual respect for various faith traditions.


– Shivaram trichur

You can send a message to the runners or read the messages.

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