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It is estimated that there are more than 132 million children worldwide who have been orphaned by disaster, disease or poverty, or abandoned on the streets by their parents.

The goal of World Orphan Week 2012 (6 – 12 February) is to highlight their plight and help give more children a mother, a home, and a family for life. Mother and children

By taking part in World Orphan Week 2012, you can make a real difference to the lives of orphaned and abandoned children.

World Orphan Week 2012 is a time to remember and reach out to all those children throughout the world who do not have a family that nurtures and gives them a sense of belonging. Why not take part as an individual, a school, a community group, or work place?

Email to request a fundraising pack for World Orphan Week 2012.

World Cancer Day – 4 February 2012

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the disease.

The Japanese bean throwing festival is celebrated every year on 3rd February and marks the beginning of spring.

Traditionally, people count out the number of beans to correspond with their age, then throw them out their door shouting “Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!” (“Demons out! Luck in!”).




鬼は外! 福は内!

The aim of World Religion Day is to foster the establishment of interfaith understanding and harmony by emphasizing the common denominators underlying all religions.

The following could be described as the ‘Golden Rule’ of the major religions:

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Hurt not others
in ways that you yourself
would find hurtful.
What is hateful to you,
do not to your fellow man.
That is the entire law;
all the rest is commentary  .
Do unto others
as you would have them
do unto you.
No one of you is a believer
until he desires for his brother
that which he desires
for himself.
Blessed is he
who preferreth his brother
before himself. 
Baha’i Faith 

This poster is designed by
Jeff Strieff