AfSV Message for the International Day of Friendship

July 30, 2021 – Today, the Alliance for Shared Values joins the international community in celebrating the UN’s International Day of Friendship. This day provides hope to many that friendship between peoples and cultures can create peace between communities.

Peaceful and harmonious coexistence are among Hizmet’s core values. Members of the Hizmet community feel strongly that focusing on our shared beliefs fosters greater positivity, understanding, and harmony in society.

As we celebrate this joyful day, we encourage everyone to reach out to new people of diverse backgrounds to build new bonds and connect communities. It is our hope that, by learning about others’ faiths and cultures, we may achieve a more peaceful society.

About Alliance for Shared Values

The Alliance for Shared Values (AFSV) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves as a voice for cultural organizations affiliated with Hizmet, a civil society movement inspired by prominent preacher and peace advocate Fethullah Gülen. The Alliance strives to promote peace and social harmony by helping reduce misinformation and false stereotypes about any or all ethnic, cultural and religious communities. To learn more about the Alliance, please visit