Join us for this timely programme featuring:
  • The Permanent Representatives to the United Nations of Sierra Leone, Belize, and the Permanent Observer of the Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations

  • Faith leaders from the Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim traditions and spiritual leaders representing the Onondaga Nation and African Traditional Religion

  • The World We Want, youth panel discussion

  • Celebratory musical performances
Gordon Tapper
President, United African Congress, and Founder, Give Them a Hand Foundation

Opening Prayers
Representatives and and spiritual leaders of various faiths

Dr. Judy Kuriansky
International Association of Applied Psychology, Columbia University Teacher’s College

Welcome Remarks
H.E. Ambassador Fanday Turay
Permanent Representative of the
Republic of Sierra Leone to the United Nations

Dr. Mohammed Nurhussein
Chair, United African Congress

H.E. Ambassador Carlos Fuller
Permanent Representative of Belize to the United Nations

Archbishop Gabrielle Giordano Caccia
Permanent Observer of the Holy See Mission to the United Nations

Musical Interlude
Russell Daisey - performing One Faith
Internationally known vocalist and composer

Faith Leaders Segment – PART 1
Imam Shamsi Ali
Director of the Jamaica Islamic Center, Queens, NY,
and President of the Nusantara Foundation

Reverend Theodora Brooks
Vicar of the St Margaret Episcopal Church in Longwood, the Bronx

Rabbi Joseph Potasnik
Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis

Mr. Tadodaho Sydney Hill
Spiritual Leader of the Onondaga Nation

Pandit Dr. Amarjeet Shastri
Hindu Priest

Musical Interlude
Ms. Carlene Davis – Video performance
Jamaican gospel and reggae singer

Faith Leaders Remarks – Part II
Dr. Jacob K Olupona
Professor of African Religious Traditions, Harvard Divinity School

Abbott Venerable Hui Dong
Buddha’s Light International Association (via video)

Reverend Craig Rubano
Co-Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, New Jersey

Mr. Carl Murrell
Principal United Nations Representative of Baha’i of the United States

Pastor Scott Stearman
Metro Baptist Church, and United Nations Representative,
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Ms. Sally Kader
Founder and President, International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development

Musical Interlude
The United Nations Singers

Youth Segment
Moderated by Mr Felipe Queipo
Department of Global Communications, United Nations

Panel Discussion with Youth Leaders:

Francis Koroma – Organization of African Youth

Wantoe T. Wantoe – Youth Assembly Advisory Council

Melanie Schneide – Columbia University Teacher’s College

Jaron Zhou – Buddhist Light International Association

Musical Interlude
The BLIA Children’s Choir

Summation and Recommendations

*Program subject to change
Hope to see you there!