Interfaith Prayer Breakfast for Opening of 54th U.N. General Assembly 09 Sep 1999

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Musical Invocation         Premik Russell Tubbs

Master of Ceremonies     Dr. Kusumita P. Pedersen

Silent Meditation              All present

Song for Peace                 The Singers of The Peace Meditation

Welcome                           H. E. Dr. Peter Tornka

Permanent Representative of Slovakia
to the United Nations

The Leaders in Prayer:


The Reverend Dr. Chung Ok Lee
Head Minister
Won Buddhism of America


The Reverend Dr. Elias D. Mallon, S. A.
The Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute


Swami Amarnathananda
Bharat Sevashram Sangha of America (New Jersey)


Aisha AI-Adawija
Founder and Director
Women in Islam


Sheldon Friedberg
Director, Institute for Christian-Jewish-Muslim Dialogue
Director of Community Relations and Interreligious Affairs
The National Conference on Community and Justice (NCCJ)

Closing Musical Invocation

Breakfast will be served.


My religion
Lovingly and cheerfully
Bows to all the other religions,
For each religion is a direct God-representative
Here on earth.

My religion
Deeply and equally values
All the religions of the world,
For it knows that each religion
Is a beautiful, powerful
And fruitful branch
Of God’s Life-Tree.

My religion
Tells me that each religion
Is assigned an important role
In God’s Cosmic Drama.

My religion
Is not only in search of excellence
In other religions,
But also has discovered uniqueness
In each and every religion.

– Sri Chinmoy, My Religion (1999)


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