Interfaith Prayer Breakfast for Opening of 54th U.N. General Assembly 09 Sep 1999Filed under 2 or more | Prayer or silence day - event | UN Anniversaries
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
Won Buddhism of America
The Reverend Dr. Elias D. Mallon, S. A.
The Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute
Bharat Sevashram Sangha of America (New Jersey)
Founder and Director
Women in Islam
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.
Lovingly and cheerfully
Bows to all the other religions,
For each religion is a direct God-representative
Here on earth.
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.
Tells me that each religion
Is assigned an important role
In God’s Cosmic Drama.
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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