Necessity of Interfaith Harmony and Global Cooperation
in Addressing Social Issues
Monday February 3, 2014
6:00 – 9:00 pm
United Nations Centre, 777 United Nations Plaza, 7th Floor
Corner of 44th Street and First Avenue in Manhattan
Register online at: https://elementsforpeace.eventbrite.com
Admission is $10 (online); $12 at the door. Seating is limited. Prior registration is encouraged.
Refreshments will be served.
Featured Speakers Include
Dr. Ricardo de Sena, Moderator
Ricardo de Sena is the Director of UN Latin Affairs Office, UPF International
Rev. Brian Ellis-Gibbs
Rev. Brian Ellis-Gibbs is the Pastor of Queens Baptist Church, New York; associate faculty with the University of Phoenix in New Jersey; and adjunct professor in the New York Theological Seminary. Rev. Ellis-Gibbs serves on the Board of Directors for Faith in New York, an interfaith organization that works for social justice, freedom and equality.
Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry
Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry was born in Pakistan and raised in Pennsylvania where he attended college and afterwards went for graduate studies at Harvard. He then attended Stony Brook Medical School and currently is in private practice as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He has served the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community on several levels including being a member of the National Board of the Youth branch and the General Secretary for the New York Chapter.
Mr. Kris Ram
Dr. Frank Kaufman
Dr. Frank Kaufmann is founder and President of Filial Projects, Director of the Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace (IRFWP), editor-in-chief of Dialogue and Alliance (1999 – 2009), and editor-in-chief of The New World Encyclopedia. He has worked in over 70 countries, including in conflict-ridden and violent environments, and engaged 500 international scholars for the development of New World Encyclopedia. Frank was nominated for the Guru Nanak Interfaith Award, along with the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. Dr. Kaufmann is an expert on interfaith dialogue and cooperation.
Rick Ulfik is Founder of We, The World and the WE Campaign at WE.net, Co-Founder and Principal Organizer of 11 Days of Global Unity – 11 Ways To Change The World, UN Representative for the Communications Coordination Committee for the United Nations,, Nonviolent Communication Workshop Facilitator, Co-Producer of the Visual Voices TV Series, and he is a award-winning composer and keyboard player.
On the occasion of World Interfaith Harmony Week, you are cordially invited to attend this International Leadership Seminar on “Necessity of Interfaith Harmony and Global Cooperation in Addressing Social Issues”. The seminar will provide the opportunity for representatives of various religious communities, faith-based organizations, followers of wisdom traditions and indigenous peoples, to share their insights on necessary elements for world peace, and insights and sharing of expertise in addressing global issues.
This interactive seminar will provide the opportunity for representatives of various religious communities, faith-based organizations, followers of wisdom traditions and indigenous peoples, to share their insights and expertise on the necessary elements for world peace, as well as addressing other global issues. There will be time for meeting, greeting and making new friends and partnerships for peace.
in the Prevention of Atrocity Crimes
In observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
1:15 – 2:45 p.m. United Nations, Conference Room 2
Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1dXokIg
Admission is Free
Mr. Adama Dieng
Special Adviser of the United Nations Secretary-General
on the Prevention of Genocide
H.E. Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan
to the United Nations
Ms. Consolee Nishimwe
Genocide survivor and author of “Tested to the Limit:
A Genocide Survivor’s Story of Pain, Resilience and Hope”
Dr. Carol Rittner, RSM
Distinguished Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies,
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; and
author of “Genocide in Rwanda: Complicity of the Churches?”
Rabbi Roger Ross
Chair of the Board and CFO of the International Seminary for Interfaith Studies,
United Religions Initiative UN Representative
Moderated by Dr. Hanifa Mezoui
Senior Advisor, Office of the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations