UN / INTER-FAITH PRAYER FOR PEACE

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On the last Friday of Ramadan, as Christians celebrate Easter, Jews mark the end of Passover, and Sikhs enjoy the festival of Vaisakhi, the UN Secretary-General said, “Even the calendar is sending a message of unity.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 14 APR 2023, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters

2. Wide shot, Guterresh arriving at the ceremony, General Assembly Plaza
3. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“At a time of terrible divisions, we are here today in common cause. We gather at a unique moment, on the last Friday of Ramadan, as Christians celebrate Easter, Jews mark the end of Passover, and Sikhs enjoy the festival of Vaisakhi. Even the calendar is sending a message of unity. To unite for people. Unite for our planet. And unite for peace.”
4. Wide shot, UN and Religious representatives
5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Today, at this blessed moment of renewal across faiths, let us lift our hearts and voices for peace – our guiding star and most precious goal. Let us hold firm to the common faith that unites the human family. Let us come together as communities and countries. Let us pray for peace.”
6. Med shot, Guterres leaving podium
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Rev. Doyeon Park, Won Buddhist, Chaplain at New York University, Religious Life Adviser at Columbia University (Buddhist representative):
“In this time of conflict and division, may we all come together to build a peaceful co-existence, with our fellow beings and mother Earth by realizing that we are all interrelated and we cannot overcome any difficulties without collective efforts.”
8. Med shot, Breyer walking to podium
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Rev. Chloe Breyer, Executive Director, Interfaith Center of New York / Episcopal Priest, Diocese of New York:
“Bless the peacemakers, bring more women to the negotiating table, strengthen the aid and health workers, be with UN workers in the field, grand winsome to our world leaders.”
10. Med shot, Mohan walking to podium
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Ramaswamy Mohan, Trustee, Secretary / Treasurer, Hindu Temple Society of North America:
“May there be welfare for all beings, from animals all the way up to the wisest of all people. May all be free from diseases. May all enjoy prosperity. May no one experience sorrow. Peace, peace, peace.”
12. Zoom in, Imam Musa Kabba reciting El-Fatiha
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Rabbi Joshua Stanton, Rabbi, East End Temple in Manhattan /Senior Fellow, National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL):
“Peace is not just up in heaven. It is down here on earth in the way we interact with each other.”
14. Wide shot, UN and Religious representatives
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Simran Jeet Singh, Executive Director, Aspen Institute’s Religion & Society Program:
“Joy is s choice. Connection is a choice. Peace is a choice. Let’s make that choice, together, everyday.”
16. Wide shot, Wide shot, UN and interfaith representatives, one-minute silence for people suffering from conflicts worldwide

STORYLINE:
On the last Friday of Ramadan, as Christians celebrate Easter, Jews mark the end of Passover, and Sikhs enjoy the festival of Vaisakhi, the UN Secretary-General said, “Even the calendar is sending a message of unity.”

António Guterres held today (14 Apr) a special ‘Prayer for Peace’ moment at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

His message to the world is to come together as communities and countries and hold firm to the common faith that unites the human family.

At the event, religious representatives gathered to deliver a critical message about peace at a time of so much conflict and suffering around the world.

Rev. Doyeon Park, Won Buddhist, Chaplain at New York University, and Religious Life Adviser at Columbia University, said, “In this time of conflict and division, may we all come together to build a peaceful co-existence, with our fellow beings and mother Earth by realizing that we are all interrelated and we cannot overcome any difficulties without collective efforts.”

Chloe Breyer, Executive Director the of Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) and Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of New York said, Bless the peacemakers, bring more women to the negotiating table, strengthen the aid and health workers, be with UN workers in the field, grand winsome to our world leaders.”

Ramaswamy Mohan, Trustee, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Hindu Temple Society of North America said, “May there be welfare for all beings, from animals all the way up to the wisest of all people. May all be free from diseases. May all enjoy prosperity. May no one experience sorrow. Peace, peace, peace.”

Imam Musa Kabba of the Masjid-Ur-Rahmah Mosque in the Bronx, recited the El-Fatiha, made a supplication, and sent his blessing.

Rabbi Joshua Stanton, Rabbi at the East End Temple in Manhattan, stated, “Peace is not just up in heaven. It is down here on earth in the way we interact with each other.”

Today’s Sikh representative, Simran Jeet Singh, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Religion & Society Program, said, “Joy is s choice. Connection is a choice. Peace is a choice. Let’s make that choice, together, every day.”
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