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International Day of Peace

21 September 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

International Day of Peace
21 September 2020
11:55 a.m. – 3:05p.m. (EST)
Virtual Program streamed from
Tillman Chapel, Church Center for the United Nations
New York, NY

IDoP Program Outline:

11:45 a.m. (EDT) – Zoom Peace and Spirituality Room opens.  *Program participants only please use this direct link.

Everyone else can join us through our CCUN Facebook page OR

For people who do not have Facebook they can follow on

11:59 a.m. – UN Peace Bell is rung

12:00 p.m. – Global minute of silence

12:01 p.m. – Rev. Dionne offers opening remarks (Denise Scotto, Paul Luffenegger) She offers brief prayer & sets up the Tillman Chapel photo montage.

12:05 p.m. – Tillman Chapel Photo Montage begins (*one of Paul’s videos’ can be playing softly underneath video)

12:15p.m. – Rev. Dionne introduces Dr. Azza Karam, Secretary General of Religions for Peace.  Dr. Karam offers reflection and prayer.

12:30p.m. – Rev. Dionne introduces Hiro Sakurai, President of the Committee on Religious Non-Governmental Organizations (CRNGO).  Hiro offers reflection and prayer.

12:45p.m. – Rev. Dionne introduces Denise Scotto, Chair of the International Day of Yoga Committee at the U.N.  Denise will introduce our friends and set up for the 1:00p.m. hour of programming so that they can begin directly after the minute of silence ends.

*If Denise finishes sooner, then we will play one of Paul’s video’s here.

12:55p.m. – Minute of silence (Master Kim from Chicago)

1:01p.m. – Denise Scotto will begin with opening quotes and prayers from Sri Chinmoy, Rabbi Gelberman, Thich Nhat Hanh, then, she will introduce Rev. Qalvy Grainzvolt from Shinnyo-En USA;

Denise will then read messages from IDY Committee core team including from Her Holiness Amma Sri Karunami;

Denise will introduce Paul Luftenegger to offer some remarks about his CD–Seeds of Peace;

Denise will introduce Sabita Greer from the Brama Kumari’s UN office to provide the Closing Meditation.

1:35p.m. – Back to Chicago (Flag Ceremony)

1:59 p.m. – Guru Dileepji Kumar will blow the conch shell

2:00p.m. – Moment of silence

2:01 p.m. – Tillman Chapel Photo Montage & UN Multifaith Council video about the work of religious organizations at the UN (provided courtesy of Bani)

2:15p.m. – Guru Dileepji will share reflection/prayer (*possibly close w/blowing of the conch shell again)

2:30p.m. – Rev. Dionne will introduce Rev. Liberato C. Bautista, President of CoNGO—The Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations. Levi will offer reflection & prayer.

2:45p.m. – Denise Scotto will formally introduce Paul Luffenegger, Paul will share briefly, and we will end with his final video.

3:00p.m. – Final moment of silence in solidarity with Chicago

3:01 – 3:05 p.m. – Denise Scotto will offer her final remarks, thanks, etc., Rev. Dionne offers final remarks, thanksgivings (Monica Willard, etc.) and close with sending prayer.


21 September 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT