United Nations ECOSOC Chamber


Moderator Gordon Tapper
President United African Congress, Founder Give Them a Hand Foundation

Interfaith Prayer Zoe Chang
Interfaith Minister , Member of the Executive Committee for United Nations Staff Recreational Council Enlightenment Society

Musical Interlude

Musical Performance of “One in Faith,” original anthem sung a Cappella by Russell Daisey, pianist, composer and Broadway performer

Sponsor Presentations

H.E. Mr. Amara Sheikh Mohammed Sowa
Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the United Nations

H.E. Ambassador Mr. Carlos Fuller
Permanent Representative of Belize to the United Nations

H.E. Ambassador Mr. Keith Mcbean
Deputy Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations

H.E. Archbishop Gabrielle Caccia
Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations

Faith Based Presentations

Reverend Paul Yoon
St Agnes Episcopal Church, New Jersey, Staff Chaplain at New York Presbyterian Hospital with Clinical assignment at Sloan Memorial Kettering Cancer Center

Imam Shamsi Ali
Director of  Jamaica Muslim Center Queens, New York;
President of Nusantara Foundation

Venerable You Lin
Buddha’s Light International Association

Rabbi Jill Hausman
Rabbi and Cantor at the Actors’ Temple in New York City

Ms. Tahila Mintz
Indigenous Yaqui, Ancestral Scribe, Educator and Community Organizer

Pari Rana
Hindu Representative from the Arya Samaj Center

Musical Interlude

Video Recording of Buddhist performers presented by B.L.I.A.

Civil Society Presentations

Dr. Judy Kuriansky
Professor of Psychology and Education, Columbia University Teachers College, Advisor, Mission of Sierra Leone to UN; Main Representative of International Association of Applied Psychology at the UN

Rabbi Robert Carroll and Mohammed Alhomsi
Alliance for Middle East Peace

Dr. Mohammed Nurhussein
Emeritus Physician (ret.); Chairman, United African Congress

Mr. Aly Samabaly
Founder, Be Own Sports Foundation

Dr. Stan J Strycharz
Psychologist, MDiv

Youth Presentations

Mr. Wantoe Wantoe
Co-Founder Youth Leader For Global Change, Youth Representative United Nations DGC Steering Committee

Ms. Sandra Ward
Graduate Student at Teachers College, Columbia University

Ms. Ambia Elias
Deputy Publisher, Stranger’s Guide magazine

Jaroun Zhou 
President of B.L.I.A. Youth Division

World Interfaith Harmony Week at the UN – Project Team

Imam Shamsi Ali

Bethann Carbone

Rev. Zoe Chang

Jenny Chen

Judy Chiang

Russell Daisey

Michael Heil

Dr. Judy Kuriansky

Helen Leong

Venerable You Lin

Dr. Mohammed Nurhussein

Felipe Queipo

Gordon Tapper

Sandra Ward

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