Empowered Youth Transforming Humanity: Building the Culture of Peace Now and into the Future!

Empowered Youth Transforming Humanity: Building the Culture of Peace Now and into the Future!


Organized by

Church of the Covenant
310 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
212-697-3185 (voice)

Date / Time

Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM


All-day youth event in honor of the 20th year observation of the United Nations Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace.


THE FIRST ANNUAL EVENT TO INSPIRE NEXT GENERATION PEACEBUILDING: “Empowered Youth Transforming Humanity” While focused on young peace leaders, this event will engage mind, body, and spirit to recognize, inspire, and empower people of all ages and stages to take action to build the Culture of Peace.

This integrated intergenerational event presents an opportunity to amplify collective voice, educate on peacebuilding tools and practices, inspire innovation, and instill a shared vision for ongoing and unified action toward the Culture of Peace for all people and all generations.

Register at https://pathwaystopeace.org/empowered-youth-transforming-humanity-registration/

8:45am - 12:00pm: Opening Ceremony, History to Date and Bridges to the Future

Interfaith Earth + Native American Ceremony @ Isaiah Wall (across from UNHQ 43 and 1st Avenue)

Mindahi Bastida Munoz, Director of Original Caretakers Program at Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary will call forth the community with spirit blessings ceremony with Native Anerican chanters and joined in prayer by Anele Hieges, a Dominican grandmother (blessed by Ojibwe Elder of the IN MNJIKANING NATION in Ontario, Canada). This ceremonial gathering and tribute will activate our energetic interconnection and uphold the Culture of Peace in our vision and journey as we walk in procession together to the Church of the Covenant (42nd and 1st ave). Interfaith participants include Guru Dileepji Kumar, and others.

Rev. Dr. Cornell Edmonds: “Welcome to the Church of the Covenant”

Xiye Bastida, Climate Justice Activist with Friday’s For Future: “A Few Words about Youth Activism”

The ARK for Peace Family: “A History Dedicated to Peace”

The Empowered Youth Transforming Humanity Movement Builders: “A Call to Unity and Action”

1 – 2:30pm: GRASSROOTS TO GLOBAL: A RISING CALL FOR YOUTH ACTIVISM. Youth Panel Presentations, Integrated Intergenerational Participation, Performance. Rinor Jani, U.N. Representative for Pathways To Peace, Youth Panel Moderator, “Grassroots to Global: A Rising Call for Youth Activism”.

Afternoon Breakout Session 1: “Exploring Activism”

Jennifer Helene Popken, “Eating for Peace”

Edward T Hall III (Ted), Seedball, “Union of Science and Religion in the Practical Actualization of Peace: A Holistic Approach Elucidated Through Discussion”

One Human Institute: “From I to We to ONE”

Through the lens of “Activism” Presentations and Facilitated Dialogues will explore the 8 Programme of Action Areas as presented in “the blue book” A/RES/243/53 United Nations Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace adopted by consensus on 13 September 1999.

Fostering a Culture of Peace through education

Promoting sustainable economic and social development

Promoting respect for all human rights

Promoting equality between women and men

Fostering democratic participation

Advancing and understanding tolerance and solidarity

Supporting participatory communication and the free flow of information and knowledge

Promoting international peace and security

Afternoon Breakout Session 2: “Building a Culture of Peace: Organizing for Change”

Irene Kai and David Wick, The Ashland Culture of Peace and World Peace Flame, “World Peace Flame Comes to Life”

Who Should Attend

FREE and open to the public


Church of the Covenant
310 East 42nd Street
(between 1st & 2nd Avenue)

Additional Information

Website: https://clarinet-onion-4m9s.squarespace.com/


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