The Concert for Peace was organized by the Argentine Judeo-Christian Confraternity on Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m. Jews, Muslims and Christians gathered at the Temple of Liberty, which is the oldest in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, to reaffirm the peaceful coexistence of the religious diversity that makes up the rich Argentine culture.
To begin, leaders of different creeds from the URI Cooperation Circle “Escuela de Amor” (School of Love), together with others, raised their intentions so that the peace they were experiencing transcended time and space and extended to the world. From URI Latin America & the Caribbean region, several leaders led the prayer: Rabbi Sergio Bergman, Minister of the Environment, Rabbi Arieh Sztokman, and Nancy Falcon, representing the Muslim community.
Next came the Crianca Cidada Symphony Orchestra, which is composed of children rescued from the streets, and from delinquency and abuse, in the dangerous Recife neighborhood in Brazil. Today, they make up an educational complex and an orchestra of excellence, recognized by several private and governmental organizations, including by UNESCO. The orchestra played in several theaters around the world, as well as in the Vatican. It was touching to see how these very disadvantaged kids managed to fulfill their dreams and can be an inspiration for others, including everyone present that night.