World Interfaith Harmony Week Celebration in New York City

31 January 2019, 4:15 PM

URI is partnering with Unity Earth and many other organizations in celebration of the 2019 World Interfaith Harmony Week to be held on Feb 2 at historic United Palace Theatre in New York City.

URI is one of the partner organizations with Unity Earth, UN Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns (UN-CSVGC), Evolutionary Leaders, We The World, Compassion Games International, and many more in the commemoration of the celebration of the 2019 UN World Interfaith Harmony Week to be held on February 2nd, 2019 at the historic United Palace Theatre in New York City.

This unprecedented interactive concert and multigenerational daytime celebration will bring together indigenous leaders, musicians, diplomats, artists, scientists, activists, peace activists, interfaith and faith-based organization representatives along with youth and guests of all ages in a colorful celebration of our common humanity.

Building on the work of UNITY EARTH’s U Day Festival 2018 in partnership with URI-Africa, which commemorated World Interfaith Harmony Week in Ethiopia at the African Union Commission in February 2018, the UNITY EARTH LIFT OFF event on February 2nd, 2019 will work to engage and inspire the New York community, NGO representatives to the UN and the diplomatic corps while introducing the Road to 2020 and Caravan of Unity to an international audience.

Featuring a remarkable array of Indigenous leaders, including Chief Dwaine Perry, Dr. Mindahi Bastida and Chief Phil Lane, Jr (URI Global Council member), as well as local and international performers and speakers, the concert will be a momentous occasion for those who are gathered and for all who join in the global live-streaming event. 


UNITY EARTH LIFT OFF is a catalyst for the Global Road to 2020. The Road to 2020 is an increasingly public series of events worldwide designed to capture new opportunities for weaving a greater spirit of unity and peaceful coexistence across the Earth. These gatherings, which began in 2016 at the United Nations, all build towards the Caravan of Unity, a globally broadcast display of solidarity designed to bring together grass-roots movements in ecology, arts, the wisdom traditions and social justice. This historic tour will begin in San Francisco on September 1, 2020 and finish in New York on the International Day of Peace, September 21, in support of Sustainable Development Goal #16 (Peace).


May Peace Prevail on Earth.

In peace and gratitude,

Mussie Hailu

Written By

Global Envoy of URI, Continental Director for URI-Africa and URI Representative to the United Nations in Nairobi