VIDEO: World Interfaith Harmony Week at the United Nations

Leah Schwartz traveled to the United Nations as part of a URI North America-sponsored program for young adult interfaith leaders. This trip occurred during World Interfaith Harmony Week. Schwartz is a member of the University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel, a Cooperation Circle member of the United Religions Initiative.

The following video encapsulates my experience at the UN for World Interfaith Harmony Week with the United Religions Initiative. I hope that by watching my story you can get a sense of the jam-packed two days I spent at the UN with other members of URI Cooperation Circles and URI United Nations Representative Monica Willard. The video includes images and videos from a high-level panel for the 55th Commission for Social Development, a tour of the UN, and a side event titled “Global Citizenship in Eradicating Poverty.” The video is mediated via Snapchat, an application that allows users to create digital stories.

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Read reflections from other trip participants here and here

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