To Celebrate Earth Day
                                     And on the Occasion of the UN Year of Dialogue among Civilizations

                                                                   Thursday, 19 April 2001
                                                at United Nations Delegates’´ Dining Room

"Earth and Faith: A Book of Reflection for Action" is the result of a unique and longstanding collaboration between UNEP and its Interfaith Partnership for the Environment, a global network of faith traditions and organizations working to bring together the forces of religion and ecology.

Executive Director Welcoming Speech




        Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Chair of IPE  



Dr. Klaus Toepfer, UNEP Executive Director  

Dr. John J. Kirk, Founder of IPE    

PRAYERS & BLESSINGS Rev. Dr. Chung Ok Lee, WON Buddhism International Rev. Franklin E. Vilas, Christian Anglican Church Imam Dr. Muhammad Hatim, Admiral Family Circle Islamic Community Rabbi Lawrence Troster, Congregation Beth Israel Queen Mother Nana Osei Boakye Yiadom II Chief, Aburi (Ghana) MUSIC Ms. Ilfra Halley, Harpist




The book, along with this evening was made possible through the generosity of The Germeshausen Foundation, Inc., The Lifebridge Foundation, Partners for Environmental Quality, the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, and the Forum on Religion and Ecology.