Organized by Embrace Foundation in 1985 at the United Nations Chapel. Religious leaders from around the world representing the: Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, Buddhist, Sufi, Baha'i, Jain, Sikh
and Zoroastrian traditions (encompassing many denominations) addressed the media on issues of objective reporting in areas of conflict. They also emphasized the need for less sensationalism and
more positivism in news reporting worldwide.

Advisory& Lecture Board
(names by alphabetical order)

Sheikh Mubarak Ahmed, Islam, Pakistan, Africa, USA

Mother Tessa Bielecki, Christianity-Catholic, USA & Canada

Rev. Beatrice Blair, Christianity-Protestant

Dr. Richard Boeke, Unitarian Universalist

Rev. Chitrabhanu, Jainism, India

Rabbi Meir Fund, Judaism - Hasidic

Khambo Lama Kh.Gaadan, Mahayana Buddhism, Mongolia

Rabbi Joseph H. Gelberman, Judaism, Interfaith Seminary, USA

Dr. (Sister) Marie Goldstein, RHSM, Christianity-Catholic, Jerusalem

Dr. Fung Hu-hsiang, Confucianism, Taiwan, ROC

Dr. P. Jayaraman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, India, USA

Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Sufi Order in the West, USA & Europe

Dr. Mahesh Mehta, Hinduism, US & India

Venerable K. Piyatissa, Theravada Buddhism, Sri Lanka

His Holiness Tri Rinpoche, Gelupa Order, Tibetan Buddhism, India

Father Herbert Rogers, S.J., Christianity-Catholicism

Swami Satchidananda, Hinduism, Yoga, International

Rabbi Zalman Schachter, Judaism, USA & Israel

Dr. Gopal Singh, Sikhism, India

Rev. Brian Smeatan, Christianity Protestant, Republic of Ireland

Rabbi Ronald Sobel, Reform Judaism

Rev. Jomyo Tanaka San, Shingon Buddhism, Japan, Europe, USA

Dr. Thich Huyen-Vi, Vietnamese Buddhism, France

John Yungblut, Society of Friends

Dr. K.D. Irani, Zoroastrianism
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