NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Protecting freedom of thought and conscience within the international community of nations


Unseen Valor: Acts of Interfaith Courage in the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief

The NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Committee of Religious NGOs are pleased to invite you to a luncheon event on Thursday, May 15, 2014, that will highlight the bravery of people who have acted on behalf of freedom of religion or relief. Speakers will share stories of noble individuals who have, at great personal risk, demonstrated their solidarity, inspired others, and influenced the international community.

Panelists include:

— H.E. Mr. Ferit Hoxha, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Albania to the United Nations

— Ms. Bani Dugal, President, NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief

— Dr. William Vendley, Secretary General, Religions for Peace

— Ms. Jacqueline Murekatete, survivor of the 1994 Rwanda genocide

— Dr. Borislava Manojlovic, Director of Research, School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University

With invited remarks by:

— Mr. Adama Dieng, Special Advisor to the Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide

This event will take place Thursday, May 15, 2014, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the Bahá’í International Community United Nations Office, located at 866 UN Plaza (Suite 120), New York, NY 10017.

Lunch will be served. To RSVP, please email Menaka Kannan at or 212-803-2500.

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