The International Interfaith Peace Declaration represented
a focus point for global collaboration, strategic planning, development, recovery
and healing following the 911 attacks, initiatives engaged:
- newspaper, radio and television, corporate,
intergovernmental, non-governmental, United Nations, community action and
interfaith organizations in approximately 195 countries.
- grassroots networks (household level),
corporate, municipal, state and federal government, community action and
interfaith organizations in approximately 3100 United States Counties.
Biodefense: Expanding Dialogue
In the publication
Threats and Terrorism, Assessing the Science and Response Capabilities:
Workshop Summary (2002)," the National Academy of Sciences has recognized
Humanitarian Resource Institute (HRI) as one of nine leading educational
and research institutions. These include:
the HRI: Humanitarian
University Consortium Graduate
Studies Center for Medicine,
Medicine and Law serves as (1)
an international community of scholars, (2)
a bridge between Humanitarian Resource Institute
and the international academic community, (3) a think
tank in support of the United Nations programs and (4) the
promotion of higher learning through both traditional and
for Nonproliferation Studies.
University: Center for Public Health Preparedness.
University John F. Kennedy School of Government: Belfer Center for Science
and International Affairs.
- Humanitarian Resource Institute.
Hopkins University: Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies.
Institute of Technology: Center for International Studies.
Academy of Sciences.
of Maryland: Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland.
of Minnesota: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.
The response of the international interfaith community was immediate, with
signatories that included:
Joel Beversluis, USA, CoNexus Multifaith Media and Editor, North American
Curtis, USA, Professor of Ag. Education, Pennsylvania State University
USA, Executive Director of NET at TWO RIVERS
T. Geraty, USA, President, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA
Smith-Gillespie, International Trade Centre - UNCTAD/WTO - UN-ITC
C. Koulouris, Peace and Justice Committee Cochair, The Episcopal Diocese
USA, Interfaith Community Church, Seattle, WA
Mattern, USA, Association of World Citizens, San Francisco, CA
Joan Meierotto, USA, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Reimer, Canada, Mennonite Brethren
USA, Maryknoll Affiliate
Tenzin Kalsang, Canada, Tibetan Buddhist
USA, Founder, American Peace Party of Boston
Lekshe Tsomo, USA, President, Sakyadhita: International Association of Buddhist
USA., Executive Director, Illinois Arts Alliance, Illinois
Philippines, Pax Christi-Pilipinas
USA, Lincoln, Nebraska City Council Member