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09 September 2020
Charity in the Age of a Pandemic

At a time when everyone around the world is grappling with unprecedented changes and challenges in their lives, one of the most fundamental values that continue to make positive changes in our lives is generosity. The inevitable quality of giving continues bringing individuals of all backgrounds regardless of their languages, ethnicities, races, faiths, opinions together across the globe. We have witnessed various shades of generosity as they are implemented as a means of standing together in unity. Whether that’s through educating ourselves on social issues, raising awareness about humanitarian causes, supporting communities through monetary contributions or reaching out to a neighbor next door or across the continents, every act of goodwill has touched people’s lives. In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope – that together we can do extraordinary things. Together.

In 2012, September 5th was designated the “International Day of Charity” by the UN General Assembly to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.” In this spirit, on September 9th, UNA-NCA and the Rumi Forum would like to invite you to a virtual panel highlighting how individual and/or collective initiatives keep us connected.


  • Katherine Marshall, Senior Fellow, Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs
  • Jerome Tennille, Manager, Social Impact & Volunteerism, Marriott International
  • Kim R. Ford, President & CEO, Martha`s Table

When: Wednesday, September 9, 6:00-7:00pm
Where: Online
Cost: Free, but registration is required

Register Here