Opening Ceremonies

26 June 2019


Kiran Bali Kiran Bali, MBE JP

 Chair of the URI Global Council of Trustees


Victor Kazanjian The Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian Jr. 

 Executive Director of URI



Opening Remarks:

George Shultz The Hon. George P. Shultz

 Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution

 Former Secretary of State for the United States


Tiffany Steinwert The Rev. Dr. Tiffany Steinwert

 Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University



Patricia Neumann Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann

 Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University



Sughra Ahmed Sughra Ahmed

 Associate Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University

Remembering Victims of Violence and Injustice

A prayer offering adapted from a prayer by Rabbi Roland Gittelsohn, which is based on a poem by Rabbi Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Riemer.

Presented by

Adeola Fearon, Founder of the Charlotte Red Bench, a URI Cooperation Circle, and Chair of the URI-North America Leadership Council

Abraham Karickam, URI-South India Regional Coordinator

Rabbi Stephen S. Pearce, DD, PhD, Sr. Rabbi Emeritus and Taube Scholar at Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco

Karimah Stauch, URI-Europe Regional Coordinator

Enoé Texier, Professor at the Central University of Venezuela, and URI-Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Coordinator