Coming Up in May

2nd Annual Luncheon and Discussion on Interreligious Cooperation with Missions and UN Agencies

Thursday, May 24

1-3 PM at Church Center, 2nd Floor

Hosted by the Committee of Religious NGOs with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations

Free for paid members

$10 per person for non-members and guests

You MUST R.S.V.P. by Monday  21 May to Carolina Vasquez <cvasquez@bic.org>

Wednesday, May 16

PREMIERE FILM SCREENING OF MAYAN RENAISSANCE

RNGOs co-sponsored the film Mayan Renaissance on May 16th in the Tillman Chapel of the Church Center for the United Nations at First Avenue and 44th Street.

This film was shown during the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to highlight this year’s Special Theme, “The Doctrine of Discovery: Its Enduring Impact on Indigenous Peoples.” It stars 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate and Maya leader Rigoberta Menchu Tum.

A 7-minute preview of the film can be seen at: http://mayanrenaissance.org

RNGOs Tour “Transition to Christianity”

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The RNGO’s were invited by the Onassis Cultural Center, as arranged courtesy of RNGO Bureau member Lila Prounis, to a special guided tour of the exhibition, Transition to Christianity.

Coffee and traditional Greek pastries were offered before the tour.

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RNGOs Visit “Transition to Christianity”

The vibrant and complex life of the Eastern Mediterranean during a time of reinvention and renewal is the subject of the exhibition at the Onassis Cultural Center in Midtown Manhattan. On view from December 7, 2011 through May 14, 2012, Transition to Christianity: Art of Late Antiquity, 3rd – 7th Century A.D. brings together more than 170 exceptional objects on loan from Greek museums, as well as museums in Cyprus and the United States. Incorporating many outstanding works of art that have never before been seen outside Greece, as well as recently discovered works that are being exhibited for the first time anywhere, Transition to Christianity reveals a period of extraordinary and perhaps unexpected creativity in the Greek world of Late Antiquity.

Warm thanks to Lila Prounis, who represents the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council of North and South America, for arranging this fascinating and informative tour.