The Very Reverend James Parks Morton

President, The Interfaith Center of New York
Dean Emeritus, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

30 March 2002

We are fortunate to have a Secretary-General of tremendous integrity, insight and courage in a world where all too often ‘negotiation’ only means the humiliation of one’s adversary. His quiet, dignified, perseverant diplomacy is not only effective, it is exemplary of what the United Nations can and must be. It is time to stand with the peacemakers and follow with both caution and strength every promising path away from violence and confrontation. It is a time to walk with the UN leader.

The gratitude of the international interfaith community to Secretary-General Kofi Annan is immense and our affirmation of his exhibited skill and courage is profound.

Thank you, Mr. Secretary-General.