Interfaith Observation Program

Sunday, September 24, 1950

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Celebration of Interfaith ceremony.

Dr. Channing H Tobias reads from scripture.

Gloria Swanson speaks about the sacrifices made by our forefathers. Speaks of how sometimes it can be easier to hate than to love, but that we must make an effort.

Message from President Truman read by Emil K. Ellis. Calls for devotion to tolerance and mutual respect.

Eddie Miller sings the Lords Prayer.

Emil K. Ellis reads a message from Governor Dewey, who writes that he saw a banner at a protestant church wishing the Jewish members of the community a happy new year. He states that he is proud this happened in New York.

Fannie Hurst speaks about the role of the home in teaching children about interfaith ideals.

Acting Mayor Vincent Impellitteri speaks - calls for everyone to "be of peaceful mind and love thy neighbor."

Senator Irving Ives says that intolerance must be eradicated. He encourages feelings of brotherhood.

Dr. William Jansen discusses tolerance in schools.

Samuel Sokolski reads the Interfaith creed.

Edward J McCullen tells the story of the Good Samaritan.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69837
Municipal archives id: LT819


Emil K. Ellis, Fannie Hurst, Vincent R. Impellitteri, Irving McNeil Ives, William Jansen, Edward J. McCullen, Sanitation Department Band, Gloria Swanson and Channing H. Tobias


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